Colloquium on Courts and the Legal Process


This workshop series brings together judges, scholars, and students to discuss current research on courts and judging.  For further information, please contact Professor Bert I. Huang

2014 - 2015

March 25

Maria Glover (Georgetown), Disappearing Claims
Justice Goodwin Liu (Supreme Court of California)

April 16

Rachel Barkow (NYU), Executive Clemency
Judge Paul Watford (Ninth Circuit)

April 28

Judge Nancy Gertner (Harvard), Judging in the 21st Century
2012 - 2013

October 17                       

Judge Richard Posner (Seventh Circuit), Complexity
Erin Murphy (NYU)
Judge Jed Rakoff (SDNY)  


2011 - 2012

December 1                       

Suzanna Sherry (Vanderbilt), Erie
Judge Jeffrey Sutton (Sixth Circuit)

January 30


Richard Epstein  (NYU) (joint with Legal Theory), Natural Law and Judicial Duty
Judge Diane Sykes (Seventh Circuit)
February 16
Judith Resnik  (Yale) (presented by NALSA), Federal Indian Law and the Canon
Trevor Morrison  (Columbia)
Justice Barbara Smith (Chickasaw Nation)
Judge Michael Smith  (Sac and Fox Nation)
March 1
Mathilde Cohen  (Columbia), Comparing Reason-Giving
Lord Lawrence Collins   (Supreme Court of the U.K.)
Justice Kate O’Regan  (Constitutional Court of South Africa)
March 19
Thomas Lee  (Fordham) (joint with Legal Theory), The Civil Law Tradition
Judge David Hamilton  (Seventh Circuit)
April 12
Jeremy Waldron  (NYU), Stare Decisis and the Rule of Law
Judge Pierre Leval  (Second Circuit)

April 23
Judge Diane Wood  (Seventh Circuit), Decisionmaking on a Multi-member Court
Linda Greenhouse  (Yale)

2010 - 2011


November 12

Chief Justice Cezar Peluso of Brazil  (presented by the Center for Brazilian Studies & CLABLA)

November 15

Nancy Staudt  (Northwestern) (joint with L&E), Judicial Power of the Purse

December 9

Jed Shugerman  (Harvard), Judicial Elections
Judge José A. Cabranes  (Second Circuit)

February 25

Judge Douglas Ginsburg  (D.C. Circuit) (joint with L&E), Behavioral Law and Economics

March 3

Lisa Bressman  (Vanderbilt) (joint with Legislation)

March 23

Judge Richard Posner  (Seventh Circuit) (joint with L&E), A Realistic Theory of Judicial Behavior

March 24

Nancy King  (Vanderbilt), Habeas for the Twenty-First Century
Judge Reena Raggi  (Second Circuit)

April 14

On Judicial Recusal

Lord Lawrence Collins  (Supreme Court of the UK)
Amanda Frost
Pam Karlan  (Stanford)

2009 - 2010
February 11 

Fred Schauer  (U. Virginia), The Trouble with Cases
Judge Pierre Leval  (Second Circuit)

February 25

Stephen Choi  (NYU)  &  Mitu Gulati  (Duke), What Do District Judges Want?
Judge Denise Cote (SDNY)

March 22

Erin Delaney  (Columbia)  &  Barry Friedman  (NYU), Becoming Supreme
Judge Robert Katzmann  (Second Circuit)

April 8

On Libel Tourism

Lord Lawrence Collins  (Supreme Court of the U.K.)
Judge Robert Sack  (Second Circuit)
Kurt Wimmer 

April 14

Heather Gerken  (Yale), Federalism All the Way Down
Judge Brett Kavanaugh  (D.C. Circuit)