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Monday, January 22, 2018
12:00 PM-1:15 PM
Josh Chafetz is a Professor of Law at Cornell Law School, where he teaches Constitutional Law, Legislation, and a seminar on the Separation of Powers, among other things. His research interests include structural constitutional law, American and British constitutional history, legislation and legislative procedure, American political development, and the intersection of law and politics. His second book, Congress’s Constitution: Legislative Authority and the Separation of Powers, was published by Yale University Press in 2017.
Monday, February 5, 2018
Alexandra Lahav is the Ellen Ash Peters Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law. Professor Lahav is an expert on civil procedure, complex litigation and mass torts. Her research primarily focuses on procedural justice and the limits of due process in class actions and aggregate litigation and on the role of litigation in American democracy. In recent articles, she has explored the justifications for innovative procedures such as statistical sampling and bellwether trials in mass tort litigation, what role principles of equality should play in litigation, and how courts can better manage multi-jurisdictional litigation. Her work has been cited in Federal Appellate and District Court opinions, academic articles and treatises and she regularly presents to academics and practitioners. She is co-author of the fifth edition of the popular civil procedure casebook, Civil Procedure: Doctrine, Practice, and Context. Her book defending the role of litigation in American democracy, In Praise of Litigation, was published by Oxford University Press in 2017.
Friday, February 9, 2018
9:30 AM-5:00 PM
Kline Institute for Trial Advocacy
1200 Chestnut Street
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Ganesh Sitaraman is a Professor of Law at the Vanderbilt Law School, whose research addresses issues in constitutional, administrative and foreign relations law. From 2011 to 2013, Professor Sitaraman served as Elizabeth Warren’s policy director and ultimately her senior counsel in the Senate. Professor Sitaraman also served as an adviser to Warren when she was chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Trouble Assets Relief Program (TARP). Before joining Vanderbilt‘s law faculty in 2011, Professor Sitaraman was the Public Law Fellow and a lecturer at Harvard Law School and a law clerk for Judge Stephen F. Williams on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Professor Sitaraman is the author of The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution (Knopf, 2017), which argues that a strong and sizable middle class is a prerequisite for America’s constitutional system.
Monday, April 9, 2018
Jordan M. Hyatt is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology and Justice Studies, Drexel University. Hyatt’s research in corrections and reentry focuses on the evaluation of innovative criminal justice interventions with an emphasis on randomized experiments. Through the program assessments with strong partnerships with practitioners, Hyatt works to develop effective and actionable criminal justice policies. Hyatt’s work is relevant for agencies with policy agendas focused on improving reintegration, public safety, and implementing evidence-based policies.