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Scholarly Workshop Series

Pepperdine Caruso Law hosts scholarly workshops throughout the academic year to highlight and discuss the work of a variety of visiting and Pepperdine faculty.

August 29 

David Flatto (Hebrew University, Brenden Mann Scholar in Residence) 

Confessions, Pleading the Fifth, and Plea Bargaining:  A Jewish Law Perspective

September 26 

Ahmed Taha (Pepperdine Caruso)

Baseball Rules v. Standards

October 3 

Joel Johnson (Pepperdine Caruso)

Vagueness and Federal-State Relations

October 24 

Alan Nissel (Pepperdine Caruso)

Welcome to the Apartment Hotel California

October 31

Linda Silberman (New York University)

Enforcement of Arbitral Awards Set Aside or Annulled at the Seat of Arbitration

November 7

Caleb Griffin (University of Arkansas) 

The Market for Investment

January 30 

Rob Anderson (Pepperdine Caruso)

The Sea Corporation

February 6

Rachel Lopez (Drexel University) 

Participatory Law Scholarship

February 13 

Mila Sohoni (Universit of San Diego) 

The Puzzle of Procedural Originalism

March 13 

Osagie Obasogie (University of California, Berkeley)

Can Originalism Save Bioethics?

April 3

Mary Hoopes (Pepperdine Caruso) 

Law Clerk Selection and Diversity: Insights From Fifty Sitting Judges of the Federal Courts of Appeal

April 10 

Anna Spain Bradley (UCLA)

Human Choice in International Law

September 13 

Babette Boliek (Pepperdine Caruso)

Upgrading Unconscionability: A Common Law Ally for a Digital World

September 27 

Shelley Saxer (Pepperdine Caruso)

Public Nuisance and State Action

October 4

Jamelia Morgan (University of California, Irvine) 

Disability’s Fourth Amendment

October 11

Julia Simon Kerr (University of Connecticut) 

Credibility in an Age of Algorithms

November 1

Andrew Selbst (UCLA) 

An Institutional View of Algorithimic Impact Assessments

February 7

Ed Larson (Pepperdine Caruso) 

American Inheritance: Liberty and Slavery in the Birth of a Nation, 1765-1795

February 14

Jodi Balsam (Brooklyn Law School)

A Comparative Look at Trademark Merchandising Rights in Sports

March 14

Jack Coe (Pepperdine Caruso) 

Three Questions

March 28

Marc Roark (Southern University) 

Squatting and the State

April 4

Jennifer Koh (Pepperdine Caruso)

Immigration Law, and Christianity: Reflections and Tensions Raised by United States v. Wong Kim Ark

April 11

Paul Butler (Georgetown) 

Black Masculinity and the Government

September 4

Ahmed Taha (Pepperdine)

Regulating Celebrity Advertisements

September 4

Ahmed Taha (Pepperdine)

Regulating Celebrity Advertisements

October 23 

Franita Tolson (USC) 

In Congress We Trust?: Enforcing Voting Rights from the Founding to the Jim Crow Era

November 6

Kevin R. Douglas (Michigan State)

Insider Trading: The Conceptual Roots of the Doctrinal Mess

November 20 

Mitu Gulati (Duke & UVA)

Legal Air Cover

March 5

Yonathan Arbel (Alabama) & Samuel Becher (Victoria University of Wellington)

Contracts in the Age of Smart Readers

March 12

Tanya Cooper (Pepperdine)

Assessing the Efficacy of Intimate Partner Violence Trainings in Christian Communities

March 26

Albert Yoon (University of Toronto) 

Revealed Preferences in Law School Rankings

April 23 

Asifa Quraishi-Landes (Wisconsin)

Islamic Constitutionalism: Not Secular. Not Theocratic. Not Impossible. 

September 9

Jennifer Rothman (Loyola-LA)

The Right of Publicity: Privacy Reimagined for a Public World

October 7

Anne Bloom (UC Berkeley)

October 14

Tim Waters (Indiana-Maurer) 

October 28

Shelley Saxer (Pepperdine)

November 4

Ross Korobkin (UCLA)

Behavioral Ethics, Deception and Legal Negotiation

January 27 

Rob Anderson (Pepperdine) 

An Evolutionary Perspective on Contracting: Evidence from Poison Pills 

February 17 

Victoria Sahani (ASU) 

Governing Third-Party Funders

March 2

Alan Nissel (Pepperdine) 

Selling the Legitimacy of Nations: The History of State Responsibility for Violating International Law 1870-1960

September 17

Beth Colgan (UCLA)

Wealth-Based Penal Disenfranchisement

October 1

Mark Scarberry (Pepperdine)

Reconsidering Dewsnup: Nonrecourse Mortgages and Supreme Court Modes of Statutory Interpretation 

October 29

Orin Kerr (USC)

The Digital Fourth Amendment (under contract with Oxford University Press, publication expected 2019).

November 12

Tanya Cooper (Pepperdine)

#SororityToo: Breaking the Code of Silence about Relationship Violence in Collegiate Greek Life 

January 28

Zach Price (Hastings)

Symmetric Constitutionalism: An Essay on Masterpiece Cakeshop and the Post-Kennedy Supreme Court

February 25

Dorothy Lund (USC)

Non-voting Shares and Efficient Corporate Governance

March 18

Helen Norton (Colorado)

The Government's Lies and the Constitution

March 25

Barry McDonald (Pepperdine)

Eviscerating a Healthy Church-State Separation

April 15

Chris Goodman (Pepperdine)

AI/Esq.: Impacts of Artificial Intelligence in Lawyer-Client Relationships

April 22

Stephen Lee (UC Irvine)

Family Separation as Slow Death

February 19

Yehonatan Givati

Preferences for Criminal Justice Error Types: Theory and Evidence

March 6

Alex Tsesis (Loyola Chicago)

Contextual Free Speech

April 27

Michael Helfand (Pepperdine)

The Future of Religious Arbitration in the United States: Looking Through a Pluralist Lens




Tax Policy Workshop Series

January 23

Ariel Jurow Kleiman (San Diego), Tax Limits and the Future of Local Democracy, 133 Harv. L. Rev. (2019)

February 4

Jason Oh (UCLA), The Effects of Capital Gains Rate Uncertainty on Realization (with David Kamin - NYU)

February 18

Goldburn Maynard (Louisville), Legislating Tax Cuts With Tall Tales

March 4

Gladriel Shobe (BYU), Economic Segregation, Tax Reform, and the Local Tax Deduction

March 25

Joshua Blank (UC-Irvine), Simplexity and Legal Calculators (with Leigh Osofsky - North Carolina)

April 8

Rebecca Kysar (Fordham), Unravelling The Tax Treaty

April 22

Susan Morse (Texas), GILTI: The Cooperative Potential of a Unilateral Minimum Tax


Jan. 25

Adam Chodorow (Arizona State), The Parsonage Exemption, 51 U.C. Davis L. Rev. (2017)

Feb. 6

Katherine Pratt (Loyola-L.A.), The Tax Definition of "Medical Care:" A Critique of the Startling IRS Arguments in O'Donnabhain v. Commissioner, 23 Mich. J. Gender & L. 313 (2016)

Feb. 20

Joshua Blank (NYU), The Timing of Tax Transparency, 90 S. Cal. L. Rev. 449 (2017)

Mar. 6

Erin Scharf (Arizona State), Hyper Preemption

Mar. 27

Manoj Viswanathan (UC-Hastings), Tax Compliance in a Decentralizing Economy

Apr. 10

Edward Kleinbard (USC), Capital Taxation In An Age Of Inequality, 90 S. Cal. L. Rev. 593 (2017)

Apr. 24

Daniel Hemel (Chicago), Federalism as a Safeguard of Progressive Taxation, 93 N.Y.U. L. Rev. ___ (2017)

Jan. 25

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine), The State Administration of International Tax Avoidance

Feb. 8

Adam Chodorow (Arizona State), Bitcoin, Foreign Currency, and the Case for Basis Pooling

Feb. 22

John Brooks (Georgetown), Quasi-Public Spending

Mar. 7

Ellen Aprill (Loyola-L.A.), The Section 527 Obstacle to Meaningful Section 501(c)(4) Regulation

Mar. 28

Shuyi Oei (Tulane), The Tax Lives of Uber Drivers: Evidence from Internet Discussion Forums

Apr. 11

Jason Oh (UCLA), How the Rich Drive Progressive Marginal Tax Rates

Apr. 25

Lily Kahng (Seattle), Who Owns Human Capital?

Jan. 14

Adam Chodorow (Arizona State), Pope Francis, the Bible, and Tax Policy

Feb. 2

Michael Graetz (Columbia), The Tax Reform Road Not Taken -- Yet

Feb. 18

Ed Kleinbard (USC), We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money

Mar. 2

Shu-Yi Oei (Tulane), Human Equity? Regulating the New Income Share Agreements

Mar. 23

Gregg Polsky (North Carolina), Private Equity Tax Games

Apr. 6

Miranda Fleischer (San Diego), Libertarianism and the Charitable Tax Subsidies

Apr. 20

Heather Field (UC-Hastings), Aggressive Tax Planning and the Ethical Tax Lawyer

Jan. 15

Adam Chodorow (Arizona State)

Feb. 3

Richard Winchester (Thomas Jefferson)

Feb. 12

Leigh Osofsky (Miami)

Mar. 3

Brian Galle (Boston College)

Mar. 24

Sarah Lawsky (UC-Irvine)

Apr. 7

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

Apr. 21

Jordan Barry (San Diego)