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College of Law Faculty Discuss Current Scholarly Projects in the Annual Lightning Round Colloquium

Posted on Monday 9/9/2019
Faculty Colloquium

Each year, the College of Law faculty gather for a special Faculty Colloquium that focuses on their current research and scholarly projects. In order to accommodate all the topics in a short time frame, each faculty member has just five minutes to provide their colleagues with an update on their work in this “Lightning Round.”

“Our faculty are continually engaged in their research projects, papers, presentation and other scholarly works but we like to kick off our Faculty Colloquia (and the academic year) with a forum that connects our faculty with their colleagues’ works in progress,” says Professor Lauryn Gouldin, Associated Dean for Faculty Research. “Our faculty are doing interesting and ambitious work across a range of topics and disciplines and the Lightning Round is a nice way to celebrate the breadth of our work.”

Research topics discussed during the “Lightning Round” included the impact of evictions on generational poverty, the relationship between human rights treaty bodies, the perspectives of women veterans, law as civility, defining elder law across different audiences, inclusive capitalism, diversity and the bar exam, Hamilton’s law and finance, public perceptions of the FDA’s blood donation restrictions, pretrial decision-making, the campaign for comparable worth, the separation of powers and presidential accountability, the emergence of a public-private law paradigm concerning housing markets, and how to teach and develop skillful reading.