Faculty Workshops & Events

Syracuse Law presents Faculty Workshops each year to convene leading scholars both internally and from other institutions. Addressing subjects from executive orders and government agencies to humanitarian law and medical patents, these workshops aim to broaden the horizons of legal scholarship, facilitate the sharing of ideas, and challenge how we think about the law and legal practice.

2024-2025 Academic Year

Workshop schedule coming soon.

Past Events

2023 – 2024

Professor Dan Traficonte, People Having Ordinary Skills, Syracuse University College of Law
January 16, 2024Professor Robin MalloyA Network Capabilities Approach to Land Use and Disability Law, Syracuse University College of Law
TBDProfessor Mark Graber, University of Maryland School of Law
February 22, 2024Professor Sarah Lorr, Brooklyn Law School
March 7, 2024Professor Kimberly West-Faulcon, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
April 4, 2024Professor Arlene Kanter, Syracuse University College of Law
April 18, 2024Professor Jamelia Morgan, Northwestern University

2022 – 2023

January 19, 2023Professor Jennifer Breen, “Democratic Erosion and the United States Supreme Court”, Syracuse University College of Law
January 26, 2023Professor Amna Akbar, “Reform and Struggles Over Life, Death, and Democracy”, Ohio State University – Moritz College of Law (zoom)
February 15, 2023Professor Chapin Cimino, Drexel University School of Law
March 9, 2023Professor Kristin Henning with Professor Paula Johnson, “The Rage of Innocence”, Georgetown and Syracuse University College of Law
March 22, 2023“Merrill v. Milligan Symposium

Evan Milligan (Lead plaintiff, Executive Director of Alabama Forward)
Brittany Carter, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Member of the Merrill v. Milligan Litigation Team
Tish Gotell Faulks, Legal Director ACLU Alabama, Member of the Merrill v. Milligan Litigation Team
Thomas Keck, Professor of Political Science, SU Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Kristen Barnes and Paula Johnson co-moderated the panel and Suzette Melendez gave closing remarks
April 5, 2023Professor Dov Fox, “Medical Disobedience“, University of San Diego (zoom)
April 27, 2023Professor Nina Mendelson with Professor David Driesen, University of Michigan and Discussion of David’s paper:  “Does the Separation of Powers Justify the Major Questions Doctrine?”

2020 – 2021

September 9, 2020Lightning Round & Celebration of Scholarship
September 17, 2020Professor Jake Elberg, Seton Hall Law: “Health Care Fraud Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry”
October 14, 2020Professor Kathryn Sikkink, Harvard Kennedy School: “Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century,” co-hosted by Professor Arlene Kanter’s CUSE Grant Project on Effectiveness of Human Rights Treaties
October 26, 2020Professor Mark Nevitt, Syracuse Law: “Is Climate Change a National Emergency?” and Professor Cora True-Frost on “Harmony and Dissonance at the Intersections of International Human Rights Law”
November 12, 2020Professor Carol Brown, Richmond School of Law: “Extraordinary,” co-sponsored by the Center on Property, Citizenship, and Social Entrepreneurism
November 18, 2020The Hon. James E. Baker, Syracuse Law, discusses his new book The Centaur’s Dilemma: National Security Law for the Coming AI Revolution
December 4, 2020“Half-Baked” Mini Workshops with Syracuse Law’s Professor Cora True-Frost (“Harmony and Dissonance at the Intersections of International Human Rights Law”) and Professor Jenny Breen (“The Capital ‘in His Person’: Human Capital Theory and the Mid-Twentieth-Century Redefinition of the ‘Labor Question'”)
December 9, 2020Professor Danielle Stokes, Syracuse Law: “Zoning for Climate Change”
February 4, 2021Professor David Driesen, Syracuse Law: “How Giving the President Unfettered Removal Authority Can Undermine the Senate’s Role in Appointments.”
February 11, 2021Professor Stacey Tovino, Oklahoma Law: “Not So Private.” Discussants: Professor Nina Kohn and Professor Doron Dorfman, Syracuse Law.
February 18, 2021Professor Osagie Obasogie, Berkeley Law: “Excited Delirium and Police Use of Force.”
March 11, 2021Professor Eric Talley, Columbia Law, on “Price Gouging in a Pandemic.”
March 17, 2021Professor Arlene Kanter, Syracuse Law: “The Future is Here: The Right to Remote Work under the Americans with Disabilities Act.”
April 1, 2021Professor John Lovett, Loyola Law School: “Easements and Change: The Case for the Uniform Easement Relocation Act.” Discussant: Professor Robin Malloy, Syracuse Law. Co-sponsored by the Center on Property, Citizenship, and Social Entrepreneurism.
April 8, 2021Professor Paula Johnson and Aili Obandja, Syracuse Law: “Justice for the Souls of Black People: The Case for Reparations in Namibia and the United States”
April 22, 2021Professor Nina Kohn, Syracuse Law: “Legislating Supported Decision-Making”