The Faculty Speaker Series
encourages the development of new faculty scholarship by promoting collaboration with other faculty members internally and externally regarding scholarship and teaching issues. The goal of the Series is to enhance the intellectual life and development of the law school and it's faculty through collegial dialogue about pressing issues of concern to law professors and others including alumni and students. The Series invites outstanding scholars from around the country to present works-in-progress and features many of Texas Wesleyan's own faculty members presenting works-in-progress. For non-tenured faculty members, a Junior Faculty Workshop is coordinated separately and it allows non-tenured faculty members to collaborate and discuss their works-in-progress amongst themselves. All presentations are held at noon.
Faculty Speaker Series Archive
FALL 2012 Faculty Speaker Series on Wednesdays at Noon:
Aug. 29 Meg Penrose Unbreakable Vows: Same-Sex Marriage and the Fundamental Right to Divorce
SPRING 2012 Faculty Speaker Series on Wednesdays at Noon:
Sept. 5 Dennis Kelly The Eagle and the Mockingbird: The Development of Patent Law in the Early United States and in the Republic of Texas
Sept. 19 Peter Reilly Negotiating Charges of Bribery : Toward Increased Transparency, Consistency, and Fairness in Pre-Trial Deal Making Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Sept. 26 James McGrath One (Academic) Year in China: What That Looks Like and How to Plan Your Own Fulbright Adventure
Oct. 3 Tim Mulvaney A False Positivism
Oct. 17 Lance N. Long, Director, Associate Professor of Legal Skills, Stetson University College of Law, “How You Can Tell You Are Losing Your Appeal: Legal Writing and the Theory of Argumentative Threat.”
Oct. 24 DeLeith Duke Gossett, Assistant Professor of Legal Practice, Texas Tech University School of Law, “If Charity Begins at Home, Why Do We Go Searching Abroad? A Call to Sunset the Portion of the Federal Adoption Tax Credit that Subsidizes International Adoptions.”
Oct. 31 Brian Holland Mediated Memories: A Cyborg’s Claim to Fair Use
Nov. 7 Sahar Aziz Who's Policing Whom: Community Policing in Counterterrorism
Nov. 28 Susan Ayres last day of classes (after Thanksgiving) Teaching Criminal Law Issues in A Lesson Before Dying
January 18, 2012 Gabriel Eckstein, "Buried Treasure or Buried Hopes?: The Status of Mexico-U.S. Transboundary Aquifiers Under International Law," Conference Center.
January 25, 2012 Gary Lucas, "Taxes and Paternalism," Conference Center.
February 1, 2012 Mary Margaret "Meg" Penrose, "Procedure in the Education Setting," Room TBD.
February 15, 2012 Huyen Pham, "Criminal Deportations and the Statute of Limitations," Conference Center.
February 22, 2012 Xuan-Thao Nguyen, Professor of Law, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, "Racing for Patents: Chinnovation and China’s Patent Law Regime," Conference Center.
February 29, 2012 Alyson Outenreath, Assistant Professor of Law, Texas Tech University School of Law, "Unfair Treatment of Charity-Owned LLCs under the Texas Margin Tax," Conference Center.
March 7, 2012 Rose Cuison Villazor, Associate Professor of Law, Hofstra, "Federal Antimiscegenation Laws and the Policing of Black /White Relationships in Post-World War II," Conference Center.
March 28, 2012 Malinda Seymore, "Sixteen and Pregnant: Minors' Consent in Abortion and Adoption," Conference Center.
April 4, 2012 Jason Bent, Assistant Professor, Stetson University School of Law, "Plausibility and Inference in Systemic Discrimination Cases," Conference Center.
April 18, 2012 Robin Barnes, Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law, "Outrageous Invasions: Privacy, Defamation and Global Tabloid Markets," Conference Center.