McGeorge School of Law

Distinguished Speaker Series

Distinguished Professor Brian Landsberg introducing Professor Ian Haney López, Pacific McGeorge Distinguished Speaker Series Feb. 3, 2015.

From formal presentations, informal brown bag lunches, and faculty/student activities, the events hosted through the McGeorge School of Law Distinguished Speaker Series provide an ideal forum for the exchange of ideas for the betterment of law faculty as colleagues working together, as scholars from law schools across the nation and world sharing abstracts of in-progress research, and as teachers who can share a wellspring of emerging ideas and perspectives in the classroom.

2018-2019 Events

Her Body, Our Laws: On the Front Lines of the Abortion War from El Salvador to Oklahoma

ObermanSpeaker: Michelle Oberman, Katharine and George Alexander Professor of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law
Date: Feb. 27, 2019 

Transgender Workers' Rights and Title VII

David CruzSpeaker: David Cruz, the Newton Professor of Constitutional Law at the USC Gould School of Law
Date: Feb. 7, 2019 

The Rise of the Constitution

Aziz RanaSpeaker: Aziz Rana, Cornell Law School
Date: Dec. 4, 2018

2017-2018 Events

The Risks and Rewards of Renegotiating the North American Trade Relationship

GantzSpeaker: David Gantz, Samuel M. Fegtly Professor at the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law
Date: Feb. 26, 2018

Immigration Law and International Law

Angela BanksSpeaker: Angela Banks, Charles J. Merriam Distinguished Professor of Law, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Date: Feb. 8, 2018

Forum on Independent Judiciary

Judicial ForumnSpeakers: California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye; United States District Judge Morrison C. England, Jr. '83; Retired Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, Arthur Scotland '74; and McGeorge Distinguished Professor of Law Michael Vitiello.
Date: Jan. 23, 2018

"The Patron Court: Legalism, Clientelism and Cultural Contingency at The International Criminal Court"

Faculty member Speaker: Stephen Cody,Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at McGeorge
Date: Nov. 14, 2017
Faculty Works in Progress Series

"When Mass Murder, Theft, and Violation of Civil Liberties were "Legal": The Nazi Legal System, 1933-1945"

Justice Richard FybelSpeaker: Justice Richard Fybel
Date: Nov. 7, 2017
Co-sponsored by Diversity Affairs Committee, BLSA, LAMBDA, LLSA and APALSA

"Who Has Standing To Sue Under The Emoluments Clauses?"

Matt hallSpeaker: Professor Matthew I. Hall, University of Georgia School of Law
Date: Oct. 16, 2017

"Does Israel Meet the Challenge of Being Both a Jewish and Democratic State?"

Rabbi Uri RegevSpeaker: Rabbi Uri Regev, President and CEO of "Freedom Of Religion for Israel" and "Hiddush — For Religious Freedom and Equality"
Date: Sept. 14, 2017
Co-sponsored by the Global Center and the Jewish Law Student Association (JLSA)

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