Thursday, January 7th

Environmental Law Field Trip, Exploring Governors Island and New York City’s Resiliency Efforts, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

YCC Happy Hour, 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm, Faces and Names, 159 West 54th Street, NYC

Friday, January 8th

Works in Progress Session, 10:30 am to 11:45 am

Federalist Society 18th Annual Faculty Conference
Sheraton New York Times Square, Liberty 5, 3rd Floor

Moderator: Stephen J. Ware, Univeristy of Kansas School of Law

  • Nadia Ahmad, Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law: “Tribes and Pipelines: Resuscitating the Right of Way Doctrine in Indian Country”
  • Marco de Benito, IE University, Madrid: “Let the Witness Speak: Orality and Immediacy in International Arbitration”
  • Gregory Dolin, University of Baltimore School of Law & Irina Manta, Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law: “Taking Patents”
  • Jeremy Kidd, Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law: “Hedge Funds Regulation and Special Interests”
  • George Mocsary, Southern Illinois University School of Law: “Freedom of Corporate Purpose”
  • David Olson, Boston College Law School & Irina Manta, Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law: “Parallel State”
  • James Spindler, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law: “Vicarious Liability for Managerial Myopia”

Minority Groups Section Luncheon, Sheraton New York Times Square, New York West, 3rd Floor, 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm

AALS Law and South Asian Studies, New York Hilton Midtown, Murray Hill East, 2nd Floor, 1:30 pm to 3:15 pm
Environmental Futures: South Asia’s Law and Policy Challenges

Economic development is a priority for most South Asian economies to reduce poverty and related problems. Development, however, brings with it numerous environmental challenges, from water scarcity to pollution. Some countries will also bear the brunt of problems they did not create, such as climate change. These problems are exacerbated by a deficit in the rule of law in many of these countries. This roundtable discussion will engage experts and scholars in evaluating the environmental challenges facing South Asian economies. Papers will be published in Environmental Law Review.

Moderator: Deepa Badrinarayana, Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law

  • David E. Adelman, The University of Texas School of Law
  • Nadia B. Ahmad, Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
  • Dennis Binder, Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law
  • Michael B. Gerrard, Columbia University School of Law
  • Sharmila Murthy, Suffolk University Law School
  • Nicholas A. Robinson, Pace University School of Law

Saturday, January 9th

Women in Legal Education Luncheon, 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

AALS Islamic Law, Co-Sponsored by International Human Rights, International Law and National Security Law
Challenging Sovereignty: Exploring the Rise of ISIS and Boko Haram, 1:30 pm – 3:15 pm

In the past three years, two militant insurgencies have challenged the international order of national borders and understandings of sovereignty in the Middle East and West Africa. The military and political actions of ISIS and Boko Haram have resulted in the taking of large swaths of territory without regard to previously drawn and globally recognized borders, claiming Islamic justification for their actions. ISIS’ self-proclamation as a caliphate, coining money and establishing Sharia courts further presses questions about the nature of Islamic government in a modern world, and its relationship with global international norms of sovereignty. Even more urgently, ISIS and Boko Haram’s enslavement of thousands of war captives and cruel and inhumane treatment of prisoners of war and civilians, demands new attention to the relationship of Islamic law with international human rights norms. The conduct of ISIS and Boko Haram have stimulated vigorous debate among legal scholars and opinion-makers around the world on the role of international law, human rights, and Islamic law in the face of such destructive transnational organizations.

Moderator: Nadia Ahmad, Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law

  • Sahar Aziz, Texas A&M University School of Law
  • Bernard K. Freamon, Seton Hall University School of Law
  • John Kelsay, Florida State University Department of Religion


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