FIU Law hosts visiting legal scholars from institutions worldwide to provide insight and encourage discussion on myriad legal topics. The purpose of the Faculty Workshops series is to encourage interactive discussion between FIU Law faculty on current legal issues, and provide an open forum through which such discussion can take place. Each workshop features a different legal subject, and is lead by a scholar in that field.
The FIU Faculty Workshop Series started archiving presentations from visiting legal scholars in October 2015. When possible, the workshops were recorded and are provided here. When available, the working drafts of works in progress discussed at the time of the Workshop were also obtained and archived. For access to those hidden works, please contact the eCollections administrator.
Randall S. Abate
Professor Randall S. Abate, of Florida A&M University College of Law, presented on his recently published book, What Can Animal Law Learn form Environmental Law? The workshop focused on how the fields of environmental law and animal law can work in concert. The Workshop was presented in collaboration with the FIU Law Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and FIU Law Environmental Law Society student organizations.
Professor Aya Gruber, of Colorado Law at the University of Colorado Boulder, presented a working draft of her work Consent Confusion. This work examines "expressive-consent proposals" which would require "affirmative consent" to sex to avoid risking criminal consequences.
Professor Richard Garnett, of University of Notre Dame Law School, presented on the topic Law, Religion, and Politics: Understanding the Separation of Church and State. This workshop was presented as part of the Hesburgh Lecture Series through the Alumni & Friends of University of Notre Dame and was co-sponsored by the Notre Dame Alumni Club of Miami. This workshop examined how to understand the Constitution's "separation of church and state" and what it requires of religious believers and institutions.
How Law Schools Are Failing Minority Students: The Insidious Consequences of Ignoring Stereotype Threat
Professor Russell McClain, of University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, presented a working draft of his work How Law Schools Are Failing Minority Students: The Insidious Consequences of Ignoring Stereotype Threat. This work examines the psychological phenomenon "stereotype threat" research as it relates to law schools and makes recommendations for addressing the phenomenon.
Corey Rayburn Yung
Professor Corey Rayburn Yung, of University of Kansas School of Law presented a working draft of his work Policing Rape. This work focuses on obstacles to true rape prosecution reform by examining recent cases and analyzing the hypothesized detrimental effects current cultural and police practices have on rape victims before they bring their claims to the courthouse.