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Toledo, OH 43606

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Faculty Presentations

Our faculty members are regularly out and about presenting on a wide range of topics – from school bullying to securities regulation, human trafficking to the health of Lake Erie.

A list of recent presentations is below. You can also learn more about our faculty’s areas of expertise by visiting a professor’s individual profile or our Newsroom.

 

Summer 2015

June 4-5, 2015 - Eric Chaffee, "Collaboration Theory: A Theory of the Tax-Excepmt Nonprofit Corporation," National Business Law Scholars Conference, Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey. 

June 2, 2015 - Jessica Knouse, "Same Sex Marriage," Toledo Bar Association Federal Courts Committee meeting, Toledo, Ohio.  

 

Spring 2015

May 21, 2015 - Agnieszka McPeak, "Sharing Liability in the Digital Age's Share Economy," Developing Ideas Conference, University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky. 

May 2, 2015 - Shelley Cavalieri, "Theorizing Land Reform," Association for Law, Property, and Society. 

May 1, 2015 - Rebecca Zietlow, "The Magna Carta and the Constitution in Popular Imagination," Sandusky County Law Day Luncheon.

April 30, 2015 - Geoff Rapp, "Resolving Aggregate Sports Brain Injury Claims at a Time of Uncertainty," 2015 Annual Medical-Legal Seminar, Maumee, Ohio. 

April 30, 2015 - Benjamin Davis, "Travel Law and Security Issues," Ohio Association of Magistrates Spring Conference, Cambridge, Ohio. 

April 24, 2015 - Ken Kilbert, "Algan Blooms - What Happened in Toledo," 30th Annual Ohio Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Law seminar, Newark, Ohio. 

April 17, 2015 - Lee Strang, "Originalism’s Subject Matter: Originalism and the Declaration of Independence," Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois. 

April 15, 2015 - Ken Kilbert, "Moving Forward: Legal Solutions to Lake Erie's Harmful Algal Blooms," co-authored with  Jack Tuholske, Great Lakes Conference, Toledo, Ohio. 

April 14, 2015 - Jessica Knouse, "Same Sex Marriage Litigation," Federalist Society and OUTLaw. 

April 14, 2015 - Lee Strang, "Originalism's Subject Matter: Originalism and the Declaration of Independence, The Declaration of Independence and the Nation That Followed Symposium," National Center for the Constitution, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

March 27, 2015 - Nicole Porter, "The Difficulty Accommodating Healthcare Workers," Saint Louis University School of Law, Saint Louis, Missouri. 

March 20, 2015 - Geoff Rapp, "Head Cases: Resolving  Aggregate Sports Brain Injury Claims at a Time of Uncertainty," Cleveland-Marshall Journal of Law and Health Symposium, Cleveland, Ohio.  

March 19, 2015 - Jelani Jefferson Exum, "The Death Penalty on the Streets," State of State Conference, Owen Community College, Perrysberg, Ohio.

March 8, 2015 - Joseph Slater, "Race, Labor, Law: The Mid-Twentieth Century," Biannual Conference of the Southern Labor Studies Association, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. 

March 4, 2015 - Agnieszka McPeak, "Social Media, Smartphones, and Proportional Privacy in Civil Discovery," Faculty Colloquium, University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio.

February 28, 2015 - Lee Strang, "The Substance of Things Hoped For: A Prescription for Catholic Legal Education," Pepperdine Law School, Malibu, California.

February 26-27, 2015 - Jelani Jefferson Exum, "Policing, Protesting, and Perceptions: A Critical Examination of the Events in Ferguson," University of Missouri School of Law Symposium, Columbia, Missouri. 

February 20, 2015 - Jelani Jefferson Exum, "The Death Penalty on the Streets," Terra State Community College, Terra State Community College Humanities Department, Fremont, Ohio. 

February 14, 2015 - Benjamin Davis, Law Career Symposium 2015, University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio. 

February 9, 2015 - Jelani Jefferson Exum, meeting speaker, Lucas County Bar Association.

January 31, 2015 – Kara Bruce, “Vindicating Bankruptcy Rights,” Mid-Atlantic People of Color Conference, Morgantown, West Virginia.   

January 16, 2015 – Agnieszka McPeak, “Tort Law, Privacy Rights, and the Challenge of New Technology,” University of Silesia, Programme in European Private Law for Postgraduates, Katowice, Poland. 

January 4, 2015 – Eric Chaffee, “Answering the Call to Reinvent Legal Education: The Need to Incorporate Practical Business and Transactional Skills Training into the Curricula of America’s Law Schools,” Section on Agency, Partnership, LLCs, and Unincorporated Associations, AALS Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

January 3, 2015 – Nicole Porter, “Withdrawn Accommodations,” Employment Discrimination Section, AALS Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. 

 

Fall 2014

December 6, 2014 – Lee Strang, Colloquium, “Salmon P. Chase and the Republican Constitution,” Georgetown Center for the Constitution, Washington, D.C.

December 6, 2014 – Rebecca Zietlow, Colloquium, “Salmon P. Chase and the Republican Constitution,” Georgetown Center for the Constitution, Washington, D.C.

December 5, 2014 – Shelley Cavalieri, “Is the Capabilities Approach Incompatible with Vulnerabilities Theory or a Response to Vulnerability?,” Vulnerability and Human Condition Initiative Workshop, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia.  

December 4, 2014 – Kara Bruce  “’Effective Vindication’ and Bankruptcy Rights, Can The Debtor Class Survive Modern Class Action Theory?,” Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio. 

November 28, 2014 – Llewellyn Gibbons, “Rhetoric v. Reality: The Rhetoric of Law and Economics Scholarship and the Reality of Judicial Opinions,” Fifth Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference, The University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. 

November 19, 2014 – Kenneth Kilbert, “The Toledo Water Crisis,” Toledo Women’s Bar Association, Toledo, Ohio.

November 19, 2014 – Jelani Jefferson Exum, “Death Penalty on the Street,” Northwest Ohio Chapter of the ACLU. 

November 14, 2014 – Geoffrey Rapp,“The Legal Future of College Sports,” Archbold Rotary Club, Archbold, Ohio. 

November 8, 2014 – Joseph Slater, “Tenure, Civil Service, and Teacher Evaluations Rules,” Panel, ABA Section on Labor and Employment Law Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California. 

November 7, 2014 – Lee Strang, “Originalism’s Subject Matter: Originalism and the Declaration of Independence,” Loyola University Chicago School of Law Constitutional Law Colloquium, Chicago, Illinois.  

November 7, 2014 – Rebecca Zietlow, “Liberty and Sovereignty in Right Wing Constitutionalist Movements,” American Society for Legal History Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado. 

November 7, 2014 – Evan Zoldan, “The Failure of Equal Protection and the Alternative of Legislative Generality,” Loyola University Chicago School of Law Constitutional Law Colloquium, Chicago, Illinois. 

November 4, 2014 – Benjamin Davis, “Diversity and Inclusion in International Arbitration Appointments,” Panel, Third Annual Conference of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society, Atlanta, Georgia. 

October 31, 2014 – Eric Chaffee, “Alternative Investments for the Masses,” Panel, Ohio Securities Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

October 24, 2014 – Benjamin Davis, “Advocating for U.S. Torture Prosecutions on the Chaos and Impunity: Core Crimes and Sitting Heads of State,” Panel, International Law Weekend, American Branch of the International Law Association, Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York. 

October 24, 2014 – Joseph Slater, “Do Private-Sector Labor Contracts Constitute ‘State Action’?  Harris v. Quinn Revives a Puzzling Approach,” West Virginia University College of Law Labor Law Conference, Morgantown, West Virginia.

October 22, 2014 – Jelani Jefferson Exum, “Fatal Police Force: The Death Penalty on the Streets,” UT Sojourner’s Truth and Africana Studies Brown Bag Speakers Series, Toledo, Ohio. 

October 22, 2014 – Jelani Jefferson Exum, “What to Do When the Police Stop You,” Panel, Toledo Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club, Toledo, Ohio.

October 18, 2014 – Geoffrey Rapp, “Institutional Control and Corporate Governance,” Sports Law Workshop, National Sports Law Institute Conference, Marquette University Law School.

October 17, 2014 – Agnieszka McPeak, “Ethics and Social Media,” Social Media Law Symposium, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Dallas, Texas.

October 11, 2014 – Kara Bruce,“Effective Vindication” of Bankruptcy Rights: Can the Debtor Class Survive Modern Class Action Theory?” Central States Law School Association Conference, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

October 11, 2014 – Eric Chaffee, “The Death and Rebirth of Codes of Legal Ethics: The Role of Neuroscientific Evidence of Irrational Ethical Decision-Making in Formulating Regulation for the Practice of Law,” Central States Law School Association Conference, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

October 8, 2014 – Shelley Cavalieri, “Theorizing Land Reform,” University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio.   

October 7, 2014 - Kara Bruce,“Effective Vindication” of Bankruptcy Rights: Can the Debtor Class Survive Modern Class Action Theory?” University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth School of Law Junior Faculty Scholarship Exchange, Boston, Massachusetts. 

September 26, 2014 – Dan Nathan, “The Legal Process & the CASA/GAL:  How to Effectively Navigate the Court System,”Ohio CASA Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

September 23, 2014 – Benjamin Davis, “Turn Up! Turn Out! Voter Information Forum,” Panel, Kent Public Library, Toledo, Ohio.

September 18, 2014 – Jelani Jefferson Exum,“Fatal Police Force: The Death Penalty on the Streets,” TEDxToledo, Toledo, Ohio.

September 12, 2014 – Nicole Porter, “The Stigmatic Harm of Special Treatment after the ADAAA,” 9th Annual Labor and Employment Law Colloquium, University of Colorado Law School, Boulder, Colorado. 

September 12, 2014 – Rob Salem, “Does Success Really Matter? Accepting or Continuing Representation of Clients who have Little Hope of Winning their Cases,” Midwest Clinic Teachers’ Conference, Michigan State University College of Law. 

 

Summer 2014

August 3, 2014 – Nicole Porter, “The Meaning of Disability,” Panel, Southeastern Association of Law Schools Conference, Amelia Island, Florida.

August 2, 2014 – Nicole Porter, “New Voices in Labor and Employment Law,” Panel, Southeastern Association of Law Schools Conference, Amelia Island, Florida. 

August 2, 2014 – Greg Gilchrist, Corporate Compliance Panel, Southeastern Association of Law Schools Conference, Amelia Island, Florida. 

July 31, 2014 – Kenneth Kilbert, “Harmful Algal Blooms and Asian Carp,” Federal Bar Association, Northern District of Ohio Chapter, Cleveland, Ohio. 

June 26, 2014 – Nicole Porter, "Reasonable Accommodations after the ADA Amendments Act," Labor Law Group Meeting, Ithaca, New York.

June 23, 2014 – Benjamin Davis, “Arbitral Institutions Roundtable Discussion,” Panel, White & Case, New York, New York.

June 19, 2014 – Eric Chaffee, “An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Use of Ethical Intuition in Legal Compliance Decision Making for Business Entities,” National Business Law Scholars Conference, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California.

June 5, 2014 – Elizabeth McCuskey, American Society of Law, Medicine, & Ethics 37th Annual Health Law Professors Conference, University of California Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California. 

May 29, 2014 – Jessica Knouse, “Liberty, Equality, and Parentage in the Era of Posthumous Conception,” Law and Society Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

Spring 2014 

May 30, 2014 – Rebecca E. Zietlow, "A Positive Right to Free Labor," 50th Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

May 22, 2014 – Kara Bruce, "Breaking Bad: BAPCPA and a Fresh Approach to Bankruptcy Reform," Keynote, Walter Shapero Bankruptcy Symposium, Detroit, Michigan.

May 1, 2014 – Shelley Cavalieri, “Grounding Land Reform,” Association for Law, Property, and Society Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.

April 25, 2014 – Rebecca E. Zietlow, “A Positive Right to Free Labor,” Feminism and Legal Theory Project Workshop on Labor and Employment, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia.

April 23, 2014 – Lee J. Strang, “Four Reasons the Common Core is Bad for Ohio’s Children,” Sylvania, Ohio. 

April 19, 2014 – Llewellyn J. Gibbons, “Trademark System and the Brand Innovation: Crowdsourcing Brand Development and IP Rights,” 2014 IPR Nanhu Forum International Conference on the “Construction of Intellectual Property Rights and the Innovative System,” Wuhan, China. 

April 18, 2014 – Lee J. Strang, “Originalism’s Promise and Limits,”Cleveland State Law Review Symposium, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio. 

April 17, 2014 – Jelani Jefferson Exum, “Incorporating Purpose Into Sentencing: Obstacles and Opportunities for Reform,” Criminal Justice Speakers Series, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio. 

April 12, 2014 – Lee J. Strang, “Religious Liberty: Struggles for Supremacy,” Mayflower Society, Toledo, Ohio.

April 3, 2014 – Rebecca E. Zietlow, “The Constitutional Politics of Reconstruction” Roundtable, Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois. 

April 3, 2014 – Geoffrey C. Rapp, “The Role of Whistle Blowers in the Protection of Investors and Consumers” Panel, 2014 Institute for Law and Economic Policy Conference, Boca Raton, Florida.

March 28, 2014 – Susan R. Martyn, “Can Luther help Modern Lawyers Understand Fiduciary Law?” Valparaiso University Law School, Chicago, Illinois. 

March 27, 2014 – Lee J. Strang, “Originalism v. Living Constitutionalism” Debate, Wayne State University School of Law, Detroit, Michigan. 

March 26, 2014 – Maara Fink, “On Work/Life Balance,” Toledo Women’s Bar Association, Toledo, Ohio. 

March 25, 2014 – Robert S. Salem, “Law, Policy and Practice in the Workplace,” The University of Toledo’s Diversity Certificate Program Workshop, Toledo, Ohio. 

March 24, 2014 – Elizabeth McCuskey, “Submerged Precedent,” Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio. 

March 21, 2014 – Benjamin G. Davis, “Addressing Federalism and Separation of Powers Social Violence: An Ordinary Citizen Beyond Shelby County, North Carolina, and Ohio,” Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi. 

March 20, 2014 – Benjamin G. Davis, “The Law of Drones or Nothing New Under the Sun,” Albany Government Law Review Symposium, Albany, New York.

March 17, 2014 – Evan Zoldan, Toledo Bar Association Federal Courts Committee Meeting, Toledo, Ohio. 

March 4, 2014 – Lee J. Strang, “Originalism v. Living Constitutionalism” Debate, Hamline University School of Law, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

February 28, 2014 – Benjamin G. Davis, “Confidentiality with Technology: Arbitration and ADR in the Shadow  of Big Data Security,” Keynote Address, 12th International Litigation and Arbitration Conference of the Florida Bar Association International Law Section, Miami, Florida. 

February 13, 2014 – Lee J. Strang, “Originalism v. Living Constitutionalism” Debate, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law Federalist Society, Kansas City, Missouri. 

February 6, 2014 – Lee J. Strang, “What is the Declaration of Independence’s Role in Constitutional Interpretation?” Washburn University School of Law Federalist Society Debate, Topeka, Kansas.

February 1, 2014 – Nicole B. Porter, “Caregiver Conundrum Redux: The Entrenchment of Structural Norms,” University of Denver Sturm College of Law Symposium on "Revisiting Sex: 50 Years After the Civil Rights Act," Denver, Colorado.

January 22, 2014 – Kelly Moore, “From Rubik's Cube to the Pirate's Code: Thoughts on Tax Policy and the Transfer Taxes,” University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio.  

January 4, 2014 – Nicole B. Porter, “The Exclusionary Effects of Special Treatment Stigma in the Workplace After the ADAAA,” AALS Section on Disability Law, AALS Annual Meeting, New York. 

January 4, 2014 – Rebecca E. Zietlow, “Congressional Protection of Rights of Belonging,” AALS Section on Constitutional Law, AALS Annual Meeting, New York.

 

A complete list of presentations can be found in the Faculty Presentations Archive

 

 

Last Updated: 7/2/15