Faculty Speaker Exchange Series Archive

2016 Speakers

The School of Law’s speaker exchange series invites scholars from other law schools to provide a lunchtime presentation on a recent scholarly work. Apart from the traditional lunch talk, the School of Law the speaker to participate in a separate small-group workshop with area-specific scholars from our faculty. Doing so enables the speaker to receive more precise feedback from scholars in his/her area, allows for more informal networking, and provides an informal arena for the speaker to exchange other possible scholarly ideas. School of Law speaker exchange guests are also invited to participate as a guest our podcast and join our local NPR affiliate for a radio interview discussing the speaker’s scholarly work. All faculty and staff are invited to attend the lunch talk.

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April 12, 2016
Sarah Jenkins (UALR), Comparative Sales Law: Remedies, CISG ~ UCC ~ UNIDROIT, the Subtle Yet Significant Distinctions
April 5, 2016

Kit Johnson (North Dakota), A Citizenship Market

Professor Johnson was on campus in April of 2016 as part of the University of Arkansas School of Law’s speaker exchange program to discuss her research on the intersection of U.S. immigration law and U.S. business interests.

March 29, 2016
John Newman (Memphis), "Free": The World’s Most Dangerous Price
Professor Newman was on campus in March of 2016 as part of the University of Arkansas School of Law’s speaker exchange program to discuss his research on The Myth of “The Free” which focuses on the emergence of “free” services which are in fact, not free as they require varying forms of payment.
Conversations with the Legal Academy featuring John Newman
March 10, 2016
Michael Vandenbergh (Vanderbilt), Beyond Gridlock: The Private Governance Response to Climate Change
Professor Vandenbergh was on campus in March of 2016 as part of the University of Arkansas School of Law’s speak exchange program to discuss his research on climate change and the law specifically looking at how individuals and corporations can make a real change in climate change through private governance response
Conversations with the Legal Academy featuring Michael Vandenbergh
February 9, 2016
Stacey Lantagne (Ole Miss), When Real People Become Fictional: The Legal Implications of the Growing Mainstream Popularity of Fanfiction About Celebrities
Professor Stacey Lantagne was on campus in February of 2016 as part of the University of Arkansas School of Law’s speaker exchange program to discuss her research on fan fiction and the law specifically looking at the legality of RPF, or real person fiction, which is about aggressively fictional online stories about celebrities.
Conversations with Legal Academy featuring Stacey Lantagne
February 2, 2016
David Epstein (Richmond), An "APP" for Third Party Beneficiary Law
David Epstein, the George E. Allen Chair at the University of Richmond School of Law and former dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law, was on campus in February of 2016 as part of the University of Arkansas School of Law’s speaker exchange program and discussed his research on third party beneficiary law looking specifically at the question of when can a person who was not herself, a party to that contract, still enforce a contract made by others?
Conversations with the Legal Academy featuring David Epstein
January 25, 2016
Laura Hines (Kansas), Consensual Cy Pres
Laura Hines, professor at the University of Kansas School of Law, was on campus in January of 2016 for the University of Arkansas School of Law’s speaker exchange series and discussed her research on class action lawsuits, specifically informing class members in the class settlement notice about the court’s intentions with respect to the remaining funds in a class action settlement.
Conversations with the Legal Academy featuring Laura Hines