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The faculty members of Tulane Law School have unusually rich and diverse academic backgrounds, enabling them to offer a curriculum that encompasses the broadest range of subject matter.  As important as their commitment to teaching is their commitment to ongoing scholarship.  Members of the faculty regularly publish books (including edited volumes), law review articles, and countless chapters in books, reports, essays, and book reviews.

Faculty Speaker Series, 2013-14 

Monday, September 9, 2013 

Katharina Pistor, Columbia Law School
Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law
Areas of Expertise: Law & development; impact of globalization on the law in areas such as finance, property rights and transnational regulation

Katharina PistorKatharina Pistor is Director of Columbia Law School’s Center on Global Legal Transformation and has served as a member of Columbia University’s Committee on Global Thought since its inception. She previously taught at the Kennedy School of Government, and worked at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Private Law in Hamburg, Germany, and the Harvard Institute for International Development.

She is Principal Investigator of the “Global Finance and Law Initiative,” a collaborative research project aimed at re-conceptualizing the relation between finance and law, funded by INET. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the European Corporate Governance Institute, a Research Associate of the Center for Economic Policy Research and an editor of Economics of Transition. In 2012, she received the Max Planck Research Award for her contributions to international financial regulation.

Monday, September 30, 2013 

Lee Fennell, University of Chicago Law School
Max Pam Professor of Law and Herbert and Marjorie Fried Research Scholar
Areas of Expertise: State and local government law, property, torts, land use, social welfare law, public finance  

Lee FennellLee Fennell joined the Chicago faculty in 2007, having previously served as a Bigelow Fellow in 1999-2001. She also has at the University of Texas School of Law (2001-2004) and at the University of Illinois College of Law (2004-2007) and has visiting positions at Yale Law School, NYU School of Law and the University of Virginia School of Law.

Before teaching law, she practiced at Pettit & Martin, the State and Local Legal Center and the Virginia School Boards Association. Her teaching and research interests include property, torts, land use, housing, social welfare law, state and local government law and public finance. She is the author of The Unbounded Home: Property Values Beyond Property Lines (Yale University Press 2009).

Monday, October 28, 2013 

David Law, Washington University Law School
Professor of Law
Areas of Expertise: Constitutional law, federal courts, law &political science, administrative law, judicial politics 

David LawDavid Law combines scholarship in law and political science in looking at constitutional adjudication and judicial decision-making. After graduating from Harvard Law School, clerking for Judge Stephen Reinhardt on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and working at Munger, Tolles & Olson, Law received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford University and a degree in European and comparative law from Oxford University.

He had joint appointments to teach law at the University of San Diego and political science at the University of California, San Diego, before joining Washington University. A native of Canada, he has been a visiting professor at the National Taiwan University College of Law, Seoul National University School of Law and Keio University Faculty of Law in Tokyo; a visiting scholar at the NYU School of Law; and a Fulbright Scholar.

Monday, November 11, 2013 

Carol Rose, Yale Law School; University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
Gordon Bradford Tweedy Professor Emeritus of Law and Professorial Lecturer in Law; Lohse Chair in Water and Natural Resources 
Areas of Expertise: Property, land use, environmental law, natural resources law, intellectual property 

Carol RoseCarol M. Rose is a highly regarded specialist in property law who teaches on both coasts: She is a Professorial Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and holds the Lohse Chair in Water and Natural Resources at the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law. She has been a visiting professor at New York University, Harvard, the University of Chicago and the University of Hawaii and a visiting scholar in Australia and Germany.

Her publications include Saving the Neighborhood:  Racially Restrictive Covenants, Law, and Social Norms (Harvard University Press 2013), with Richard R.W. Brooks; Perspectives on Property Law (3rd edition), with Robert Ellickson and Bruce Ackerman (Aspen Publishers 2000); and Property and Persuasion: Essays on the History, Theory and Rhetoric of Ownership (Westview Press 1994). 

Monday, November 18, 2013 

Trina Jones, Duke Law School
Professor of Law
Areas of Expertise: Racial and socio-economic inequality, employment discrimination, colorism 

Trina JonesTrina Jones focuses her work on racial and socio-economic inequality, including the differential treatment of same-race individuals on the basis of skin color. Her current projects explore the workplace as a site for the reproduction of “traditional” values; examine colorism from a comparative perspective; and consider the limitations of using enumerated classifications as a method for redressing inequality.

Her writings include “A Post-Race Equal Protection?” (with Barnes and Chemerinsky), on whether Barack Obama’s election heralds the beginning of a post-racial America; and Law and Class in America: Trends Since the Cold War (NYU Press 2006), edited with Paul Carrington. She joined the Duke Law School faculty in 1995 then spent 2008-2011 as a founding member of the faculty at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law in 2008-2011, directing its Center on Law, Equality and Race.

Monday, January 27, 2014 

Annelise Riles, Cornell Law School
Jack G. Clarke Professor of Far East Legal Studies and Professor of Anthropology
Areas of Expertise: Comparative law, anthropology of law, public international law, international financial regulation 

Annelise RilesAnnelise Riles directs Cornell Law School’s Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture. Her work focuses on the transnational dimensions of laws, markets and culture across comparative law, conflict of laws, the anthropology of law, public international law and international financial regulation. Her most recent book, Collateral Knowledge: Legal Reasoning in the Global Financial Markets (Chicago Press 2011), is based on 10 years of fieldwork among regulators and lawyers in the global derivatives markets.

She has conducted legal and anthropological research in China, Japan and the Pacific and speaks Chinese, Japanese, French and Fijian. She has been a visiting professor at Yale, University of Tokyo, the London School of Economics, University of Melbourne and as visiting researcher at the Bank of Japan. She writes about financial markets regulation on her blog, http://blogs.cornell.edu/collateralknowledge.

Thursday, February 6, 2014 

Ayelet Shachar, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
Professor & Canada Research Chair in Citizenship and Multiculturalism
Areas of Expertise: Citizenship and immigration, multiculturalism, women’s rights, global inequality 

Ayelet Shachar Ayelet Shachar has published and lectured widely on citizenship theory, immigration law, multiculturalism, cultural diversity and women’s rights, law and religion and global inequality. Her book Multicultural Jurisdictions: Cultural Differences and Women's Rights (Cambridge University Press 2001) has been influential in policy and legislative debates on how best to mitigate the tensions between gender equality and religious diversity. Her latest book, The Birthright Lottery: Citizenship and Global Inequality (Harvard University Press 2009) was named 2010 International Ethics Notable Book for its “superior scholarship and contribution to the field of international ethics.”

Shachar has received excellence and research awards in Canada, Israel and the United States and has been a visiting professor at Stanford and Harvard law schools. Her work has been published in the Yale Law Journal, Theoretical Inquiries in Law, Journal of Political Philosophy, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, NYU Law Review, Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities, Philosophy & Social Criticism, Political Theory, Perspectives on Politics and elsewhere.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 

David Kennedy, Harvard Law School
The Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Institute for Global Law and Policy
Areas of Expertise: International law and economic policy, law and development, European law David Kennedy 

David Kennedy specializes in international law and global governance, and his research uses materials from sociology and social theory, economics and history to explore issues of development policy. He also has worked to develop new voices from the third world and among women in international affairs.

He has worked on many international projects, such as with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ emerging markets and anti-corruption practice; with the United Nations, the Commission of the European Union and the Qatar Foundation; and with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in Brussels, where his work combined European antitrust litigation, government relations advising and general corporate law. Kennedy is a member of the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations; past chair and member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Advisory Council on Global Governance; Foreign Advisor to Thailand’s Truth for Reconciliation Commission; and a member of the Asian Peace and Reconciliation Commission. 

Monday, April 21, 2014 

Ruth Mason, University of Virginia School of Law
Professor of Law
Areas of Expertise: International taxation, state taxation in the United States and the European Union, comparative tax lawRuth Mason 

Ruth Mason specializes in international and comparative taxation and has written extensively on state taxation in the United States and member state taxation in the European Union. Her recent scholarship focuses on how tax nondiscrimination laws affect cross-border labor mobility in common markets.

She joined the University of Virginia School of Law faculty in the 2013 after having been the Anthony J. Smits Professor of Global Commerce at the University of Connecticut School of Law. She has been a visiting professor at Johannes Kepler University, Leiden University, Universitié Paris 1 (Panthéon Sorbonne) and Yale Law School and a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the Vienna Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law. She is co-editor (with Ekkehart Reimer of the University of Heidelberg) of Kluwer’s Series on International Taxation a member of the editorial board of the World Tax Journ

Date TBD 

Antony Anghie, S.J. Quinney College of Law - University of Utah
Samuel D. Thurman Professor of Law
Areas of Expertise: More information coming soon.. Anthony Anghie 

More information coming soon.. 


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For information about the 2011-12 Faculty Speaker Series, click here.
For information about the 2010-11 Faculty Speaker Series, click here.

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