The 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.
Elizabeth S. Scott, Harold R. Medina Professor of Law, Columbia Law School, From Contract to Status: Collaboration and the Evolution of Families.
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.
Timothy Holbrook, Professor of Law, Emory Law School, Patent Anticipation and Obviousness as Possession.
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.
David Luban, University Professor, Georgetown University Law Center, Human Rights Thinking and the Law of War.
Lee Fennell, Max Pam Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School, The Distributive Deficit in Law and Economics.
Richard Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University Law School, From Natural Law to Social Welfare: Theoretical Principles and Practical Applications.
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.
John Pfaff, Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law, County-Level Punitiveness and State Prison Growth: Some (Very) Preliminary Thoughts.
Eric Chason, Associate Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School, Taxing Losers.
William Baude, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School, Is Originalism Our Law?
Jamal Greene, Professor of Law, Columbia University Law School, The Meming of Substantive Due Process.
Nancy Combs, Cabell Research Professor and Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School, Valuing Inconsistency in International Criminal Sentencing.
Douglas Laycock, Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professor of Law and Professor of Religious Studies, University of Virginia Law School, Brief of Douglas Laycock et al. as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners, Obergefell v. Hodges (No. 14-556).
Stephen Choi, Murray and Kathleen Bring Professor of Law, New York University Law School, Does Majority Voting Improve Board Accountability?
Adam Kolber, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School
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.