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Michigan Law School Third Annual Young Scholars' Conference

March 31st – April 1st, 2017

On March 31–April 1, 2017, the University of Michigan Law School will host its third Young Scholars' Conference. The conference brings together promising junior scholars to present their work and receive feedback from prominent 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 can be found here.


March 31 - April 1, 2017

120 Hutchins Hall and 1225 South Hall
Conference Program (PDF)

Friday, March 31, 2017 (120 Hutchins Hall)


7:45 - 8:30 A.M.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 8:40 A.M.

Greetings:  Professor Daniel Halberstam, Associate Dean for Faculty and Research; Eric Stein Collegiate Professor of Law (U-M Law School)

8:40 - 9:00 A.M.

Keynote Speaker:  Professor Mathias Reimann, Hessel E. Yntema Professor of Law (U-M Law School)

9:00 - 10:30 A.M.

Panel I - Between the Public and Private

Faculty Discussant:  Professor Daniel Crane, Frederick Paul Furth Sr. Professor of Law (U-M Law School)

Moderator:  Nir Fishbien (SJD Candidate, U-M Law School)

  • William J. Moon (New York University):  "Private Ordering of Public Law"
  • Deepa Das Acevedo (The University of Pennsylvania Law School): "We the Working People"

10:30 - 10:40 A.M.

Coffee Break

10:40 A.M. - 12:10 P.M.

Panel II - Public Law

Faculty Discussant:  Professor Julian Davis Mortenson, Professor of Law (U-M Law School)

Moderator: Aviram Shahal (SJD Candidate, U-M Law School)

  • Noah Rosenblum (Columbia University): "Making Presidential Democracy:  Revisiting the Executive Reorganization Act of 1937"
  • Sarah Light (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania): "Advisory Preemption"
  • Andrew Keane Woods (University of Kentucky, Visiting Professor - University of Texas): "The Transparency Tax"

12:10 - 1:30 P.M.

Lunch (Lawyers Club)

1:30 - 1:45 P.M.

Short Tour (leaves from Lawyers Club)

1:45 - 3:15 P.M.

Panel III - International and European Law

Faculty Discussant:  Professor Donald Regan, William W. Bishop Jr. Collegiate Professor of Law (U-M Law School)

Moderator:  Jing Geng (Grotius Research Scholar, U-M Law School)

  • Thomas Verellen (University of Leuven, Michigan Law School): "Federalism and Foreign Relations in the United States and the European Union: Hierarchy versus Pluralism"
  • Giacomo Tagiuri (Bocconi University, NYU): "The Cultural Implications of Market Regulation: Does the EU Destroy the Texture of National Life?"
  • Vera Shikhelman (New York University): "Access to Justice in the United Nations Human Rights Committee"

3:15 - 3:30 P.M.

Coffee Break

3:30 - 5:00 P.M.

Panel IV - Law and Society

Faculty Discussant:  Professor Sherman Clark, Kirland & Ellis Professor of Law (U-M Law School)

Moderator:  Tami Groswald Ozery (SJD Candidate, U-M Law School)

  • Andrea Freeman (University of Hawai'i, Visiting Professor - UC Berkeley): "Unmothering Black Women: Formula Feeding and the Legacy of Slavery"
  • Doron Dorfman (Stanford): "The Fear of 'Disability Con': Backlash and Mistrust in the Shadow of the Law"

  • Karin Carmit Yefet (University of Haifa): "Divorce as a Gender Equality Right"

7:30 P.M.

Dinner (Melange Bistro - 312 South Main Street)

SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017 (1225 SOUTH HALL)

8:30 - 9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 10:30 AM

Panel V - Empirical Legal Research

Faculty Discussant:  Professor J.J. Prescott, Professor of Law; Codirector, Empirical Legal Studies Center; Codirector, Program in Law and Economics (U-M Law School)

Moderator:  Orli Oren-Kolbinger (Grotius Research Scholar, U-M Law School)

  • Monika Leszczyńska (New York University): "Think Twice Before You Sign! An Experiment on the Cautionary Function of Contractual Formalities"

  • Emily Satterthwaite (University of Toronoto):  "Entrepreneurs' Legal Status Choices and the C Corporation Survival Penalty"
  • Greg Buchak (University of Chicago):  "Does Competition Reduce Racial Discrimination in Lending?"

10:30 - 10:45 AM

Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:15 PM

Panel VI - Law and Technology

Faculty Discussant:  Professor Margo Schlanger, Henry M. Butzel Professor of Law (U-M Law School)

Moderator:  Stavros Makris (Grotius Research Scholar, U-M Law School)

  • Emily Berman (University of Houston):  "When Database Queries are Fourth Amendment Searches"
  • Asaf Lubin (Yale Law School):  "'We Only Spy on Foreigners': The Myth of a Universal Right to Privacy and the Practice of Mass Extraterritorial Surveillance"
  • Yoni Har Carmel and Tammy Harel Ben Shahar (Haifa University):  "Reshaping Ability Grouping Through Big Data"

12:15 - 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 - 2:30 PM

Panel VII - International Law

Faculty Discussant:  Professor Steven Ratner, Bruno Simma Collegiate Professor of Law (U-M Law School)

Moderator:  Yahli Shereshevsky (Grotius Research Scholar, U-M Law School)

  • David Hughes (Osgoode Hall Law School): "The Development and Use of Informal Complementarity"

  • Chris O'Meara (University College London):  "The Relationship Between National, Unit and Personal Self Defence in International Law: Bridging the Disconnect"
  • Michael Da Silva (University of Toronoto):  "The International Right to Health Care: A Legal and Moral Defense"

2:30 - 3:00 PM

Closing Remarks

BIOS and ABSTRACTS


Emily Berman, When Database Queries are Fourth Amendment Searches

Greg Buchak, Does Competition Reduce Racial Discrimination in Lending?

Karin Carmit Yefet, Divorce as a Gender Equality Right

Michael Da Silva, The International Right to Health Care: A Legal and Moral Defense

Deepa Das Acevedo, We the Working People

Doron Dorfman, The Fear of "Disability Con": Backlash and Mistrust in the Shadow of the Law

Andrea Freeman, Unmothering Black Women: Formula Feeding and the Legacy of Slavery

Yoni Har Carmel, Reshaping Ability Grouping Through Big Data

David Hughes, The Development and Use of Informal Complementarity

Andrew Keane Woods, The Transparency Tax

Monika Leszczyńska, Think Twice Before You Sign! An Experiment on the Cautionary Function of Contractual Formalities

Sarah Light, Advisory Preemption

Asaf Lubin, "We Only Spy on Foreigners": The Myth of a Universal Right to Privacy and the Practice of Mass Extraterritorial Surveillance

William J. Moon, Private Ordering of Public Law

Chris O'Meara, The Relationship Between National, Unit and Personal Self-Defence in International Law: Bridging the Disconnect

Noah Rosenblum, Making Presidential Democracy: Revisiting the Executive Reorganization Act of 1937

Emily Satterthwaite, Entrepreneurs' Legal Status Choices and the C Corporation Survival Penalty

Vera Shikhelman, Access to Justice in the United Nations Human Rights Committee

Giacomo Tagiuri, The Cultural Implications of Market Regulation: Does the EU Destroy the Texture of National Life?

Thomas Verellen, Federalism and Foreign Relations in the United States and the European Union: Hierarchy versus Pluralism





 

Contact Information

University of Michigan Law School Young Scholars' Conference Organizing Committee:

Yahli Shereshevsky
law-doconf@umich.edu

Center for International & Comparative Law
University of Michigan Law School
200 Hutchins Hall
625 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215

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