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

  • Taxing Guns
    Dean Nancy Staudt, of the of the Washington University-St. Louis School of Law, presented her work in progress Taxing Guns. This work examines the problems of tax evasion and illegal markets and argues that Pigouvian taxation is still the best model for implementing our nation’s policy aims and goals.
  • Fifth Decanal Lecture: Five Years After Ferguson: Lessons Learned and Mistakes Made
    Dean Nancy Staudt, of the Washington University-St. Louis School of Law, presented the Fifth Decanal Lecture: Five Years After Ferguson: Lessons Learned and Mistakes Made. This work examines how, located just 12 miles from Ferguson, Missouri, Washington University has learned many important lessons over the last 5 years. With social change, social justice, a […]
  • God Returns to Cubs: Straight Supremacy, Catholic Statecraft, and the 2019 Constitution
    Professor Gabilondo, of the FIU College of Law, presented his work in progress God Returns to Cubs: Straight Supremacy, Catholic Statecraft, and the 2019 Constitution. This work examines how religious operatives blocked Cuba’s Constitutional provision for same-sex marriage.
  • Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination
    Professor Tanya K. Hernández, of Fordham University School of Law, presented a working draft of her work Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination. This work examines what it means for civil rights law when and how mixed-race persons experience racial discrimination.
  • Is (or should) Better Be Good Enough? Legal Reviews of Learning or Adaptive Weapons Systems
    Professor Chris Jenks, of SMU Dedman School of Law, presented a working draft of his work Is (or should) Better Be Good Enough? Legal Reviews of Learning or Adaptive Weapons Systems. This work considers the weapons legal review process as applied to learning systems.
  • The Free Speech Right Against Government Propaganda
    Professor Caroline M. Corbin, of University of Miami School of Law, presented a working draft of her work The Free Speech Right Against Government Propaganda. This work advocates dropping the rule that the Free Speech Clause never applies to government speech.
  • Pardoning Dogs
    Professor Sarah Schindler, of University of Maine School of Law, presented Pardoning Dogs. This work analyze the limits of the pardon power, and specifically the power of the chief executive to pardon a dog.
  • Limitations on Legal Representation in Immigration Benefits Adjudications
    Professor Beth K. Zilberman, of University of Arkansas School of Law, presented Limitations on Legal Representation in Immigration Benefits Adjudications. This work analyze the lawyer’s role in immigration benefits adjudications at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) field offices.
  • Contracting for Fourth Amendment Privacy Online
    Professor Wayne A. Logan, of Florida State University College of Law, presented Contracting for Fourth Amendment Privacy Online.
  • Nakedness and Privacy
    Professor Adam Candeub, of Michigan State University College of Law, presented a working draft of his work Nakedness and Privacy. This work examines that publicity rights offer an efficient, private remedy for “revenge porn” as well as naked photographs from the locker room or hospital, placed without subjects’ permission on the web.

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