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2017-2018 Workshop Series

Faculty Colloquium Series: Danielle Citron
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
12:00 PM-1:15 PM
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Danielle Citron is the Morton & Sophia Macht Professor of Law at the University of Maryland’s Francis King Carey School of Law. Professor Citron teaches and writes about information privacy, free expression, and civil rights and is an internationally recognized information privacy expert. Her book, Hate Crimes in Cyberspace (Harvard University Press) explored the phenomenon of cyber stalking and the role of law and private companies in combating it.

In relation to her research, Professor Citron has advised federal and state legislators, law enforcement, and international lawmakers on privacy issues. She works closely with companies, including Twitter, Facebook, Google and Microsoft, on issues involving online safety and privacy and serves as an advisor to a range of civil liberties and privacy organizations. In 2017, she will Chair the Electronic Privacy Information Center’s Board of Directors. She is also an adviser to the American Law Institute’s Restatement Third, Information Privacy Principles Project.

Faculty Colloquium Series: Teressa Ravenell
Monday, October 9, 2017
12:00 PM-1:15 PM
Villanova University School of Law

Teressa Ravenell is a Professor of Law at Villanova University School of law, where she has taught Civil Procedure, Civil Rights litigation, and a seminar on Police Conduct since 2006.  Her research focuses on § 1983 and its intersection with other areas of law. Before joining the Villanova faculty, she clerked for the Honorable Raymond A. Jackson of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and was an associate for Wilmer, Cutler, and Pickering.  Professor Ravenell graduated from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

Faculty Colloquium Series: Karen M. Tani
Monday, November 13, 2017
12:00 PM-1:15 PM
University of California, Berkeley School of Law

Karen M. Tani is a scholar of U.S. legal history, with broad interests in poverty law and policy, administrative agencies, rights language, federalism, and the modern American state. She is the author of States of Dependency: Welfare, Rights, and American Governance, 1935-1972, published in April 2016 by the Studies in Legal History series of Cambridge University Press. The book aims to shed new light on the nature of modern American governance by examining legal contests over welfare benefits and administration in the years between the New Deal and the modern welfare rights movement. She is also the author of many law review articles including, her most recent, “An Administrative Right to Be Free from Sexual Violence?: Title IX Enforcement in Historical and Institutional Perspective,” which appeared in the Duke Law Journal. She teaches torts, legal and constitutional history, and social welfare law at Berkeley School of Law.

Faculty Colloquium Series: Molly Land
Monday, December 11, 2017
12:00 PM-1:15 PM
University of Connecticut School of Law

Molly Land is a Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law. Drawing on her human rights expertise and background as an intellectual property litigator, Professor Land’s scholarship focuses on the effect of new technologies on human rights fact-finding, advocacy, and enforcement, as well as the role of human rights norms and framing strategies in organizing around human rights issues. Her current work explores the extent to which human rights law can provide a foundation for claims of access to the Internet as well as the opportunities and challenges for using new technologies to achieve human rights objectives. Professor Land’s articles have been published in the Yale, Harvard, and Michigan journals of international law, among other places, and she speaks and lectures widely on the relationship between technology and human rights advocacy. She has also authored several human rights reports, including a report for the World Bank on the role of new technologies in promoting human rights.

Prior to beginning her career in the academy, Professor Land was an associate at Faegre & Benson LLP in Minneapolis, where she represented clients in intellectual property disputes, and a fellow at Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights. She clerked for the Honorable Denise Cote of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Faculty Colloquium Series: Josh Chafetz
Monday, January 22, 2018
12:00 PM-1:15 PM
Cornell Law School

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. 

Professor Chafetz received his B.A. from Yale University, his doctorate in Politics from Oxford (where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar), and his J.D. from Yale Law School. Following law school, he clerked for Judge Guido Calabresi of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. 

Faculty Colloquium Series: Alexandra Lahav
Monday, February 5, 2018
12:00 PM-1:15 PM
University of Connecticut School of Law

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.

Professor Lahav received her B.A. in history from Brown University and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. She clerked for Justice Alan Handler of the New Jersey Supreme Court and practiced with a boutique civil rights firm in New York City, now called Emery, Celli, Brinckerhoff & Abady LLC.

Faculty Colloquium Series: Ganesh Sitaraman
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
12:00 PM-1:15 PM
Vanderbilt Law School

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. 

An Eagle Scout and a Truman Scholar, Professor Sitaraman earned his A.B. in government magna cum laude at Harvard, a master‘s degree in political thought from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he was the Lionel de Jersey Harvard Scholar, and his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He is a principal of the Truman National Security Project and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Faculty Colloquium Series: Jordan Hyatt
Monday, April 9, 2018
12:00 PM-1:15 PM
Drexel University, Department of Criminology and Justice Studies

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.