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July 17
American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD. Alex Kreit will present his paper “Medical Marijuana: A Growing Reality.”   https://www.aallnet.org/conference/

June 9
Trinity College Reunion Weekend, Trinity College, Hartford, CT. Susan Tiefenbrun will speak about, “Women Juggling Family and Work in Academe and Work in Law Firms in the Face of Discrimination against Women.”  

June 6
Law & Society Association Annual Meeting: Law at the Crossroads, Sheraton Centre, Toronto, Canada. Maurice Dyson will present his paper “Helen Palsgraf: Invisible, Silent & Marginalized.” http://www.lawandsociety.org/Toronto2018/toronto2018.html

April 28
San Francisco Bay Area Interfaith Conference on Drone Warfare, Pacific School of Religion Chapel, Berkeley, CA. Marjorie Cohn will present on the topic of drone warfare. https://interfaithdronenetwork.org/events/berkeley-conference.html

April 27
California Western School of Law, Gender Sidelining Symposium, San Diego, CA. Meera Deo is the Academic Culture Salon Featured Speaker and will present her paper “Diversity in Legal Academia.” https://www.cwsl.edu/clinics-and-programs/conferences-and-symposia/gender-sidelining-symposium

April 27
California Western School of Law, Gender Sidelining Symposium, San Diego, CA. Susan Bisom-Rapp is the Employment Salon Featured Speaker and will present her paper “What We Know About Equal Employment Opportunity Law After Fifty Years of Trying.” https://www.cwsl.edu/clinics-and-programs/conferences-and-symposia/gender-sidelining-symposium

April 27
California Western School of Law, Gender Sidelining Symposium, San Diego, CA.  Rebecca Lee is a commentator for the Employment Salon.  https://www.cwsl.edu/clinics-and-programs/conferences-and-symposia/gender-sidelining-symposium

April 16
Religious Freedom v. LGBTQ + Rights, San Diego Pride Law, University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, CA. Kaimi Wenger will discuss Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, an important case pending before the SCOTUS. 

April 12
Beverly Hills Bar Association Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. KJ Greene will speak about film and television law issues.   

April 10
National Women’s Political Caucus of Orange County, Celebrating Equal Pay Day, Tustin, CA. Susan Bisom-Rapp is the featured Equal Pay Day Speaker.  http://www.nwpcoc.org/celebrating_equal_pay_day 

April 5
ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, Spring Conference: Dispute Resolution in Complex Times, Washington Hilton, Washington, DC. Ellen Waldman will present on the theme “Is There a Single Mediation Ethics for All Mediators?” https://www.americanbar.org/groups/dispute_resolution/events_cle/annual.html

April 5
US Department of State Lecture Series, US Department of State, Washington, DC. Ken Vandevelde will be speaking about his book, “The First Bilateral Investment Treaties: US Postwar Friendship, Commerce and Navigation Treaties.”

April 4
UC Irvine Hip-Hop Law Clinic, University of California, Irvine School of Law, Irvine, CA. KJ Greene will speak about hip-hop and IP law issues.  

April 4
Earl B. Gilliam Bar Foundation 2018 Spring Luncheon: Defending the Dream, Westgate Hotel, San Diego, CA. Maurice Dyson will speak about the current state of the civil rights movement from a legal, educational, and community perspective.

March 29
Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Long Beach Hyatt Regency, Long Beach, CAMeera Deo presented “Tokenizing Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on the Small Screen.”  http://www.pacificsoc.org

March 23
Stanford Biolaw Conference, Stanford Law School, Stanford, CA. Brenda Simon presented “Contextualizing the Information-Facilitating Function of Patents Throughout the Innovative Process.” 

March 23
University of Detroit-Mercy Law Review Symposium: The Return of Sanctuary Cities, University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law, Detroit, MI. Sandy Rierson presented her paper, “Fugitive Slaves, Sanctuary Cities, and the Illusion of States’ Rights Conservatism.” http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/2017/11/detroit-mercy-law-review-symposium-call-for-papers.html

March 23
Symposium - Advancing Leadership Development in the Legal Profession: Addressing Challenges in Legal Education and the Practice of Law, Santa Clara University (sponsored by Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara Law Review and AALS Section on Leadership), Santa Clara, CA. Rebecca Lee presented her paper, “Leadership and Emotions in Challenging Times.” http://law.scu.edu/event/symposium-advancing-leadership-development-in-the-legal-profession-addressing-challenges-in-legal-education-and-the-practice-of-law/

March 16
San Diego Veterans for Peace Mai Lai Massacre Memorial, First Unitarian Universalist Church, San Diego, CA. Marjorie Cohn presented reflective thoughts on the 50th anniversary of the massacre.

March 16
California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA. Maurice Dyson presented his research on the way in which artificial intelligence algorithms used in personnel decisions like hiring and firing may be tainted by implicit bias.

March 10
Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium 2018, California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA. KJ Greene spoke about film and television law issues.   

March 5
The Civil Rights Law Society, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX. Kaimi Wenger and Kath Rogers presented a talk on the theme, “Then and Now: Historic and Modern Prejudice in the Law.”

March 2
PatCon 8: The Annual Patent Conference, University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, CA. Brenda Simon spoke about, “The Information-Facilitating Function of Patents Throughout the Innovative Process.” 

March 2
ACS Constitutional Law Scholars Forum, Barry University School of Law, Orlando, FL. Sandy Rierson presented her paper, “The Procedural Integrity of the Thirteenth Amendment.”

February 24
National Lawyers Guild International Committee Weekend, Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ. Marjorie Cohn presented a talk on US-Russia Relations.

February 23
Federal Judges Association & Federal Bar Association, What Does Equal Protection Mean to Students?, Carter/Keep Jury Room, 333 West Broadway, San Diego CA.  Maurice Dyson spoke about three key court decisions impacting the right to equal educational opportunities. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/honoring-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-ratification-of-the-14th-amendment-tickets-42720507187

February 17
Ai Real World Ethics: 2018 Legal Ethics Symposium, California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA. Brenda Simon spoke about, “The Impact of Disruptive Technology on Public Health and Wellness.” https://www.cwsl.edu/clinics-and-programs/conferences-and-symposia/2018-legal-ethics-symposium/schedule

February 12
Access to Justice Institute & Environmental Law Society, Parks, Paris, and Pruitt: A Year in Review of the Trump Administration, Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, WA. Madeline Kass spoke about environmental law developments under the Trump Administration.  https://law.seattleu.edu/social-justice-monday-x22505

February 9
18th Annual Women and the Law Conference – Her Place at the Bargaining Table: Gender Negotiation and ‘Risky’ Decision-Making, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA. Claire Wright presented “Through the Labyrinth Not the Glass Ceiling: Women’s Struggle to Attain Leadership Positions.”  http://www.tjsl.edu/conferences/wlc/2018

January 30
UC Irvine School of Law Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference, UC Irvine School of Law, Irvine, CA. Alex Kreit gave a talk titled “The Future of Marijuana Legalization After Trump.”

January 25
Thomas Edison Innovation Fellowship Roundtable, George Mason School of Law, Arlington, VA. Brenda Simon spoke about, “Contextualizing the Information-Facilitating Function of Patents Throughout the Innovative Process.” 

January 22
University of Oregon Faculty Colloquium Series, University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, OR. Richard Winchester gave a talk titled “A Tax Theory of the Firm.”

January 3-7
Association of American Law Schools, 2018 AALS Annual Meeting: Access to Justice, Marriott Marquis, San Diego, CA. The following Thomas Jefferson Professors spoke at this year’s Annual Meeting: Alex Kreit, Ellen Waldman, KJ Greene, Marjorie Cohn, and Meera Deo.  https://www.aals.org/am2018/