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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.

For information on past workshops, please click the title below:

  • Opting Out of Discovery
    Professor Jay Tidmarsh, of Notre Dame Law School, presented a working draft of his work Opting Out of Discovery. This work proposes a system in which both parties are provided an opportunity to opt out of the civil discovery system. This system immunizes any party who opts out from motions to dismiss for failure to state a claim or for summary judgment.
  • The Transformation of the Common Law: Modernism, History, and the Turn to Process
    Professor Kunal Parker , of University of Miami School of Law, presented a working draft of his work The Transformation of the Common Law: Modernism, History, and the Turn to Process. This work “traces the transformation of American common law thinking between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.”
  • Venture Bearding
    Professor Benjamin Edwards , of UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, presented a working draft of his work Venture Bearding. This work “describes processes of obscuring and covering outgroup identities either through calculated personal presentation or the manipulation of the perceived identity of a business entity.”
  • Rape is Trespass
    Professor Anita Bernstein, of Brooklyn Law School, presented a working draft of her work Rape is Trespass. This work, “hewing to the tradition that the law of trespass provides redress for direct, unmediated, and wrongful boundary-crossing, argues that sexual penetration unwanted by the person penetrated is trespass. If rape is trespass, then consequences fo […]
  • Stranded Cost and Grid Decarbonization
    Professor Emily Hammond, of The George Washington University Law School, presented a working draft of her work Stranded Cost and Grid Decarbonization. This work examines the transition to grid decarbonization as a propitious opportunity for energy law to improve its approach to stranded cost compensation for investor risks.