2011-2012

The Writing on the Wall: Walmart Meets Wall Street Reform

Professor Kamille Wolff Dean, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University

Friday, April 20, 2012
Bishop Conference Room
“Inconsistent Truth? The Incompatibility of Plausibility Pleading, the Assumption of Truth Rule and Rule 8(d)(2) and (3)”

Professor Brian Clarke, Charlotte School of Law

Monday, March 5, 2012
Bishop Conference Room
*This presentation is part of a Faculty Exchange Program.
Death by Indian School: How the United States Killed a Culture

Professor Ann Piccard, Stetson University College of Law

Monday, February 20, 2012
Bishop Conference Room
*This presentation is part of a Faculty Exchange Program.
The Affordable Care Act as Disability Rights Legislation

Professor Jessica Roberts, University of Houston Law Center/ Health Law and Policy Institute

Friday, February 10, 2012
Friendship Room
Neither Fish, Nor Fowl: Explorations at the Junction of Corporations, Vulnerability Theory, and Global Law

Professor Rachel Anderson, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law

Friday, January 20, 2012
Friendship Room
"From the Oppressed to the Terrorist: American Muslim Women Caught in the Crosshairs of Intersectionality"

Professor Sahar Aziz, Texas Wesleyan School of Law

Friday, November 11, 2011
Bishop Conference Room
“Ideas and the Public Domain: Revisiting INS v. AP in the Internet Age”

Professor Andrew Beckerman-Rodau, Co-Director IP Law Concentration, Suffolk University Law School

Friday, November 18, 2011
Bishop Conference Room

The Fall of the House of Zeus: The Rise and Ruin of America’s Most Powerful Trial Lawyer

Author: 
Curtis Wilkie
Leader: 
John L. Carroll

Former Boston Globe reporter and Mississippian Curtis Wilkie charts the meteoric career of lawyer Richard "Dickie" Scruggs in this riveting if labyrinthine account that in Wilkie's telling, involves treachery, professional jealousy, and zealous prosecution. Known as the "King of Torts," Scruggs had made a fortune with class action lawsuits involving asbestos claims in Pascagoula, Miss., and then tobacco lawsuits in the mid-1990s.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Author: 
Rebecca Skloot
Leader: 
Leonard J. Nelson III

From a single, abbreviated life grew a seemingly immortal line of cells that made some of the most crucial innovations in modern science possible. And from that same life, and those cells, Rebecca Skloot has fashioned in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks a fascinating and moving story of medicine and family, of how life is sustained in laboratories and in memory. Henrietta Lacks was a mother of five in Baltimore, a poor African American migrant from the tobacco farms of Virginia, who died from a cruelly aggressive cancer at the age of 30 in 1951.

Mr. Lincoln’s T-Mails: The Untold Story of How Abraham Lincoln Used the Telegraph to Win the Civil War

Author: 
Tom Wheeler
Leader: 
Gregory K. Laughlin

Like Standage’s The Victorian Internet, this book explores an earlier information revolution, the invention and use of the telegraph. Where The Victorian Internet gave short overviews of a variety of social, economic and legal issues arising from the telegraph, comparing and contrasting these with similar developments arising from the internet, Mr.

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