2018-2019 Faculty Speaker Series

In the 2018-2019 academic year, the Brandeis School of Law is proud to host a Faculty Speaker Series. 

The law school's Dean's Faculty Development Fund allows us to host national legal scholars in a variety of fields to discuss their cutting-edge forthcoming legal scholarship. Our faculty will engage with these works-in-progress, bringing our own expertise and perspectives.

Professor Jamie Abrams, assistant dean of intellectual life, explains the importance of legal scholarship:

"Legal scholarship is a tool to develop new solutions to resolving current problems that need resolution, like terrorism or immigration. It is a tool to anticipate future legal problems and how we might resolve them, such as the regulation of genetic material. It is also a tool to use modern legal lenses to better understand the past in ways that were not even intellectually viable forms of analysis in that historical moment, such as the development of intellectual property by slaves."

See below for a schedule of speakers.


Fall 2018

Brian Frye, University of Kentucky School of Law

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 

Brian L. Frye

University of Kentucky
Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of
Presenting: Liberation Innovation: Antebellum African-American Intellectual Property

Rose Cusion Villazor, Rutgers Law

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Rose Cuison Villazor

Rutgers Law
Chancellor Social Justice Scholar
Professor of Law
Presenting: Anti-Sanctuary: A Turn Towards Immigration Localism

Stephen I. Vladeck, University of Texas at Austin

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Stephen I. Vladeck

University of Texas at Austin
A. Dalton Cross Professor in Law
Presenting: Terrorists, Judges, Lawyers, and Leaders: The Rights and Rules of National Security

Brad Areheart, University of Tenneesse

Tuesday, November 4, 2018

Brad Areheart

University of Tennessee
Associate Professor of Law
Presenting: The Future of Genetic Privacy
Yale Law Journal (forthcoming 2019)


Spring 2019

TBA