Prof. Lister on Guest Workers

In the fourth installment of the Spring 2012 Faculty Workshop Series, sponsored by the Frances Lewis Law Center, Professor Matthew Lister, Visiting Assistant Professor at Villanova School of Law, came to speak last week about his paper, Guest-Worker Programs: A Discussion and Partial Defense. In the paper, Professor Lister argues that a well-crafted guest-worker program is … Continue reading Prof. Lister on Guest Workers

Prof. Albert on the Constitution

In the third installment of the Spring 2012 Faculty Workshop Series, sponsored by the Frances Lewis Law Center, Professor Richard Albert, Assistant Professor of Law at Boston College, came to speak last week about his paper, Our Amoral Constitution. In the paper, Professor Albert argues that the United States Constitution has no inherent morality associated with … Continue reading Prof. Albert on the Constitution

Faculty Enclave

Every year, the faculty at W&L Law convene to share current scholarship and provide feedback to one another. Last week, seven faculty presented their papers and invited discussions, criticism, and suggestions for improvement. The presenters were as follows: Josh Fairfield: "Virtual Currency: How to Print Money for Fun and Profit" Aaron Haas: "The Marginalization of Religious … Continue reading Faculty Enclave

Prof. Murchison on the First Amendment

Professor Brian Murchison, the Charles S. Rowe Professor of Law, recently spoke at the Washington and Lee Institute for Honor, which took place on March 2-3 and brought together journalists, professors, students, alumni, and other interested persons for a program entitled “The New Conversation: How Are the News Media Shaping Our Political Beliefs?" The title of … Continue reading Prof. Murchison on the First Amendment

Faculty Profile: Russell Miller

In an era of prolific globalization comparative law should be flying high. Instead, it has undergone a crisis of confidence, with prominent scholars calling into question some of its fundamental assumptions. A 2007 article, “The End of Comparative Law,” suggests that, among other problems, meaningful comparison of legal issues is impossible because it would require … Continue reading Faculty Profile: Russell Miller

Prof. Bruner on Shareholder Value

Professor Christopher M. Bruner, Associate Professor of Law, recently participated in the Aspen Institute's roundtable program, "Rethinking 'Shareholder Value' and the Purpose(s) of the Firm" at the NYU-Stern School of Business. The dialogue between business and legal scholars, as well as business executives, was a continuation of a discussion started in late September last year at … Continue reading Prof. Bruner on Shareholder Value

Prof. powell on Corporate Prerogative

In the third installment of the Spring 2012 Faculty Workshop Series, sponsored by the Frances Lewis Law Center, Professor john a. powell (lower case), formerly of the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University and presently the Director of the Haas Diversity Research Center and Robert D. Haas Chancellor's Chair in Equity and Inclusion at … Continue reading Prof. powell on Corporate Prerogative