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AALS Symposium

Reconstructing the Second Founding

Randy E. Barnett, Georgetown University Law Center
Paper: Barnett, R.E. 2017, “The continuing relevance of the original meaning of the Thirteenth Amendment”, Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 1.

Arc of Career

So You Want to Publish a Book

Sandra Dijkstra, Founder, Owner, and President, Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency
Handout: Advice on Submitting to a Literary Agent

Open Source Program

Mainstreaming Feminism

Anastasia M. Boles, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law
Paper: Seeking Inclusion from the Inside Out: Towards A Paradigm of Culturally Proficient Legal Education

Linda A. Malone, William & Mary Law School
Paper: Environmental Justice Reimagined Through Human Security and Post-Modern Ecological Feminism: A Neglected Perspective on Climate Change

Student Services
Advancing Excellence for Our Students and Ourselves

Orientation Toolkit

Tammy Briant, Stetson University College of Law
Jennifer T. DiSanza, University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
Rebecca Henley, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
Rosemary Queenan, Albany Law School
Marcia Sells, Harvard Law School

Section for the Law School Dean

Crisis Communication: You Need a Plan

Danielle Holley-Walker, Howard University School of Law
Alicia Ouellette, Albany Law School
Kathryn R.L. Rand, University of North Dakota School of Law

Section on Agriculture & Food Law

Legal and Policy Tools for Dairy in a Changing Climate

Mary Jane Angelo, University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Presentation: Climate Change and Agricultural Resiliency in Animal Feed Production

Abigail May, Attorney, California Air Resources Board
Presentation: California’s Efforts to Reduce Dairy Methane

Margot Pollans, Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law
Presentation: Daries & Diet

Laurie Ristino, Vermont Law School
Presentation: Dairy and Voluntary Conservation

Section on Animal Law

Corporate Transparency, Accountability, and Animal Welfare

Matthew Liebman, Director of Litigation, Animal Legal Defense Fund
Presentations: Slapp Suits

Sarah J. Morath, University of Houston Law Center
Presentations: Private Governance & Animal Welfare

Nicole Negowetti, Harvard Law School
Presentations: Animal Welfare Certification: Corporate Transparency, Accountability, and Animal Welfare

Delcianna Winders, Cambridge, MA
Presentations: USDA Blackout: E-FOIA and the Animal Welfare Act

Section on Art Law
Co-Sponsored by Intellectual Property

Pop Culture and Fan Art

Jon M. Garon, Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law
Paper: Free Speech and the First Amendment for Cons and Festivals
Paper: Fandom and Creativity, Including Fan Art, Fan Fiction, and Cosplay

Section on Balance in Legal Education

Applying Positive Psychology and Strengths-Oriented Approaches in Teaching

Debra Austin, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Handout: Using Positive Psychology to Improve Law Student Well-being, Character Development & Performance
Promotional Material: Using Positive Psychology to Improve Law Student Well-being, Character Development & Performance

Heidi K. Brown, Brooklyn Law School
Handout: Seven-Step Process
Promotional Material: The Introverted Lawyer

Section on Criminal Justice

Terry at Fifty: On the Books and On the Ground

Rachel A. Harmon, University of Virginia School of Law
Paper: Proactive Policing and the Legacy of Terry

Sean O’Connor, University of Washington School of Law
Paper: Terry v. Ohio and the (Un)Forgettable Frisk

Section on Disability

Co-Sponsored by Election Law; Law & Mental Disability; and Legislation & Law of the Political Process

Could We Pass the ADA Today? Disability Rights in an Age of Partisan Polarization

Laura F. Rothstein, University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
Presentation: Overview

Section on East Asian Law & Society

Research in Progress on East Asian Law and Society

Yu-Jie Chen, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica
Paper: Localizing Human Rights Treaty Monitoring: Case Study of Taiwan as a Non-UN Member State

David S. Law, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
Paper: Constitutional Dissonance in China

Section on Evidence

Daubert After 25 Years: A Prospective Look at the Next Great Challenges in Expert Reliability

Sandra G. Thompson, University of Houston Law Center
Presentation: How Houston’s Crime Lab is Transforming Criminal Justice

Section on Immigration Law

Immigration Adjudication in an Era of Mass Deportation

Jason Cade, University of Georgia School of Law
Presentation: Sanctuaries and Legitimacy in an Era of Mass Immigration Enforcement

Immigration Law Works in Progress

David Abraham, University of Miami School of Law
Paper: Circumcision: Immigration, Religion, History, and Constitutional Identity in Germany and the U.S.

Section on Indian Nations & Indigenous Peoples

150 Years Later: The 1868 Treaties and Modern Sovereignty

Monte T. Mills, Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana
Presentation: Looking Race Horse in the Mouth: A New Front in the Old Battle over Off Reservation Hunting in Wyoming

Section on Intellectual Property

International IP Law in a Post-TPP/TTIP, Post-Brexit World

Graeme Dinwoodie, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Rochelle C. Dreyfuss, New York University School of Law
Paper: Brexit and IP: The Great Unraveling?

Raphael Zingg, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Paper: Protection Heterogeneity in a Harmonized European Patent System

Section on Law & Economics

Stephen F. Diamond, Santa Clara University School of Law
Paper: Are the Stock Markets “Rigged”? An Empirical Analysis of Regulatory Change

Daniel M. Klerman, University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Paper: Reputational Economies of Scale
Presentation: Reputational Economies of Scale

Joshua C. Teitelbaum, Georgetown University Law Center
Paper: Tort Liability and Unawareness

Section on Law & the Humanities

Blade Runners, Hosts, and Lawyers: Communicating Images of Access to Rights and Justice for Robots and Other Artificial Intelligence

Brian L. Frye, University of Kentucky College of Law
Paper: The Lion, the Bat & the Thermostat: Metaphors on Consciousness

Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, & Research

New Scholars Showcase

Jane Grise, University of Kentucky College of Law

Section on New Law Professors

Enhancing Your Teaching Before, During, and After Class

Paula A. Franzese, Seton Hall University School of Law
Paper: The Power of Empathy in the Classroom

Howard E. Katz, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University
Paper: Teaching Legal Analysis Using the “Unified Field Theory” A Systematic Method for Instructing Students in the Fundamental Skill
Handout: Course Sequencing and Design
Presentation: Outline

Kevin Francis O’Neill, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University
Handout: Problems for In-Class Analysis
Presentation: Direct and Cross Examination Exercises

Section on Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Issues

Relationships Between Religious Exemptions and Principles of Equality and Inclusion

Douglas NeJaime, Yale Law School
Paper: Religious Accommodation, and Its Limits, in a Pluralist Society
Paper: Conscience Wars in Transnational Perspective: Religious Liberty, Third-Party Harm, and Pluralism
Paper: Conscience Wars: Complicity-Based Conscience Claims in Religion and Politics

Section on Socio-Economics

The Case for a Job Guarantee

Philip L. Harvey, Rutgers Law School
Presentation: Job Guarantee Legislation

Section on State & Local Government Law

Intergovernmental Relations During the Trump Administration

Paul A. Diller, Willamette University College of Law
Presentation: Cities in the Age of Trump: The Best & Worst of Times

Section on Teaching Methods

Learning Together: Diverse Models of Collaborative Learning in Law School

Jodi S. Balsam, Brooklyn Law School
Presentation: Teaming Up to Learn in the Doctrinal Classroom

Section on Torts & Compensation Systems

The Role of History in Tort Theory

Michael L. Rustad, Suffolk University Law School
Speech: Marshall S. Shapo, Prosser Award Recipient remarks

G. Edward White, University of Virginia School of Law
Speech: A Lost Search for a Generic Tort Action Protecting “Peace of Mind”

Section on Trusts & Estates

Historical and Empirical Evidence and the Law of Trusts and Estates: What Really Happened?

Robert H. Sitkoff, Harvard Law School
Paper: The Prudent Investor Rule and Market Risk: An Empirical Analysis