LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO SCHOOL OF LAW

AND LAWPROFBLAWG

PROUDLY PRESENT:

“THE FUTURE OF LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP”

APRIL 6, 2018

SYMPOSIUM TOPICS AND SCHEDULE

8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15 a.m.- 10:30 Panel 1: WHAT IS A GOOD LAW REVIEW ARTICLE?

This panel seeks to determine, absent the usual proxies of placement and author, what constitutes a good academic piece. Must it contribute in some meaningful way to existing legal questions, or is it sufficient that it generate a foundation for research that does so in the future? What are the entry barriers for a good article to be noticed in the marketplace of ideas?

PANELISTS:

Darren Bush, University of Houston Law Center

Caprice Roberts, Savannah Law School

Spencer Waller, Loyola University of Chicago School of Law

10:45- Noon Panel II: DOES SCHOLARSHIP LIVE AND DIE IN A VACUUM?

This panel seeks to determine the purpose of scholarship, apart from the self-serving interests of the author in getting tenure and accolades. Should law professors be advocates, engaging in amicus briefs? Should engagement with the community (op- eds and the press) count as scholarship?

PANELISTS:

Carissa Hessick, University of North Carolina School of Law

Orly Lobel, University of San Diego School of Law

Eric Segall, Georgia State University College of Law

 

Noon – 1:30 p.m. Keynote Lunchtime Speaker: The Hon. Richard Posner, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit (retired)

1:30 – 2:45 Panel III: SCHOLARSHIP EXCEPTIONALISM: THE DANGERS OF MEASURING SUCCESS

This panel discusses the perils of measurement. While productivity is often measured in the economy, is the ability to measure scholarly success limited? This panel also discusses some of the biases of measurement, and problems with such measurement.

PANELISTS:

Mark Lemley, Stanford Law School

Nancy Leong, University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Anthony Kreis, Chicago-Kent College of Law

 

2:45 – 3:00 CONCLUDING REMARKS

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