Faculty Workshops & Decanal Lectures

Faculty Workshops

Faculty Workshops provide an open forum for discussion on current legal issues and are lead by a legal scholar in that field. FIU Law hosts legal scholars and professors from institutions around the world who provide insight and encourage discussion on myriad legal topics. FIU Law also hosts annual Decanal Lectures on Legal Education. Workshops occur periodically throughout the year and recordings are archived in eCollections @ FIU Law Library in the Faculty Workshops series.

Past Faculty Workshops


Decanal Lectures on Legal Education

Begun in 2013, FIU Law hosts an annual Decanal Lecture on Legal Education, inviting a dean at a leading American law school to talk with FIU Law students and faculty about the past, present and future of law, law practice, and legal education.

The Fourth Decanal Lecture on Legal Education was held on November 8, 2016 and featured Eduardo M. Peñalver of Cornell Law School. Dean Peñalver spoke about the increased focus on practice-ready skill building in legal education and how to balance the needs of graduates entering various fields in law against law school resources.

2019 - 2020 Workshop Calendar

All workshops are on Tuesday or Wednesday at noon in RDB 2080, unless otherwise indicated.

DateWorkshopPresenterRecording
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Reactionary Pluralism and Catholic Statecraft: How Religious Operatives Blocked Cuba’s Constitutional Provision for Same-Sex Marriage.Jose Gabilondorecording link
Monday, October 21, 2019 (RDB 1000)Fifth Decanal Lecture: Dean Nancy Staudt, Washington University-St. Louis School of LawN/A
Tuesday, October 22, 2019Nancy Staudt, Washington University-St. Louis School of LawN/A
Wednesday, November 6Jurist-in-ResidenceThe Honorable Jane R. Roth (United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit)
Friday, November 8, 2019Law Review Symposium: The Law, Ethics, and Business of Data and Artificial Intelligence in the Media and Entertainment IndustriesOrganized by Hannibal TravisN/A
Tuesday, February 18, 2020Bridget Crawford (Pace University)
Friday, February 21, 2020Law Review Symposium: Made in ItalyOrganized by Jorge EsquirolN/A
Wednesday, March 4, 2020Stephen Rushin (Loyola)
Wednesday, March 17, 2020Wendy Greene (W&L (visiting))
Wednesday, March 31, 2020Amanda Beth Hurst (Arkansas)
Tuesday, April 7, 2020Chidi Oguamanam (Ottawa)

Decanal Lectures Calendar

Academic YearLecturerSchoolRecording Link
2016-2017Eduardo M. PeñalverCornell Law SchoolN/A
2015-2016Jennifer MnookinUCLA LawFebruary 2, 2016
2014-2015Erwin ChemerinskyUCI School of LawN/A
2013-2014Daniel B. RodriguezNorthwestern Pritzker School of LawN/A