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September 21, 2006

Susan Bandes

The topic will be a chapter from her forthcoming book on Emotion and the Death Penalty.

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Susan Bandes is a Distinguished Research Professor of Law at DePaul University College of Law. Susan Bandes is widely known as a scholar in the areas of federal jurisdiction, criminal procedure and civil rights, and more recently, as a pioneer in the emerging study of the role of emotion in law. Her legal career began in 1976 at the Illinois Office of the State Appellate Defender. In 1980, she became staff counsel for the Illinois A.C.L.U., where she litigated a broad spectrum of civil rights cases, and helped draft and secure passage of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. She joined the DePaul faculty in 1984, and was named Distinguished Research Professor in 2003. She has received numerous awards from both the law school and the university for her teaching, scholarship and service. Her articles appear in, among others, the Yale, Stanford, University of Chicago, Michigan and Southern California law reviews, as well as peer-reviewed journals including Law and Social Inquiry, Constitutional Commentary, and the Journal of Law, Culture and the Humanities. Her groundbreaking book on the role of emotion in law, entitled The Passions of Law, was published by NYU Press in January 2000, and released in paperback in 2001. Bandes presents her work frequently at academic symposia and workshops, as well as to non-academic legal groups such as the American Constitution Society. Her recent pro bono activities include acting as co-reporter for the Constitution Project's bipartisan Death Penalty Initiative, which produced the report "Mandatory Justice: Eighteen Reforms to the Death Penalty," and serving on the advisory board to the Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice's study of the criminal justice system in Cook County, IL.

October 25, 2006

Jennifer Wood

Her topic will be, "Security and nodal governance".

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Jennifer Wood is a Research Fellow at Australia National University's Regulatory Institutions Network, and holds a Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of Toronto. Her academic interests include trends in governance, criminological theory, and contemporary developments in public and private forms of policing and in crime prevention. She has co-authored the following publications: "Reflections on the Evolving Concept of 'Private Policing'" in European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, and "Reinventing Intellectuals" and "Securing Safety on Campus: A Research Note" in Canadian Journal of Criminology."

January 25, 2007

Hendrik (Dirk) Hartog

His topic will be "Planning for Old Age: The Work of Promises Before Social Security"

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Hendrik Hartog is the Class of 1921 Bicentennial Professor of the History of American Law and Liberty. He holds a Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization from Brandeis University (1982), a J.D. from the New York University School of Law (1973), and an A.B. from Carleton College (1970). Before coming to Princeton, he taught at the University of Wisconsin Law School (1982-92) and at the Indiana University (Bloomington) School of Law (1977-82). Hartog has spent his scholarly life working in the social history of American law, obsessed with the difficulties and opportunities that come with studying how broad political and cultural themes have been expressed in ordinary legal conflicts. He has worked in a variety of areas of American legal history: on the history of city life, on the history of constitutional rights claims, on the history of marriage, and on the historiography of legal change. He is the author of Public Property and Private Power: the Corporation of the City of New York in American Law, 1730-1870 (1983) and Man and Wife in America: a History (2000). He is the editor of Law in the American Revolution and the Revolution in the Law (1981) and the coeditor of Law in Culture and Culture in Law (2000) and American Public Life and the Historical Imagination (2003). Representative articles include "Pigs and Positivism" (Wisconsin Law Review, 1985); "The Constitution of Aspiration and 'The Rights that Belong to us All'" (Journal of American History, 1987); "Mrs. Packard on Dependency" (Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities, 1988); "Abigail Bailey's Coverture: Law in a Married Woman's Consciousness" (in Law in Everyday Life, 1993); "Lawyering, Husbands' Rights, and 'The Unwritten Law,' in Nineteenth-Century America" (Journal of American History, 1997); and "Llewellyn, Divorce, and Description" (in American Public Life and the Historical Imagination, 2003). He is affiliated with Princeton's Program in Law and Public Affairs and with the Program in American Studies.

February 23, 2007

Muneer Ahmad

His topic will be "No Right to

Have Rights: Reflections on Litigation at Guantanamo Bay"

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Muneer Ahmad is an associate professor of law at American University's Washington College of Law He holds expertise in immigrants' rights, clinical legal education, labor and employment and poverty law. Prior to joining the faculty of the Washington College of Law, Ahmad was staff attorney and Skadden Fellow at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center in Los Angeles. Previously he was law clerk to the Hon. William K. Sessions, III, U.S. District Court in Burlington, Vt. From 1998 to 2001 he was Legal Task Force Chair of the South Asian Network in Artesia, Cal. He has presented on various human rights topics at such institutions as Harvard University, University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, Northridge, New England School of Law, Loyola Marymount University Conferences sponsored by: U.S. Department of State, American Studies Association, The Rockefeller Foundation, The California Endowment, The Wellness Foundation, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum. He is author of "Serving Market Needs, Not People's Needs: The Indignity of Welfare Reform," 10 Amer. U. J. of Gender, Soc. Policy & Law 27 (2002); "Homeland Insecurities: Racial Profiling the Day After 9/11," Social Text 72, Vol. 20, No. 3 (Fall 2002); "The Ethics of Narrative," 11 Amer. U. J. of Gender, Soc. Policy & Law 117 (2002); "A Rage Shared by Law: Post-September 11 Racial Violence as Crimes of Passion," 92 Cal. L. Rev. 1259 (2004).

March 29, 2007

Dan Kahan

His topic is "Two Conceptions of Emotion in Risk Regulation"

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Dan Kahan is the Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law at Yale Law School. In addition to risk perception, his areas of research include criminal law and evidence. Prior to coming to Yale in 1999, Professor Kahan was on the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School. He also served as a law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall, of the U.S. Supreme Court (1990-91) and to Judge Harry Edwards of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (1989-90).

April 12, 2007

Gerald Korngold

His topic will be, "Intergenerational Conflicts in the Law of Real Property".

Gerald Korngold is the Everett D. and Eugenia S. McCurdy Professor of Law at Case Law School. He joined the Case faculty in 1987 and served as dean from 1997 to 2006. He has taught Property, Real Estate Transactions, and Wills, Trusts, and Future Interests. In addition to many articles, he is the author of Private Land Use Arrangements: Easements, Covenants, and Equitable Servitudes (2004), coauthor of two casebooks, Real Estate Transactions (2004) and Cases and Text on Property (2004), and co-editor of Property Stories (2004). He served as an adviser to the American Law Institute's Restatement (Third) of Property-Servitudes.

April 16, 2007

Anthony E. Varona

His topic will be, "Towards an Internet Public Interest Standard".

Professor Varona teaches Contracts, Administrative Law, Mass Media Law, and Introduction to Public Law. Before joining the WCL faculty, he was an associate professor of law at Pace Law School in New York. Before that, he served as general counsel and legal director for the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest gay civil rights organization. He built HRC's legal department, directed its legislative, regulatory, and appellate amicus work, launched national law fellow and pro bono attorney programs, and served as counsel to HRC's board of directors and the organization's corporate, educational, and media initiatives. Professor Varona taught as an adjunct law professor for three years at Georgetown University, and served as a Wasserstein Fellow at Harvard Law School. He currently sits on the HRC national board of directors. He has served on the board of the Alliance for Justice, on the New York Advisory Board for the American Constitution Society, was founding chairperson of the AIDS Action Council's Legal Advisory Board, and served as a member of the Judicial Selection Steering Committee of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights. Professor Varona practiced communications law at the Washington offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, and Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, PC. He began his legal career as an honors program attorney for the Federal Communications Commission. He is an active member of the Hispanic National Bar Association and the National Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association. Having earned his A.B. from Boston College, Professor Varona went on to earn a J.D. from Boston College Law School and an LL.M. from Georgetown University. Professor Varona's scholarship has included articles concerning civil rights, employment discrimination, hate crimes, and communications law, published in law reviews associated with the College of William & Mary, the Universities of Michigan and Minnesota, and Catholic, Georgetown and Stanford Universities. He has lectured widely on these topics, and has appeared as a legal commentator on CNN, Headline News, Fox News Network, Court TV, MSNBC, and in a variety of major daily newspapers and legal periodicals. Professor Varona serves on the Faculty Review Board of the ADMINISTRATIVE LAW REVIEW. He was profiled by the NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL in May 2000.