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2015 - 2016 CLASS Workshops

Spring 2016

Location: USC Gould School of Law, Faculty Lounge, Room 433 (unless otherwise stated)
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
(Note: Lunch served at 11:50 a.m., Talk begins promptly at 12:00 p.m.)
Day: Mondays

Hard copies of all CLASS papers are available in room 461.
Online copies can be downloaded by clicking the title of the paper below as they become available. When not available for download, copies will be emailed to members of the CLASS email list. To join the list, please click here.

(Please note that some topics are to be announced)

  • January 11 - Eric Allen (USC Marshall School of Business)
    Topic: "Innovation and Taxation at Startup Firms"
  • January 25 - Prasad Krishnamurthy (Berkeley Law)
    Topic: "Affirmative Action and Stereotypes in Higher Education Admissions"
  • February 8 - Robert Kurzban (University of Pennsylvania)
    Topic: "A Solution to the Mysteries of Morality"
  • February 22 - Jonah Gelbach (University of Pennsylvania)
    Topic: "After Halliburton: Event Studies and Their Role in Federal Securities Fraud Litigation"
  • March 7 - Brenda Major (UC Santa Barbara)
    Topic: "Diversity Programs and Perceptions of Discrimination"
  • March 21 - Edward Kleinbard (USC Gould School of Law)
    Topic: "Capital Taxation in an Age of Inequality"
  • March 28 - Matthew Jennejohn (BYU Law School)
    Topic: "Designing Relational Contracts within Asymmetric Innovation Networks"
  • April 4 - Emily Ryo (USC Gould School of Law)
    Topic: "Developing Legal Cynicism Through Immigration Detention"
  • April 11 - Cristina Rodriguez (Yale Law School)
    Topic: "The President and Immigration Law"
  • April 18 - Co-authors/Speakers: Jonathan Barnett (USC Gould School of Law), Ted Sichelman (University of San Diego Law School)
    Topic: "Revisiting Labor Mobility in Innovation Markets"
  • April 25 - Scott Baker (Washington University in St. Louis)
    Topic: "A Theory of Judicial Deference"
  • May 4 - Alex Lee (USC Gould School of Law)
    Topic: "Should Regulatory Agencies Have Core Missions?"

Fall 2015

Location: USC Gould School of Law, Faculty Lounge, Room 433 (unless otherwise stated)
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
(Note: Lunch served at 11:50 a.m., Talk begins promptly at 12:00 p.m.)
Day: Mondays

Hard copies of all CLASS papers are available in room 461.
Online copies can be downloaded by clicking the title of the paper below as they become available. When not available for download, copies will be emailed to members of the CLASS email list. To join the list, please click here.

(Please note that some topics are to be announced)

  • August 24 - Gillian Hadfield (USC Gould School of Law)
    Topic: "Pervasive Spurious Normativity or: The Case for Lots of Silly Rules"
  • August 31 - Alexander Stremitzer (UCLA)
    Topic: "Promises, Reliance, and Psychological Lock-in"
  • September 14 - Ben Graham (USC School of International Relations)
    Topic: "Investing in the Homeland: The Political Economy of Diaspora Direct Investment"
  • September 21 - Dan Simon (USC Law & Psychology) *Jointly Sponsored by Social Psychology Brown Bag Series
    Topic: "Reasoning Backwards and Sideways"
  • September 28 - Tom Lyon (USC Gould School of Law)
    Topic: "The Problem with Prepositions when Questioning Child Witnesses About Clothing"
  • October 5 - Daria Roithmayr (USC Gould School of Law)
    Topic: "The Cat-and-Mouse Dynamics of Payday Lending: Optimizing Regulatory Responses to Repeated Lender Evasion"
  • October 12 - Michael Simkovic (Seton Hall)
    Topic: "The Knowledge Tax"
  • October 19 - Shari Diamond (Northwestern Law School) *Jointly Sponsored by Social Psychology Brown Bag Series
    Topic: "The Deliberations of Real Juries"
  • October 26 - Daniel Carpenter (Harvard)
    Topic: "Recruitment by Petition: American Antislavery, French Protestantism, English Suppression"
  • November 2 - Peter Rosendorff (NYU)
    Topic: "Transparency, Protest and Political (In) Stability"
  • November 9 - Daphna Oyserman (USC Psychology) *Jointly Sponsored by Social Psychology Brown Bag Series
    Topic: "When does the future begin? Human Time vs. Science Time"
  • November 16 - Jamein Cunningham (Portland State University)
    Topic: "An Evaluation of the Federal Legal Services Program: Evidence from Crime Rates and Property Values"
  • November 23 - Jonathan Markowitz (USC School of International Relations)
    Topic: Arctic Shock: Utilizing Climate Change to Test Theories of Resource Competition
  • November 30 - Geoffrey Miller (NYU Law)
    Topic: "The Most Adequate Forum"
  • December 7 - TBD
    Topic: TBA

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