Presented by: Prof. Lolita Buckner Inniss and Taja-Nia Henderson, Rutgers School of Law - Newark.
Friday, March 25 | 12:00 p.m.
Apple, Antitrust, and Irony: The Problem of Competition and Social Values in an Age of Disruption
Professor Christopher Sagers, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Professor Christopher Sagers, the James A. Thomas Distinguished Professor of Law, has given testimony before the United States Congress and the Antitrust Modernization Commission. His forthcoming book, Apple, Antitrust, and Irony (Harvard University Press) will be published in 2016. Sagers is also co-author of a casebook on business organizations from Aspen Publishing, co-author of Sullivan, Grimes & Sagers, The Law of Antitrust, a leading hornbook, and author of Antitrust Examples & Explanations. His articles have appeared in the Georgetown Law Journal, UCLA Law Review, and, he has been quoted in the New York Times, L.A. Times, Wall Street Journal and the Huffington Post.
Professor James Grimmelman, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Professor James Grimmelman of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law previously taught at New York Law School and the Georgetown University Law Center. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and an A.B. in computer science from Harvard College. Prior to law school, he worked as a programmer for Microsoft. Grimmelman has served as a resident fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale. As a lawyer and technologist, he has written about copyright, search engines, privacy and other topics in computer and Internet law.
Wednesday, January 20 | 12:00 p.m.
How to Punish Pirates?
Associate Dean Milena Sterio, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Associate Dean Milena Sterio, the Charles R. Emrick Jr.- Calfee Halter & Griswold Professor of Law & Associate Dean for Academic Enrichment, focuses her research on the fields of international law, international criminal law, international human rights, law of the seas, and in particular, maritime piracy as well as private international law. In her capacity as expert on maritime piracy law, she has participated in the meetings of the United Nations Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia, and has been a member of the Piracy Expert Group, an academic think tank functioning within the auspices of the Public International Law and Policy Group. Sterio is one of six permanent editors of the prestigious IntLawGrrls blog and in spring of 2013, was a Fulbright Scholar at Baku State University in Azerbaijan. Sterio earned her law degree from Cornell Law School, and before joining the Cleveland-Marshall faculty, she was an associate in the New York City firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and an adjunct law professor at Cornell.
Professor Eugene Kontorovich, Northwestern University College of Law
Professor Eugene Kontorovich’s research spans the fields of constitutional law, international law and law and economics. He has authored a series of papers that extend “transaction cost” analysis from private law to constitutional law. Kontorovich is also a leading expert on maritime piracy, universal jurisdiction and international criminal law. His scholarship has been relied on in important foreign relations cases in the federal courts, and historic piracy cases in the U.S. and abroad. Kontorovich is working on a book, Justice at Sea: Piracy and the Limits of International Criminal Law, with Harvard University Press. Kontorovich attended law school at the University of Chicago, where he also taught for two years as a visiting professor. Before coming to Northwestern, he was a professor at George Mason University Law School.
Thursday, September 24 | 12:00 p.m.
The Princeton Fugitive Slave: James Collins Johnson
Professor Lolita Buckner Inniss, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Dr. Lolita Buckner Inniss teaches in the areas of property, criminal law, comparative racism and the law, and law in literature and film. Her research addresses the geographic, historic and visual norms of law, especially in the context of gender and race. She is the author of dozens of articles, essays, book reviews and chapters that have appeared in distinguished publications in the United States and beyond. Inniss’s current major research project is a book titled The Princeton Fugitive Slave: James Collins Johnson, a socio-legal account of race, gender, slavery and the law at Princeton.
Professor Taja-Nia Henderson, Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Professor Taja-Nia Henderson was an associate in the litigation group of Arnold & Porter LLP in New York before joining the Rutgers faculty in 2010, where her practice included complex commercial litigation and pro bono civil rights advocacy. Her teaching and research interests are in legal and constitutional history, with a focus on slavery, incarceration, offender reentry, law and society, and land use/property. In 2013, the Rutgers–Newark Student Bar Association awarded Henderson with the law school’s “Professor of the Year” award.