William and Mary Law School

Elmer J. Schaefer Workshop Series

medallionThe Elmer J. Schaefer Workshop Series is a weekly event at which invited speakers, drawn from the faculties at William & Mary and other law schools, present works in progress or forthcoming manuscripts for comments and discussion. Paper topics and formats vary widely from journal articles to book chapters. Attendance is limited to William & Mary faculty and invited guests.

Elmer J. Schaefer, Professor Emeritus, joined the Law School’s faculty in 1973 and retired in 2002. He was known as a dedicated and innovative teacher whose research focused primarily on antitrust and business regulation topics.

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Fall 2014

September 11
Elizabeth S. Scott, Harold R. Medina Professor of Law, Columbia Law School, From Contract to Status: Collaboration and the Evolution of Families.

September 18
Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Courts as Change Agents: Do We Want More—Or Less? and What Does –and Does Not—Ail State Constitutional Law.

October 2
Timothy Holbrook, Professor of Law, Emory Law School, Patent Anticipation and Obviousness as Possession.

October 9
John F. Duffy, Samuel H. McCoy II and Armistead M. Dobie Professor of Law, University of Virginia Law School, Statutory Domain and the Commercial Law of Intellectual Property.

October 16
David Luban, University Professor, Georgetown University Law Center, Human Rights Thinking and the Law of War.

October 23
Lee Fennell, Max Pam Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School, The Distributive Deficit in Law and Economics.

October 30
Richard Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University Law School, From Natural Law to Social Welfare: Theoretical Principles and Practical Applications.

November 13
Christopher L. Griffin, Jr., Assistant Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School, Political Affiliation and Quasi-Judicial Decision Making: Evidence from the National Labor Relations Board.

Spring 2015

January 15
John Pfaff, Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law

January 29
William Baude, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School

February 5
Jamal Greene, Professor of Law, Columbia University Law School

February 19
Nancy Combs, Cabell Research Professor and Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School

February 26
D. James Greiner, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

March 19
Douglas Laycock, Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professor of Law and Professor of Religious Studies, University of Virginia Law School

April 2
Stephen Choi, Murray and Kathleen Bring Professor of Law, New York University Law School

April 9
Claire Priest, Professor of Law, Yale Law School

April 16
Adam Kolber, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

Previous Years
2013- 2014

Kerry Abrams, Albert Clark Tate, Jr., Professor of Law, University of Virginia Law School, Immigration’s Family Values.

Peter A. Alces, Rita Anne Rollins Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School, The Contours of the Intersection of Law and Neuroscience.

Shima Baradaran, Associate Professor, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, Funding Terror.

Jeffrey Bellin, Associate Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School, The Inverse Relationship Between the Constitutionality and Effectiveness of New York City “Stop and Frisk.”

Jeanne Fromer, Professor of Law, New York University School of Law, An Information Theory of Copyright Law.

Adam M. Gershowitz, Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School, Rethinking the Timing of Capital Clemency.

Tara Leigh Grove, Associate Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School, Standing Outside of Article III.

Scott Hershovitz, Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School, Tort as a Substitute for Revenge.

Emily Kadens, Professor of Law, Northwestern University Law School, Convergence and the Colonization of Custom in Pre-Modern Europe.

Michael W. McConnell, Richard and Frances Mallery Professor of Law, Stanford Law School, Reconsidering Citizens United as a Press Clause Case.

Alan Meese, Cabell Research and Ball Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School, Reconstructing Antitrust Federalism.

Thomas W. Merrill, Charles Evans Hughes Professor of Law, Columbia Law School, Interpreting an Unamendable Text.

Thomas J. Miles, Clifton R. Musser Professor of Economics and Walter Mander Research Scholar, University of Chicago Law School, Can Judicial Evaluation Be Crowd-sourced? Evidence from Online Evaluations.

Jens David Ohlin, Professor of Law, Cornell University Law School, Solving the Prisoner’s Dilemma of International Law.

Barak D. Richman, Edgar P. and Elizabeth C. Bartlett Professor of Law, Duke University Law School, Stateless Commerce.

Michael Trebilcock, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Dealing with Losers: The Political Economy of Policy Transitions.

Mark Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, In the Balance: Law and Politics on the Roberts Court.