On April 26-27, 2019, the University of Michigan Law School will host the fifth annual Junior Scholars Conference. The conference brings together promising junior scholars to present their work and receive feedback from Michigan Law School faculty. It aims to promote fruitful research collaboration between its participants and to encourage their integration in a community of legal scholars.
The Call for Papers may be found
here.Please send submissions to
firstname.lastname@example.org by January 12, 2019.
University of Michigan Law School Junior Scholars' Conference Chair:David Hugheslawemail@example.com
Center for International and Comparative LawUniversity of Michigan Law School200 Hutchins Hall625 South State StreetAnn Arbor, MI 48109-1215
7:45 - 8:30 A.M. Registration and Breakfast8:30 - 8:50 A.M. Welcome Remarks - Theresa Kaiser-Jarvis (Assistant Dean for International Affairs, University of Michigan)9:00 - 10:30 A.M. Panel I - Observation and DocumentationFaculty Discussant: Professor J.J. Prescott (University of Michigan)Moderator: Farshad Rahimi Dizgovin (University of Michigan, S.J.D. student)
Moderator: Isabella Kräuter (University of Michigan, Research Scholar)
Marie-Amélie George (Wake Forest University): Framing Trans Rights
12:15 - 1:00 P.M. Pick up Lunch1:00 - 2:00 P.M. Keynote Address (138 Hutchins Hall)Professor Steven R. Ratner, Bruno Simma Collegiate Professor of Law, University of Michigan: The Jamal Khashoggi Murder and the Limits of International Law2:00 - 2:15 P.M. Coffee Break2:15 - 3:45 P.M. Panel III - RightsFaculty Discussant: Professor Kristina Daugirdas (University of Michigan)Moderator: Johanna Aleria Lorenzo (University of Michigan, Research Scholar)
3:45 - 4:00 P.M. Coffee Break4:00 - 5:30 P.M. Panel IV - Security and Transnational ThreatsFaculty Discussant: Professor Monica Hakimi (University of Michigan)Moderator: Max G. Cherem (University of Michigan, Law School)
Bríd Ní Ghráinne (Judicial Studies Institute, Masaryk University): Safe Zones as Humanitarian Intervention
7:30 P.M. Dinner (Dessous - 312 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI)
8:30 - 9:00 A.M. Breakfast9:00 - 10:30 A.M. Panel V - Free SpeechFaculty Discussant: Professor Sherman Clark (University of Michigan)Moderator: Lukas Gerhardinger (University of Michigan, Research Scholar)
10:30 - 10:45 A.M. Coffee Break10:45 - 12:15 P.M. Panel VI - Crime, Justice, and PunishmentFaculty Discussant: Professor Barbara McQuade (University of Michigan)Moderator: Francis Tom Temprosa (University of Michigan, S.J.D. Candidate)
12:15 - 1:15 P.M. Lunch1:15 - 2:45 P.M. Panel VII - Legal Actors and ActionsFaculty Discussant: Professor Margo Schlanger (University of Michigan)Moderator: Marcella Pereira Ferraro (University of Michigan, Research Scholar)
2:45 - 3:00 P.M. Coffee Break 3:00 - 4:30 P.M. Panel VIII - Consumer ProtectionFaculty Discussant: Professor Laura Nyantung Beny (University of Michigan)Moderator: Kaijie Wu (University of Michigan, S.J.D. Candidate)
Maria José Schmidt-Kessen (Copenhagen Business School): A Fair Deal for Everyone: How to Ensure Fairness, Competitiveness, and Consumer Protection on Online Market Places?
4:30 P.M. Concluding Remakrs
Mark Leinauer: "Mapping the Headwinds: An Empirical Analysis of Anti-Homosexual Bias in Custody Disputes"Merritt McAlister: "'Downright Indifference': Examining Unpublished Decisions in the Federal Courts of Appeals"Talia Shiff: "Legal Standards and Moral Worth in Frontline Decision-Making: "Evaluations of Victimization in US Asylum Determinations"
Clare Ryan: "Children as Bargaining Chips"Marie-Amélie George: "Framing Trans Rights"Abbye Atkinson: "Rethinking Credit as Social Provision"
Ndjodi Ndeunyema: "Beyond a Human Right to Water under Treaty Law: Evaluating the Water's Crystallisation as Customary International Law and the (neglected) role of General Principles of Law"Sarah L. Swan: "Discriminatory Dualism"Margaret Boittin: "The Unintended Consequences of Mass-Media Anti-Trafficking Campaigns: Evidence from an Experimental Test in Nepal"
Elena Chachko: "Administrative Foreign and Security Policy"Kathleen Claussen: "Trade & Security Exceptionalism"Bríd Ní Ghráinne: "Safe Zones as Humanitarian Intervention"
Magi Otsri: "'Only Joking' as Legal Defense: How Offensive is Offensive Humor?"Alan Rozenshtein: "Silicon Valley's Speech"Inbar Levy: Nudging Off Fictional News"
Irene Oritseweyinmi Joe: "Who the Public Defender Should Be"Sunita Patel: "Cracking Open the Courthouse Door to Sue Police"Chaz Arnett: "From Decarceration to E-carceration"
Joy Milligan: "Plessy Preserved: Agencies and The Effective Constitution"Joshua Braver: "Constituent Power as Extraordinatory Adaptation"Matthew A. Shapiro: "The Indignities of Civil Litigation"
Lauren Scholz: "The New Consumer Boilerplate"Maria José Schmidt-Kessen: "A Fair Deal for Everyone: How to Ensure Fairness, Competitiveness, and Consumer Protection on Online Market Places?"Nikita Divissenko: "Towards an Optimal Regulation of Innovative Markets: Challenges of Addressing Market Fragmentation in Online Payments Market in The Context of Reintermediation"
University of Michigan Law School Junior Scholars Conference Chair:
David Hugheslawfirstname.lastname@example.orgCenter for International and Comparative LawUniversity of Michigan Law School200 Hutchins Hall625 South State StreetAnn Arbor, MI 48109-1215Like us on Facebook
The Michigan Law Junior Scholars Conference is a relatively intimate forum. It is mostly supported by members of the Michigan Law faculty, Michigan's SJD students and research scholars, and each of you. The Conference is intended to generate meaningful discussion about each paper that will be presented. Your participation is an essential component of the conference. Therefore, we would like to stress our expectation that you attend the full two-day schedule.
Once all of your draft conference papers have been received these will be distributed amongst the participants. While we, of course, understand that you won't be able to read all of the papers that will be presented at the Conference, we do ask that you engage with as many of the papers as you can to facilitate fruitful and constructive discussion.
Please note that the conference will start at 8:00 am on Friday, April 26, and will
end at approximately 4:30 pm on Saturday, April 27.
We will send a tentative program and the full papers in early April. While the
schedule is currently being revised, please keep these times in mind when
making travel arrangements.
The conference will comprise eight panels. Each panel will include three paper presentations (approx. 8-10 minutes per paper), comments by a faculty discussant (8-10 minutes per paper), and an open floor discussion. The open discussion will be led by a moderator whose job is to facilitate the discussion. The shorter than normal presentation times are intended to maximize the time for discussion.
Please submit your draft articles by April 1, 2019. This is essential so that the papers can be distributed and read by your faculty commentators and shared amongst the participants. The faculty invest considerable time in reviewing your papers, and it is important that we are able to send them the papers in advance.
The conference will be held at the Law School's Jeffries Hall (701 South State Street, 48109) on April 26 and April 27, 2019.
A projector, computer and Wi-Fi access will be at your
disposal. If you choose to use a visual presentation, we recommend that you
bring it with you on a flash drive, and, in addition, store it online as a
backup. There is no need to send us the presentation in advance. Kindly let us
know should you require any special A/V resources beyond the usual conference
Please don't hesitate to let us know if you require any additional accommodations.
We are happy to provide meals as part of the conference schedule. A light breakfast and lunch will be served both days. You are also invited to attend a conference dinner in downtown Ann Arbor on Friday night at Dessous (312 South Main Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan).
Please advise us as soon as possible should you have any special dietary needs or restrictions.
AirRide (airport bus): Least
expensive. Be sure to read the information about where to board AirRide at DTW.
Airport Shuttles: More expensive but will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel. Advance reservations are usually needed; some shuttles allow online reservations. See: Ann Arbor Airport Shuttle.
Taxi: From the airport, follow the signs to Ground
Transportation. To the airport, contact a taxi company that services Ann Arbor
such as Blue Car or Michigan Green Cars.
Car service: If you would like to book a private car
service let us know in advance, and we can put you in touch with a driver who is
reliable, can be booked in advance, and is reasonably priced.
Please take care of visa arrangements soon. If
you need a letter of invitation from us, please let us know as soon as
Please feel free to book your accommodation as you see
fit, but it’s always best to take care of this early. Below are some suggestions
that past participants have used and recommended:
Comfort Inn & Suites University South, 3501 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48108; tel: 734-761-8838 (approximately 20-minute bus ride).
The Bell Tower, 300 South Thayer Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104; tel: 734-769-3010 (walking distance).
The Inn at the League, 911 North University, Ann Arbor, MI 48104; tel: 734-764-3177 (walking distance).
The Graduate Ann Arbor, 615 East Huron Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104; tel: 734-769-2200 (walking distance).
The Executive Residence at the Ross School of Business, 710 East University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104; tel: 734-764-7677 (a few minutes walking distance from the Law School). The Residence at the Business School is
available for conference participants. It operates like a traditional hotel.
When you call to reserve a room, you’ll need to mention that you’re
participating in the Conference. Online bookings are unavailable).
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David Hughes, Michigan Grotius Research Scholar, Conference ChairKaijie Wu, Michigan Grotius S.J.D., Assistant Conference ChairChun-Han Chen, S.J.D. CandidateMax Cherem, Senior Michigan Grotius Research ScholarLukas Gerhardingher, Michigan Grotius Research ScholarAjitesh Kir, S.J.D. StudentJohanna Lorenzo, Michigan Grotius Resesearch ScholarDawn Lui, Michigan Grotius Research ScholarRichard Mackenzie-Gray Scott, Michigan Grotius Research ScholarMarcella Pereira Ferraro, Michigan Grotius Research ScholarFarshad Rahimi Dizgovin, S.J.D. StudentVivian Rocha, Michigan Grotius Research ScholarMirjam Streng, Michigan Grotius Research ScholarFrancis Tom Temprosa, S.J.D. CandidateValentina Vadi, Senior Michigan Grotius Research ScholarJustin Vanderschuren, Michgian Grotius Research ScholarXiaonan (Nancy) Yang, Senior Michigan Grotius Research Scholar
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