2021-2022 Faculty Programs & Workshops

The programs will all take place at 12:15 to 1:15 in the Castle Board Room and on Zoom, unless otherwise noted.

The Dean’s Speakers and Hot Topics Series will be open to the entire Law College community. The Faculty Workshop Series is primarily for MSU faculty, although you are welcome to invite guests who may be interested in a particular workshop.

Tuesday, September 14 • Castle Board Room

MSLR Symposium: Akhil Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale University, The Words that Made Us:  How Americans in the late 1700s Became Americans and Launched the Constitution

Wednesday, September 22 • Room 472 (note room)

Hot Topics Series: Review of Supreme Court October 2020 Term, MSU COL Faculty

Wednesday, September 29 • Castle Board Room

Dean’s Speakers Series: “Race and Technology: For Better or Worse?”, Patricia Williams, University Distinguished Professor of Law and Humanities, Northeastern University

Monday, October 4 • Castle Board Room

Hot Topics Series: Preview of Supreme Court October 2021 Term, MSU COL Faculty

Wednesday, October 6 • Castle Board Room

Faculty Workshop: Emily Prifogle, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Law & History Department, “Remaking Rural Education” inThe Heartland’s Legal Landscapes and the Remaking of Modern Rural America, 1920-2020

Monday, October 18 • Castle Board Room

Dean’s Speakers Series: “Race, Property, and Justice”, Thomas Mitchell, Professor & Co-Director of Program in Real Estate, Housing and Community Development, Texas A&M University

Wednesday, October 27 • Castle Board Room

Faculty Workshop: Jake Bronsther, Assistant Professor, MSU COL, Optional Legislation

Thursday, October 28

Defending the Indian Child Welfare Act with Professor Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Clinic Director Kathryn E. Fort, and Professor Wenona T. Singel


Friday, October 29 • Castle Board Room

"Litigating Immigration Cases Against the Trump and Biden Administrations," Lee Gelernt, Deputy Director, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project


Wednesday, November 10 • Castle Board Room

Faculty Workshop: Sean Pager & Michael Sant’Ambrogio, Professors of Law, MSU COL, Adjudication and Extraterritoriality

Spring 2022

Wednesday, January 26 • Castle Board Room

Faculty Workshop: Glen Staszewski, Professor of Law, MSU COL, & Anya Bernstein, Professor of Law, University of Buffalo Law School, Judicial Populism and the Regulatory State

Wednesday, February 2 • Castle Board Room

Faculty Workshop: Elizabeth Pollman, Professor of Law & Co-Director, Institute for Law and Economics, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Wednesday, March 23 • Castle Board Room

Faculty Workshop: Zalman Rothschild, Fellow, Stanford Law School Constitutional Law Center & Adjunct Professor, NYU School of Law

Wednesday, March 30 • Castle Board Room

Faculty Workshop: Kevin Douglas, Assistant Professor of Law, MSU COL

Wednesday, April 6 • Castle Board Room

Dean’s Speakers Series: “Policing Bodies”, I. India Thusi, Professor of Law & Senior Scientist, Kinsey Institute, Indiana University Maurer School of Law