Faculty Scholarship Presentations
Professor Michael Scott participated in “The Future of Privacy and Data Security Regulation,” a one-day conference hosted by George Mason University School of Law’s Law & Economics Center. His presentation on “The FTC’s Crusade Against Data Security Breaches: Looking Back, Looking Forward” traces the FTC’s authority as set forth in Section 5 of the FTC Act, and argues that the FTC does not have the authority under Section 5 to pursue an organization for unfair or deceptive trade practices merely because there has been a data security breach. Click here for both conference videos and downloadable copies of the papers.
Professor Robert Lutz spoke on “The ‘New Normal’: A Dynamic and Globalized Legal Profession and the Role of Legal Education” at “The Future of Legal Education: Functions and Goals of Law Schools Today” – the final celebration for the Faculty of Law’s 25th anniversary at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) in Lebanon.
At the Law and Society Association’s 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, several Southwestern faculty members served as chairs, discussants and presenters on panels, and participated in paper presentations and Author Meets Reader sessions. The Southwestern contingent included Professors Ronald Aronovsky, Priya Gupta, Danielle Hart, Hila Keren, Arthur McEvoy, Jonathan Miller, Molly Selvin and John Tehranian, as well as Dean Emeritus Bryant Garth (see presentations titles/faculty below). This year’s meeting focused on “Law and Inequalities: Global and Local,” covering a topic central to the Associationâ€™s founding: the role of law and legal institutions in sustaining, creating, interrogating and ameliorating inequalities. Law and Society is the leading organization in the world devoted to the social-scientific study of law. Members include leading academic lawyers who use history, economics, sociology, linguistics and other social-science tools in their scholarship, as well as social scientists who study law as a social system.
- 30 Year Anniversary of the Feminism and Legal Theory Project Roundtable – Professor Hila Keren (Chair)
- Access to Justice – Dean Emeritus Bryant Garth (Chair/Discussant)
- A Critical Perspective on Rights – Professor Danielle Hart (Presenter)
- After the JD – Wave 3: An Update on the Careers of AJD Lawyers After 12 Years of Practice – Dean Emeritus Bryant Garth (presenter)
- Author Meets Reader (AMR): Nancy Kim, “Wrap Contracts: Foundations and Ramifications” – Professor Danielle Hart (Reader)
- Case Study and Comparative Approaches to US Legal History – Professor Jonathan Miller (Chair/Discussant)
- The Evolution and Entrenchment of Constitutionalism – Professor Jonathan Miller (Chair/Discussant)
- Global Governance Meets Local Spaces: Mapping the Layers of Today’s Law and Development – Professor Priya Gupta (Presenter)
- Globalization, Lawyers and Emerging Economies – Dean Emeritus Bryant Garth (Discussant)
- International Courts in Context – Dean Emeritus Bryant Garth (Discussant)
- The Limits of Intellectual Property – Professor John Tehranian (Presenter)
- Mandatory Arbitration Agreements: Promoting Efficiency or Exploiting Inequality? – Professor Ronald Aronovsky (Chair/Discussant)
- Socio-Legal Action to Protect Water Environments – Professor Arthur McEvoy (Chair/Discussant)
- Toward New Definitions of â€śJustice:â€ť Jurors, Injury Claimants, California Conservatives and Chinese Immigrants – Professor Arthur McEvoy (Chair and Presenter) and Professor Molly Selvin (Presenter)
- Unexpected Convergences of Law and Emotions – Professor Hila Keren (Presenter)