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Tulane Law faculty to speak at the Research, Innovation and Creativity Summit

February 24, 2023 6:45 AM



Tulane Law School’s faculty is participating in Tulane’s first Research, Innovation and Creativity Summit March 1-2.

The event, which will feature short presentations and lectures from the university’s researchers, faculty and scholars, is part of a broader effort to showcase the work of those teaching, researching and innovating at Tulane.

The law school faculty’s presentations, all to be held at Weinmann Hall, 6329 Freret Street in the Marian Mayer Berkett multi-purpose room, will cover a broad range of topics, including discussions on child immigration, an overview of NFTs, a look at the work of the law school’s Women’s Prison Project and more.

A full schedule for the Tulane Summit is here.

The event is free and open to the public.

Law School Schedule

March 1 

 1:30 p.m. – Robert Force, Niels F. Johnsen Chair of Maritime Law – Arbitration of Seamen’s claims  

 2 p.m. – Laila Hlass, Clinical Professor of Law & Co-Director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic – The Double Exclusion of Immigrant Youth 

 2:30 p.m. – Sally Richardson, A.D. Freeman Professor of Civil Law – Creating Default Management Rules for Tenants in Common:  A New Uniform Law Commission Project 

 3 p.m. – Maybell Romero, Felder-Fayard Associate Professor of Law – Shame and the Law of Sexual Assault 

 3:30 p.m. – Mary Yanik, Clinical Associate Professor of Law – Protections from Deportation for Immigrant Workers in Labor Disputes   

 4 p.m. – Brian Frye, Visiting Professor of Law – How to Do Things With NFTs.  

 March 2

 9 a.m. – Stephen Griffin, W.R. Irby Chair and Rutledge C. Clement Jr. Professor in Constitutional Law – A Theory of Constitutional Change in Four Case Studies 

 9:30 a.m. – Saru Matambanadzo, Moise S. Steeg Jr. Associate Professor of Law – Racial Capitalism, Gender, and Disability 

 10 a.m. – Stacy Seicshnaydre, William K. Christovich Professor of Law and Robert A. Ainsworth Professor in the Courts and the Federal System, with Camille Ciolino, Tulane Law student, & Grace Landry, Tulane Law student – Fair Housing Law and Criminal Records Barriers 

10:30 p.m. - Kesana Durand, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Becki Kondkar, Clinical Professor of Law, Carlotta Lepingwell, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law, & Stanislav Moroz, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law – Tulane Law School’s Women's Prison Project and the movement to decarcerate criminalized survivors of intimate partner violence in Louisiana 

 11 a.m. – Martin Davies, Admiralty Law Institute Professor of Maritime Law – Shipping Industry Carbon Emission Regulations  

 1:30 p.m. – Lucia Blacksher Ranier, Professor of the Practice & Samuel Brandao, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law – When Schools Call the Police on Kids with Disabilities.  A review of Ashley Hutchinson-Harper et al. v. Jefferson Parish School Board et al, pending in the Eastern District of Louisiana. 

 2 p.m. – Catherine Hancock, Geoffrey C. Bible & Murray H. Bring Professor of Constitutional Law – Black Lives Matter, street protests, and the First Amendment’s Hostile Audience Doctrine 

 2: 30 p.m. – Elizabeth Townsend Gard, John E. Koerner Endowed Professor of Law – The State of Play in Copyright’s Fair Use Doctrine 

 3 p.m. – Lauren Godshall, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law & Devin Lowell, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law – Environmental Justice Strategies in Louisiana.  Lawyers from the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic will highlight some recent methods used in the clinic's representation of environmental justice communities throughout Louisiana. 

 3:30 p.m. – David Katner, Professor of Clinical Law and Felix J. Dreyfous Teaching Fellow in Juvenile Law – Juvenile Competency Complications: Protocol, Unmet Needs, Developmental Immaturity, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, and Co-Morbidity