Cutting-Edge Research and Applications

Date and Times: 
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

University of Pittsburgh School of Law
3900 Forbes Avenue Alcoa Room, 2nd Fl.
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

CLE Credit Information: 

This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for (1) hour of ethics credit and (8) hours of substantive credit. There is a $135 fee for processing CLE credit for the full-day event, a $100 fee for processing CLE credit for the half-day event, and a $30 fee for processing CLE credit for single sessions.

Light snacks served throughout the day. Sponsored by Diversity Committee, Colloquium Committee, and Research Dean’s Office

Sample the amazing diversity and quality of Pitt Law’s faculty research. This smörgåsbord of topics invites you to pick and choose as many of the day’s talks as you like. Hear important updates and timely research on international law, tax law, evidence, discrimination, professional ethics and practices, analytics, and arbitration – all while acquiring CLE credits. Informal setting with opportunity for discussion and questions.

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8:50 a.m. Welcome

9:00 a.m. “Ebola Does Not Fall From the Sky: Global Structural Violence and International Responsibility”
Matiangai Sirleaf, Assistant Professor of Law

10 a.m. “On the Dilemma of Islamic Constitutional Review in Emerging Muslim Democracies: The Case of Iraq”
Haider Ala Hamoudi, Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development

11 a.m. “The Intersection of Discrimination in Employment and Against Customers in the Service Industry”
Lu-in Wang, Professor of Law

Noon “Our Selfish Tax Laws”
Anthony C. Infanti, Professor of Law, Buchanan, Ingersoll, and Rooney Faculty Scholar

1 p.m. “Towards a Critical Race Theory of Evidence”
Jasmine Gonzales Rose, Assistant Professor of Law

2 p.m. “New Developments in Jurisdictional Issues for Transnational Corporations”
Vivian Curran, Distinguished Professor of Law

3 p.m. “New Developments in Legal Text Analytics”
Kevin Ashley, Professor of Law

4 p.m. “Discriminating Professionals—Exploring New Model Rule 8.4” (Ethics credit)
Jessie Allen, Associate Professor of Law

5 p.m. “Contextual Bias in Arbitration”
Pat Chew, Judge J. Quint Salmon and Anne Salmon Chaired Professor

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