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Regional Alumni Events

SEPTEMBER 2020

Insights from the Quad: 

Legal Responses to COVID-19 with Professors Nick Bagley, Kyle Logue, and Nicholson Price
Moderated by Monica Hakimi

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
5–6 p.m.
This event will take place using Zoom Webinar. 
RSVP by Monday, September 28 by 12 p.m.

The legal system is deeply involved in the responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. This panel will discuss how health law influences individual decisions, emergency powers restrict personal and business activities, tort law shapes business decisions, and regulation shapes the race for a cure.


OCTOBER 2020

Insights from the Quad: 

Voting Rights and American Democracy with Professors Sam Bagenstos and Ellen Katz

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
5–6 p.m.
This event will take place using Zoom Webinar. 
RSVP by Monday, October 12 by 12 p.m.

From its earliest days, our nation has experienced conflict between those who would extend the franchise to previously excluded groups and those who would keep the right to vote a narrow one.  This panel will discuss that conflict, as it becomes especially acute in the run-up to the 2020 election.

NOVEMBER 2020

Insights from the Quad: 

Criminal Justice Reform with Professors J.J. Prescott, Eve Primus, and Margo Schlanger

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
5–6 p.m.
This event will take place using Zoom Webinar. 
RSVP by Monday, Novermber 9 by 12 p.m.

The problems in our criminal justice system are longstanding and deep. They are also receiving new attention from actors across the political spectrum. This panel will discuss some of the largest challenges to and most promising proposals for reform.

January 2021

Insights from the Quad: 
The Supreme Court in a Polarized America with Professors Leah Litman, Julian Mortenson, and Richard Primus

Thursday, January 21, 2021
5–6 p.m.
This event will take place using Zoom Webinar. 
RSVP by Wednesday, January 20 by 12 p.m.

American politics have become extremely polarized. This panel will discuss how the Supreme Court has shaped and been shaped by our current political polarization, how it has fared in this environment, and what we should watch for in the coming.

February 2021

Insights from the Quad: 

Debating the Corporate Purpose with Professors Laura Beny, Vikramaditya Khanna, and Gabriel Rauterberg

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
5–6 p.m.
This event will take place using Zoom Webinar. 
RSVP by Tuesday, February 9 by 12 p.m.

The last two years have witnessed a revival of the global debate on the appropriate purpose of a corporation. Should corporations work to maximize profit, share price, long-term sustainable value, stakeholder value, or something else? Major business and legal entities in the United States have recently argued against shareholder primacy and in favor of broader visions of corporate purpose, consistent with what we see in other parts of the world. This panel will explore the different conceptions of corporate purpose that are now in circulation, along with related developments in capital markets, to assess where the debate is likely to lead.

MARCH 2021

Insights from the Quad: 

America and the World with Professors Kristina Daugirdas, Susan Page, and Steve Ratner

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
5–6 p.m.
This event will take place using Zoom Webinar. 
RSVP by Tuesday, March 9 by 12 p.m.

The U.S. position in the world is, by all accounts, shifting. This panel will consider what this shift portends for the international legal order—and particularly, for its capacity to address the challenges that confront the United States and the rest of the world. These challenges include the effects of climate change, global pandemics, war, and other forms of economic and physical insecurity.


Recordings for Past Virtual Events

Insights from the Quad: 
Moving Toward Equality with Professor Catharine MacKinnon

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Watch the video recording. The event transcript is unavailable. 
Questions? Please contact the Events team at lawevents@umich.edu.

Dean's Forum: 

Leveraging Technology for Change with Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack 

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Watch the video recording.