Faculty Presentations

Thomas Jefferson faculty members have been invited to deliver talks on a wide-range of subjects at notable institutions around the world.  Recent TJSL faculty talks on scholarly topics include presentations at academic institutions in more than one-half of the states in the United States and in the following countries:  Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, England, France, Hungary, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New South Wales, Puerto Rico, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, Switzerland, Ukraine, and Wales.

To view the most recent scholarly presentations of a faculty member, click on a name below. To view a complete list of faculty presentations, visit the faculty profile page

Our world-class faculty brings years of valuable professional experience to the classroom, and our professors are highly productive scholars. Below is a helpful list areas of expertise in alphabetical order. Click any area to see the names of the professors who are experts in that area. Click any name to link to that professor’s profile.


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Helping Members of the Military: Using Collaboration to Address the Complex Needs of Service Members and Veterans, Beyond the Bench 21–Sponsored by the California Administrative Office of the Courts, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 15, 2011

Helping the Military Member: Representation of Active Duty Service Members Under the SCRA, Collaboration for Homelessness Prevention and Outreach to Homeless Veterans, A.B. 1058 Child Support Training Conference, San Diego, September 9, 2011

Helping Homeless Veterans Comply with Child Support Obligations, US Department of Veterans Affairs; US Dept. Health and Human Services; American Bar Association, Webinar, Mar 3, 2010

Roadblocks and Checkpoints: The Impact of Military Service on the Family, John Marshall School of Law Veterans Legal Support Clinic, Chicago, IL, Nov 6, 2009

Public Lawyer as Internal Monitor: Delivering Bad News to Clients, Public Law Research Institute, UC Hastings College of Law, San Francisco, CA, Oct 23, 2009

Domestic Violence and Returning Veterans: Providing Assistance for Veterans Struggling with Mental Health Issues, Ninth Annual Women in the Law Conference, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Feb. 27, 2009

Veterans' Fair Housing Needs, 16th Annual Fair Housing Laws & Litigation Conference, San Diego, CA , Feb 12, 2009

Work in Progress - Government Lawyer as Cause Lawyer, AALS Clinical Section, Tucson, AZ, May 7, 2008

What is a Progressive View of the City Attorney's Office?, American Constitution Society, San Diego, CA, Jan 23, 2008

Legal Ethics Goes to the Movies, North County San Diego Bar Association, Vista, CA, Jan. 10, 2008

Why Can't We All Just Get Along, Civility in Litigation, With: Dean Jeff Joseph, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni, San Diego, CA, Apr. 27, 2007

Meeting Community Needs, Mountain West Regional Clinical Conference, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Nov. 18, 2006

Avoiding Ethical Blowouts, American Trucking Association Litigation Center, Forum for Motor Carrier General Counsels, San Diego, CA, July 2005

Interviewing and Counseling in Context: New Approaches and New Ideas - Older Adult Clients, AALS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Jan. 2005

Ethics in High Profile Cases, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA, Oct. 2004

The State is Complicit, The State is Responsive: Producing Inequalities in the American Grey Zone, ZOGRIS Project – Final Seminar, Villa Clythia, Fréjus, France, June 4, 2015

Chair, Enterprise and Structure of the Value Chain in the Transnational Dimension, Employment Relations and Transformation of the Enterprise in the Global Economy , Marco Biagi Foundation, University of Modena, Modena, Italy, March 19, 2015

Coordinator and Commentator, Young Scholars' Workshop in Labour Relations, Marco Biagi Foundation, University of Modena, Modena, Italy, March 18, 2015

It’s Complicated: Age, Gender, and Lifetime Discrimination Against Working Women, Law and Society Annual Meeting, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis School of Law, Minneapolis, MN, May 29, 2014 (presentation with Professor Malcolm Sargeant)

It’s Complicated: Age, Gender, and Lifetime Discrimination Against Working Women, The Center for Research on Gender in the Professions, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, May 27, 2014 

Navigating Gender Equality Deficits in a Post-Egalitarian, Intersectional World of Changing Work: The Case of Women’s Poverty in Retirement, The Feminism and Legal Theory Project at 30: A Workshop on Labor and Employment, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA, April 26, 2014

Ruminations on a Half Century of Title VII: It’s Complicated, Fifty Years of Title VII: A Forum on Employment Discrimination, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA, April 19, 2014

Chair, Social Dialogue and Labour Standards, Labour and Social Rights: An Evolving Scenario, Marco Biagi Foundation, University of Modena, Modena, Italy, March 18, 2014

Anti-Discrimination Law in Common Law Countries: The U.S. and the U.K., and the Insights of Social Science, Marco Biagi Foundation, University of Modena, Modena, Italy, March 17, 2014

Coordinator and Commentator, Young Scholars' Workshop in Labour Relations, Marco Biagi Foundation, University of Modena, Modena, Italy, March 17, 2014

Navigating in a Snowstorm: Labor Market Regulation, the Changing Nature of Work, and the Gray Zone in the United States, ZOGRIS Project – Second Colloquium: Employment Standards and Work Situations Meet (Labor) Market Regulations and Policies – Globalization and the View from the North and South, Université de Paris - Dauphine, Paris, France, January 16, 2014

Labor and Employment Issues Associated with the Affordable Care Act: An Academic Perspective, CLE: The Effects of the Affordable Care Act for Businesses, Consumers, and the Economy, San Diego County Bar Association, New Lawyer Division and Labor & Employment Law Section, SDCBA Conference Center, San Diego, CA, November 7, 2013

It’s Complicated: Age, Gender, and Lifetime Discrimination Against Working Women – the U.S. and the U.K. as Examples (paper co-authored with Malcolm Sargeant), Eighth Annual Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor and Employment Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, Las Vegas, NV, September 27, 2013

Employment Discrimination Law in Common Law Countries: The United States, the United Kingdom, and the Insights of Social Science, San Diego World Affairs Council, North County Chapter, The Remington Club, Rancho Bernardo, CA, June 6, 2013

Anti-Discrimination Law in Common Law Countries: The U.S. and Great Britain and the Insights of Social Science, Faculty of Jurisprudence, Doctoral Program in Labour Law, University of Milan, Milan, Italy, March 22, 2013

Coordinator and Commentator, Young Scholars' Workshop in Labour Relations, Marco Biagi Foundation, University of Modena, Modena, Italy, March 19, 2013

Discussant, Transnational Governance of Labour Relations, The Transnational Dimension of Labour Relations: A New Order in the Making?, University of Modena, Modena, Italy, March 19, 2013

Diverging Doctrine, Converging Outcomes: Evaluating Age Discrimination Law in the United Kingdom and the United States, Seventh Annual Labor and Employment Law Colloquium, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, IL, September 14, 2012

Diverging Doctrine, Converging Outcomes: Compulsory Retirement in the United Kingdom and the United States, International Labour and Employment Relations Association - 16th World Congress, Philadelphia, PA, July 5, 2012 (presentation with Malcolm Sargeant)

At-Will Employment: A Default Rule with Many Exceptions, Essential US Employment and Labor Law for the French Entrepreneur, French American Chamber of Commerce, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA, April 18, 2012 (Available at http://www.tjsl.edu/news-media/2012/6396)

Coordinator and Commentator, Young Scholars’ Workshop in Labour Relations, Marco Biagi Foundation, University of Modena, Modena, Italy, March 22, 2012

North American Border Wars: The Role of Canadian and American Scholarship in U.S. Labor Law Reform Debates, Rules, Policies and Method: The Legacy of Marco Biagi in Labour Relations Today, Marco Biagi Foundation, University of Modena, Modena, Italy, March 19, 2012 (presentation with Professor Michael J. Zimmer)

Decent Work, Older Workers and the Recession – The American Experience, Labor and Employment Relations Association 64th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, Jan. 8, 2012

Mapping Uncertain Geography: Legal Regulation, Unauthorized Workers, Safe Work, and the Grey Zone in the United States, ZOGRIS Project Kick Off: Is There a Grey Area Between Comparable Labour Markets in the South and the North?, Université de Paris - Dauphine, Paris, France, Dec. 8, 2011

Senior Commentator, Sixth Annual Employment and Labor Law Young Scholars’ Forum, Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ, October 28-29, 2011

What International Law Can Tell Us about the Evolving US Law of Workplace Social Media Use, Challenges of Social Media in the Workplace, San Diego Labor and Employment Relations Association, Annual Meeting and Dinner, San Diego, CA, May 18, 2011

Increasing the Employment Rate of Older Workers: European Objectives and US Lessons, Europe 2020: Comparative Perspectives and Transnational Action, Marco Biagi Foundation, University of Modena, Modena, Italy, March 17, 2011 (presentation with Professor Malcolm Sargeant)

Deregulation, Safe Work, and Undocumented Workers in the New Economy: An Analysis of Novel Programming for America's Most Vulnerable, Middlesex University School of Business, London, United Kingdom, June 8, 2010

Decent Work in a Post-Recessionary World: Reconceptualizing Flexibility, Employment Protection, and the Regulatory Tools Used to Achieve Those Goals, Rethinking Corporate Governance: From Shareholder Value to Stakeholder Value, Marco Biagi Foundation, University of Modena, Modena, Italy, March 19, 2010

Learning From Troubled Times: Pursuing Equality Outside an Anti-Discrimination Law Frame By Rethinking the Promotion of Safe Work During the Bush Administration, Annual Jack Pemberton Lecture on Workplace Justice, University of San Francisco School of Law, Keynote delivered at the James R. Browning Courthouse, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, San Francisco, CA, March 4, 2010

Puzzling Evidence from a Troubled Time: Rethinking State Promotion of Safe Work during the Bush Administration, Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Jan. 9, 2010

What We Learn in Troubled Times: Lessons for Protecting Vulnerable Workers' Safety and Health in the New Economy, International Industrial Relations Association World Congress, Sydney, Australia, Aug. 2009

The Pedagogy of International and Comparative Workplace Law, Association of American Law Schools, Mid-Year Meeting, Workshop on Work Law, Long Beach, CA, June 2009

What We Learn in Troubled Times: Deregulation and Safe Work in the New Economy, Loyola University, New Orleans, School of Law, Faculty Colloquia Series, New Orleans, LA, April 2009

Youth Employment: Developments in Asia, Plenary panel chair and discussant, Labour Productivity, Investment in Human Capital and the Challenge of Youth Employment: Comparative Developments and Global Responses, Marco Biagi Foundation, University of Modena, Modena, Italy, Mar. 2009

Discrimination, Difference, and Diversity in Organizations, Panel Discussant, The Discoveries of the Discrimination Research Group, Stanford University Law School, Stanford, CA, Nov. 2008

What We Learn in Troubled Times: Lessons for Protecting Vulnerable Workers' Safety and Health in the New Economy, 2008 Colloquium on Labor and Employment Law Scholarship, University of San Diego, Oct. 24, 2008

Providing Voice to Invisible Workers in a Climate of Fear: Is a Capabilities Approach to Occupational Health and Safety Promotion Possible?, Workers Rights Protections in a New World of Work, Marco Biagi Foundation, University of Modena, Modena, Italy, Mar. 2008

Fearing Minefields, Finding Goldfields: Teaching International and Comparative Workplace Law in China or Anywhere Else, The Global Workplace, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA, Feb. 2008

A National Report on Diversity Programming in the United States, International Forum: Diversity, Equality and Integration, Flemish Royal Academy of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium, Sept. 2007

Globalization and Interdisciplinary Workplace Trends, The Global Workplace: Learning from One Another, Marco Biagi Foundation, University of Modena, Italy, Mar. 2007

How Well Do Internal EEO Litigation Prevention Measures Advance the Traditional Goal of Anti-Discrimination Law?, Joint Program of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Employment Discrimination Sections, Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, Jan. 2007

Judicial Deference in Employment Discrimination Law, Workshop on Judicial Deference, University of Colorado, Boulder, School of Law, Boulder, CO, Aug. 2006

Commentator, Robyn Stryker's The Politics of Social Science in Government Regulation of Equal Employment Opportunity, Social Scientific Perspectives on Employment Discrimination in Organizations Group (SSPEDO), Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, CA, Feb. 2006

A Critical Look at Organizational Responses to and Remedies for Sex Discrimination, Social Scientific Perspectives on Employment Discrimination in Organizations Group (SSPEDO), Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, CA, Nov. 2005

Remedies and Solutions for Sex Discrimination, Nag’s Heart Symposium, Lake Tahoe, CA, Oct. 2005

Author Meets Reader – Gender Myths v. Working Realities by Theresa M. Beiner, Law & Society Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, Jun. 2005

From Bulletproofing the Workplace to Bulletproofing the World? Spreading US Anti-Discrimination Law and Legal Practice, Law & Society Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, Jun. 2005

Work in Progress, Social Scientific Perspectives on Employment Discrimination in Organizations Group, Stanford University Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford CA, Mar. 2005

Personal Reflections in Five Acts, Lawyers Club of San Diego Symposium on “How I Became a Professor and How I Became a Judge: Real Stories of Careers in Law”, California Western School of Law, San Diego CA, Mar. 2005

Welcoming Remarks, Fifth Annual Women and the Law Conference: The Global Impact of Feminist Legal Theory, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego CA, Feb. 2005

Transnational Employment Law Practice and the Exporting of American Lawyering Styles to the Global Worksite, California Western School of Law Faculty Forum, San Diego, CA, Oct. 2004

The Pedagogy of Teaching International Students: U.S. and China, AALS 2010, Teaching Methods Section, New Orleans, LA 

Goodbye Langdell: Using the Problem Method to Teach in Larger Classrooms, Institute for Law School Teaching (ILST) 14th Summer Conference, held at Gonzaga Law School, WA, June 2009

Legal Reading and Law School Success, University of Alberta School of Law, Faculty Roundtable, Edmonton, Canada, Mar. 2009

Goal Orientation and Law School Success: An Empirical Study, AALS Annual Meeting, Section on Balance in Legal Education, San Diego, CA, Jan. 2009

Legal Reading and Law School Success, Howard University Law School, Faculty Colloquium Series, Washington, D.C., Nov. 2008

Legal Rhetoric and Legal Reading, American University School of Law, Legal Rhetoric and the Language of Violence Conference, Washington, D.C., Nov. 2008

Sex, Lies and Law Reviews: Navigating the Law Review Article Selection Process, University of Indiana School of Law, Legal Writing Institute Bi-Annual Conference, July 2008

White Professor/Black Student: Leveling the Playing Field of Achievement in Law School, Howard University Law School, May 2008

Law Students with ADD: A Study of Those Who Learn Differently, The Humanizing Legal Education Conference, Washburn Law School, Oct. 2007

Combating School Violence: The Social Inclusion Approach, Education Law Association, Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, Nov. 2007

Legal Reading: The First R in Legal Education, Too! (co-presenting with Professor Ruth Ann McKinney and Professor David Novotny), LSAC Academic Support Training, University of Miami, June 2007

Legal Reading and Law School Success: An Empirical Study, Institute for Law School Teaching (ILST) 13th Summer Conference, held at Suffolk University Law School Boston, Massachusetts, June 2007

Successful Reading Strategies for ESL Students, The John Marshall Law School, Global Legal Skills Conference, May 2007

Empirical Research Principles as Applied to the Study of Law Students and Lawyers Reading Cases, Midwest Qualitative Research Conference, University of St. Thomas, Apr. 2007

Reading Success and Law Students, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, The Rocky Mountain Regional Legal Writing Conference, Mar. 2007

Legal Reading and Law School Success, AALS Annual Meeting, Section on Academic Support, Integrating Academic Success Across the Curriculum, Washington, D.C., Jan 2007

Legal Reading and Law School Success: An Empirical Study, AALS Annual Meeting, Poster Presentation, Washington, D.C., Jan 2007

The Qualities Women Lawyers Bring to the Legal Profession, University of St. Thomas School of Law, Women’s Law Student Legal Symposium, Apr.2006

Make Em’ Laugh: Using Humor to Teach Difficult Legal Concepts, University of Arizona, The Rocky Mountain Regional Legal Writing Conference, Mar. 2006

Using the First Year Writing Curriculum to Explore Legal Ethics, Boston University College of Law, The Northeastern Regional Writing Conference, Dec. 2005

Teaching Teachers, Seattle University Law School, The Bi-Annual Legal Writing Institute Conference, July 2005

Panel of questioners, City Attorney candidates forum, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego (May 14, 2016)

Inside Drone Warfare:, Perspectives of Whistleblowers, Families of Drone Victims and Their Lawyers, University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law, Las Vegas (March 30, 2016)

Women in Politics panel discussion, Women's Law Association, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego (March 25, 2016)

Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues, sponsored by the Quaker House, Charlottesville, VA (March 20, 2016)

Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues, Festival of the Book, sponsored by Amnesty International, Charlottesville, VA (March 20, 2016)

The Legacy of the Vietnam War, Keynote Address, California Council for Social Studies, Costa Mesa, CA (March 6, 2016)

The US is Still Violating the UN Charter After 70 Years, Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the UN Charter, International Association of Democratic Lawyers, Musee Social, Paris, France (December 4, 2015)

The Fight for 15 (minimum wage), Women Fighting Back: International and Legal Perspectives, International Association of Democratic Lawyers, Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers, European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights, London South Bank University, London (November 29, 2015)

Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues, First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, Albany, NY (November 15, 2015)

Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues, Women Against War Annual Gathering, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Albany, NY (November 14, 2015)

Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues, New York Civil Liberties Union, Capital Region Chapter and Women Against War, Albany Law School, Albany, NY (November 13, 2015)

Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues, Dept. of Political Science, UUP Albany Chapter (Peace & Justice Committee), Women Against War, University of Albany, Albany, NY (November 13, 2015)

1984 Panel Discussion Series , WAR IS PEACE: The Patterns and Politics of Fear, The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA (November 2, 2015)

Whither the UN? - Not Wither the UN, National Lawyers Guild International Committee, Oakland, CA (October 22, 2015)

Interfaith Action on Drone Warfare, Parliament of World's Religions, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah (October 17, 2015)

The Middle East and Ukraine - Peace or War?, Plenary, Veterans For Peace convention, San Diego (August 7, 2015)

Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues, Life at Mira Costa College, Mira Costa College, Oceanside, CA (July 24, 2015)

Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues, Progressive Democrats of America, San Diego (June 24, 2015)

'La Responsibilidad de Proteger' No Es Consistente Con La Carta de Naciones Unidas, VII Escuela de Verano de Derecho Internacional Publico Y IX Seminario-Taller Internacional de Derecho Internacional Humanitario, Hotel Nacional, Havana, Cuba (June 9, 2015)

The Senate Intelligence Committee's torture report, 'We Tortured Some Folks' But Don't Take it Too Seriously, Says US Government, The Left Forum, New York City (May 31, 2015)

The Senate Intelligence Committee's torture report, 'We Tortured Some Folks' But Don't Take it Too Seriously, Says US Government, The Left Forum, New York City (May 31, 2015)

Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues, What's the 'War on Terror' Coming To?, The Left Forum, New York City (May 30, 2015)

Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues, Democratic Professional Club, Joyce Beers Center, San Diego (May 27, 2015)

A nation under surveillance, Introduction to Robert Scheer's book talk, 'They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies are Destroying Democracy', Benefit for KNSJ Radio, San Diego (May 16, 2015)

Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues, Desmond Tutu Center, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN (April 7, 2015)

Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues, World Affairs Council - Northern San Diego County, Rancho Bernardo, San Diego (April 2, 2015)

Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues, Suffolk Transnational Law Review, Suffolk Law School, Boston, Massachusetts (March 30, 2015)

Drones and Targeted Killing, From Ukraine to ISIS to Drones: Why We Must Demilitarize US Foreign Policy, University of DC Law School, Washington DC (March 20, 2015)

Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues, National Lawyers Guild International Committee, Sturm College of Law, Denver, CO (March 7, 2015)

Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues, National Lawyers Guild Los Angeles chapter, Los Angeles (March 1, 2015)

Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues, Peace Resource Center of San Diego, National Lawyers Guild San Diego chapter, San Diego Veterans for Peace, Church of the Brethern, San Diego (February 22, 2015)

Bridging the Gap between Police Practices, Youth, and Communities of Color: A Vision for Change, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego (February 18, 2015)

An Afternoon with Marjorie Cohn, Senate torture report and 'Drones and Targeted Killing', Peace Fresno & the Human Rights Coalition of the Central Valley, Community United Church of Christ, Fresno, CA (February 8, 2015)

Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues, National Lawyers Guild, New York City (January 25, 2015)

Convention Against Torture, Torture Statute, Senate torture report, International Museum of Human Rights, Beneath the Blindfold, MIssion Valley Library, San Diego (January 18, 2015)

The case of Rasmea Odeh, Palestinian Womens Association of Southern California, Anaheim, CA (December 7, 2014)

Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral and Geopolitical Issues, La Mesa-Foothills Democratic Club, La Mesa, CA (December 3, 2014)

Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral and Geopolitical Issues, Monterey Peace & Justice Center, Seaside, CA (November 22, 2014)

Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral and Geopolitical Issues, Co-sponsored by Santa Cruz Jewish Voice for Peace, Palestine Israel Action Committee, Resource Center for Nonviolence, and Students for Justice in Palestine, Resource Center for Nonviolence, Santa Cruz, CA (November 21, 2014)

Are the police doing a difficult job in the safest way possible, or going too far in the name of public safety?, Debate sponsored by KNSJ FM 89.1 & The San Diego Debate Society, San Diego Repertory Theatre, San Diego (November 19, 2014)

Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral and Geopolitical Issues, Mission Hills Books & Collectibles, San Diego, CA (November 14, 2014)

Which is better to reform the surveillance system: Congress or the courts?, Whistleblowers and Independent Media, St Johns Episcopal Church, Berkeley, CA (November 9, 2014)

Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral and Geopolitical Issues, Modern Times Bookstore, San Francisco, CA (November 8, 2014)

Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral and Geopolitical Issues, Peninsula Peace & Justice Center, Palo Alto, CA (November 7, 2014)

Reframing US Foreign Policy & Respect for Human Rights, Human Rights Week, School of International Service, Society for Ethics, Peace & Global Affairs, US Foreign Policy Activist Cooperative, Philosophy & Religion, American University (September 23, 2014)

Free Speech, Material Support, Boycott and Divestment, Confronting Challenges to Palestine Activism, US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, San Diego (September 19, 2014)

Will Supreme Court Apply Cell Phone Privacy to Metadata Collection?, Constitution Day, American Constitution Society - Cal Western chapter, San Diego (September 17, 2014)

Police torture in Chicago and torture by US at Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo and US Supermax prisons, Pursuing Accountability and Reparations for US Torture, National Lawyers Guild annual convention, Chicago (September 6, 2014)

US treaty obligations and pursuing justice at the ICC, Organizing for Human Rights Accountability in the US: Using the UN & International Human Rights Law to Promote Justice, National Lawyers Guild annual convention, Chicago (September 5, 2014)

Achieving Peace & Justice in Israel/Palestine, World Affairs Council, North County chapter, Rancho Bernardo (July 17, 2014)

Skype comments after screening of Robert Greenwald's film 'Unmanned', Drone strikes, American University, Washington DC (April 23, 2014)

The Struggle for International Criminal Court's Competency Over Crime of Aggression, Impunity and International Justice, Congress of International Association of Democratic Lawyers, Brussels, Belgium (April 17, 2014)

The 'Responsibility to Protect' vs. the UN Charter, Impunity and International Justice, Congress of International Association of Democratic Lawyers, Brussels, Belgium (April 17, 2014)

Drones in Our Soceity, Kensington-Talmadge Community Association, San Diego (February 20, 2014)

Why is America Afraid of Our Young Black Men?, San Diego African-American Museum of Fine Art, Links Inc. - San Diego Chapter, Martin Luther King Center, Bayview Baptist Church, San Diego (February 15, 2014)

Legal Challenges to Drone Strikes, Drones Around the Globe: Proliferation and Resistance, CODEPINK, Center for Constitutional Rights, The Nation Magazine, National Lawyers Guild - Georgetown Chapter, Washington DC (November 17, 2013)

What Criminal Defense Attorneys Should Know About NSA Surveillance, San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association, San Diego, California (October 29, 2013)

Extrajudicial Killing and the Drone Industry, National Lawyers Guild Convention, San Juan, Puerto Rico (October 25, 2013)

Whistleblowers Bradley Manning & Edward Snowden: US and International Law Implications, Humanist Fellowship of San Diego, World Affairs Council, Americans United for Separation of Church & States, Santa Fe Room, Balboa Park, San Diego (September 21, 2013)

Guantanamo, Drone Strikes, and the Non-War Terror War, Peace & Social Justice Center of South Central Kansas, Mennonite Church, Wichita, KS (September 13, 2013)

Trading Civil Liberties for Apparent Security is a Bad Deal, Constitutional Law class for pre-law students, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS (September 13, 2013)

Edward Snowden, Whistleblowers, and a Culture of Surveillance, Manhattan Alliance for Peace & Justice, Women Studies Center of Kansas State Univ., Philosophy Dept. (KSU), Leadership Dept. (KSU), Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS (September 12, 2013)

Drones and Poetry, North County Forum and the San Diego Peace Resource Center, Palomar Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Vista, CA (September 1, 2013)

Bombing Syria Would be Illegal, San Diego Coalition for Peace & Justice Peace Rally, Balboa Park, San Diego (August 31, 2013)

Three Reasons for the Not Guilty Verdict, The Intersection of Race and Law: Response to Trayvon Martin Tragedy and Zimmerman Not Guilty Verdict, Sponsored by TJSL BLSA chapter, NAACP of San Diego, Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association, at San Diego Foundation Center for Civic Engagement, San Diego (August 9, 2013)

Drones and Targeted Killing, World Affairs Council of Northern San Diego County, Remington, Rancho Bernardo (July 11, 2013)

'Responsibility to Protect' and the case of Syria, International Peace Congress, World Peace Council and the Peace Association of Turkey, Istanbul, Turkey (April 27, 2013)

Drones, Murder and Targeted Killings, Monterey Bay Area Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, Santa Cruz GI Rights Hotline, Peace and Freedom Party, Code Pink Santa Cruz, People United for Peace - Santa Cruz, ACLU of Santa Cruz, and Women's International League for Peace and Freedom - Santa Cruz, Resource Center for Nonviolence, Santa Cruz, CA (April 20, 2013)

Drones, Murder and Targeted Killings, Peace Resource Center and National Lawyers Guild (Monterey Bay Area Chapter), Peace Resource Center, Seaside, CA (April 20, 2013)

Drone Warfare, Targeted Assassinations, Torture, and the Human Right to Peace, Sacramento Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, Sacramento/Sierra Foothills Chapter of the Womens International League for Peace and Freedom, Sacramento Peace Action, Southside Park CoHousing Common House, Sacramento, CA (April 14, 2013)

Drone War, Class War, and the Future of the Democratic Party, Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party, California Democratic Convention, Sacramento, CA (April 13, 2013)

Drones and Targeted Killing, Poway Democratic Club, Poway, CA (April 11, 2013)

Independent Journalism on War, Conflict and Human Rights, National Conference for Media Reform, Sheraton Hotel, Denver, CO (April 6, 2013), available at http://nlgmltf.org/library/marjorie-cohn-amy-goodman-independent-journalism-war-conflict-human-rights/

Drones, Targeted Killing, and Independent Media, Interview with Free Speech TV, Sheraton Hotel, Denver, CO (April 6, 2013), available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45EzZJFaTqM

Iraq, Vietnam, Bradley Manning and Dan Ellsberg, Whistleblowers: Exposing Illegal U.S. Wars, Career Technology Center Theatre, San Diego City College, San Diego, CA (March 24, 2013)

The Responsibility to Protect and Libya, Syria and Mali, World Affairs Council of Northern San Diego County, Rancho Bernardo (January 17, 2013)

Government Sanctioned Torture and Human Rights: What's really going on and what can we do about it?, Human Rights Day Commemoration in Fresno - sponsored by 30 community groups, College Community Congregational Church, Fresno, CA (December 8, 2012)

The Human Right to Peace, National Lawyers Guild Convention, Pasadena, California (October 12, 2012)

The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration, and Abuse, Searching for Democracy: A Public Conversation about the Constitution, San Diego Public Library, San Diego (October 8, 2012)

The Bill of Rights: Criminal Justice and Fair Procedures, Series of Discussions of Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, San Diego Public Library, San Diego (October 3, 2012)

The Republican War on Women, Poway Democratic Club meeting, Community Center, Poway, CA (September 13, 2012)

National Security and Torture (with Sam Nejabat), Campaigning for Human Rights, La Jolla Library, La Jolla, CA (August 29, 2012)

Solitary Confinement: Is It Torture?, Sponsored by AFSC, All of Us or None, California Prison Focus, Campaign Against the Death Penalty, Critical Resistance, Legal Services for Prisoners With Children, National Lawyers Guild Bay Area Chapter, Prison Activist Resource Center, San Francisco, CA (July 16, 2012)

The United States and Torture, Citizens for Peaceful Resolution, Veterans for Peace # 112, and Pulse TV, Ventura, CA (May 6, 2012)

Immigrants’ Rights on Trial in the Supreme Court, National Lawyers Guild – TJSL chapter, National Lawyers Guild – S.D. chapter, American Friends Service Committee, Equality Alliance of San Diego, Organizing for Justice Committee, First UU Church of San Diego, San Diego Immigrant Justice Consortium, San Diego Organizing Project, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA (April 23, 2012)

Stand Your Ground panel (BLSA), Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA (April 4, 2012)

The United States and Torture, La Jolla Democratic Club, La Jolla, CA (April 15, 2012)

Accountability of Lawyers Who Justify Torture, National Lawyers Guild-Marquette Law School chapter, Marquette Law School , Milwaukee, WI (April 13, 2012)

Security, Torture & Justice: From Guantánamo to Fort Leavenworth, National Lawyers Guild-Milwaukee chapter, Greater Milwaukee UN Association, Progressive Students of Milwaukee, Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba, Peace Action Wisconsin, Latin American Solidarity Committee, Veterans for Peace, SDS Milwaukee, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (April 12, 2012)

The United States and Torture, Fallbrook Democratic Club, Fallbrook, CA (April 5, 2012)

The United States and Torture, The United States and Torture, The Redwoods, Mill Valley, CA (March 23, 2012)

The United States and Torture, Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, Palo, Alto, CA (March 22, 2012)

Torture and the Possibility of Community, Center for Multicultural Education, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA (March 1, 2012)

The Legality and Wisdom of Armed Intervention in Libya, Testing Local Readiness in a Time of Terror, Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis and School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Indianapolis, October 27, 2011

Violations of International Law in Israel/Palestine, National Lawyers Guild annual convention, Philadelphia, October 14, 2011

The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration, and Abuse (book talk), 6th Annual San Diego City College International Book Fair, Seville Theatre, San Diego City College, October 8, 2011

Holding the Architects of the Bush Administration Torture Policy Accountable, on panel Global Perspectives on Torture and Justice, LatCrit XVI, Hilton Harbor Island, San Diego, October 7, 2011

The United States and torture, Veterans for Peace – Hugh Thompson Memorial Chapter, San Diego, August 2, 2011

The Responsibility to Protect, World Affairs Council of Northern San Diego, County, Rancho Bernardo, July 28, 2011

Torture and Ethics, World Peace Through Law Section, Washington State Bar Association, Seattle, July 27, 2011

United States and Torture: Ethical Implications for Attorney Advice, Orange County MCLE Seminar & Reception; TJSL Alumni Association, Team Disney; Anaheim, June 18, 2011

The US and Torture, Bin Laden assassination, global politics, Black Mountain Democratic Club, San Diego (Mira Mesa), May 19, 2011

The Erosion of Miranda, Criminal Defense Lawyers Club, San Diego, April 13 2011

The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration, and Abuse, National Lawyers Guild, TJSL, April 12, 2011

International Law in the Libyan conflict, Teach-in: Revolution in the Arab World – Past, Present, Future, National Lawyers Guild and San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice, TJSL, April 9, 2011

The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration, and Abuse,  Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute, Oakland, CA, February 26, 2011

The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration, and Abuse, Annual Bill Susman Lecture, Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives & Veterans for Peace, War Memorial Building, San Francisco, CA, February 25, 2011

The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration, and Abuse, National Lawyers Guild, Bay Area Chapter and Hastings Chapter, Hastings Law School, San Francisco, CA, February 24, 2011

Are Citizens United Against the Supreme Court’s Citizens United Decision?, League of Women Voters and Common Cause, San Diego, February 22, 2011

Shall this House Now Withdraw from Afghanistan?, Oxford Union, Oxford, England (Jan. 21, 2010)

Teaching Ethics in Transformative Era: Lessons Learned from Yoo and bee, Society of American Law Teachers (SALT), Honolulu, HI, December 10, 2010

“Crimmigration”: The Intersection of Criminal Laws and Immigration panel in So Goes Arizona, So Goes the Nation? Immigration and Civil Rights in the 21st Century,  The Inaugural Symposium of the Columbia Journal of Race & Law, Columbia Law School, October 22, 2010

The Illegality of Torture & the Complicity of Lawyers, National Lawyers Guild, Bay Area Chapter, Berkeley, CA, October 15, 2010

Reckoning with Torture: Memos & Testimonies from the “War on Terror”, ACLU-Northern California, Boalt Alliance to Abolish Torture, National Lawyers Guild (Boalt Chapter), CodePink, World Can’t Wait, Progressive Democrats of America, UC Berkeley School of Law, Berkeley, Ca, October 15, 2010

Forum on Torture and the Law: Torture and Human Rights, Boalt Alliance to Abolish Torture & National Lawyers Guild, Boalt Chapter, UC Berkeley School of Law, Berkeley, CA, October 14, 2010

FBI raids on activists in Minneapolis and Chicago, San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice; Activist San Diego, San Diego Federal Building, September 30, 2010

Legal issues Surrounding Israel’s Attack on the Flotilla, National Lawyers Guild annual convention, New Orleans, September 24, 2010

The Reckoning - The Battle for the International Criminal Court, United Nations Association San Diego's Young Professionals for International Cooperation, Downtown Information Center at Horton Plaza, Jul. 17, 2010

Illegal Wars and Corporate War Profiteers, Earth is for People, Not Corporations; Election Fraud, The Undermining of Democracy in America, Peace & Democracy Action Group, First Unitarian Universalist Church; Endorsed by Common Cause (SD), P. A. C. E , Psephos, Sustainable Democracy Group , Activist San Diego , The United Nations Association, San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice, Unitarian Universalist Church, San Diego, Jul. 1, 2010

Torture and Anti-Torture Forum, Tackling Torture at the Top, Minneapolis, MN, Jun. 27, 2010

Achieving Justice for Vietnamese Victims of Agent Orange, Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Reconciliation Committee, US Social Forum, Detroit, MI, Jun. 23, 2010

US Political Prisoners: Leonard Peltier, Mumia Abu-Jamal & the Cuban 5, Chicago Committee to Free the Cuban 5, US Social Forum, Detroit, MI, Jun. 23, 2010

Obama's nuclear policy, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the Stockholm Appeal for Peace, Conference celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Stockholm Appeal for Peace, International Association of Democratic Lawyers,Paris, France, Jun 19, 2010

War and civil liberties in the United States (Keynote), Orange County Progressive Summit, Corona del Mar, CA, Jun. 12, 2010

Illegality of drone attacks, CODEPINK, Nevada Desert Experience, Peace Resource Center of San Diego, San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice, Activist San Diego, San Diego, CA, May 18, 2010

Torture and the American Republic, Progressive Christians Uniting, Pilgrim Place's World Affairs Forum, and the Pomona Valley Anti-Torture Task Force, supporting the work of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT), Claremont, CA, Apr. 23, 2010

Trading Civil Liberties for Apparent Security is a Bad Deal, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, Apr. 19, 2010

Empire, Veterans and the Road Home to Peace, Veterans for Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Military Families Speak Out, Gold Star Families Speak Out, and Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Ventura, CA, Apr. 17, 2010

Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent, Environmental Politics class, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, Apr.12, 2010

Torture and Accountability in the United States, American Constitution Society University of Florida Law School, Gainesville, FL, Apr. 9, 2010

Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent, Progressive Democrats of America & Democracy for America, San Diego, CA, Apr. 7, 2010

Illegality of the Af-Pak War, Veterans for Peace, San Diego, CA, Apr. 6, 2010

Bush Crimes and Accountability, International Law class in Politics Department, Pomona College, Claremont, CA, April 1, 2010

Crimes of the Bush Administration and Obama's Report Card, Democratic Foundation of Orange County, Costa Mesa, CA, Mar. 18, 2010

By Any Means Necessary: America's Tactics in the War on Terror, National Lawyers Guild, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Rethink Afghanistan, College Democrats, Muslim Students Association, Students for Justice in Palestine, San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice, Peace Resource Center of San Diego, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, Jan. 28, 2010

Teachable Moments: Academic Conferencing Amid Labor Struggle, Society of American Law Teachers (SALT), Honolulu, HI, December 11, 2010

State of the Movement and the Current Political Situation, US Human Rights Network, Miami, FL, Dec. 12, 2009

Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent, Make a Difference Week, Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, CA, Oct. 25, 2009

Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent, Courage to Resist (benefit), Oakland, CA, Oct. 25, 2009

Keeping the UN's Promise Alive, United Nations Day, United Nations Association San Diego, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA, Oct. 24, 2009

Accountability for Torture workshop - presentation and moderator, National Lawyers Guild Convention, Seattle, WA, Oct. 17, 2009

President's Address, National Lawyers Guild Convention, Seattle, WA, Oct. 15, 2009

Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent, Coffee Strong GI coffee house, near Ft. Lewis, Washington, Oct. 13, 2009

Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent, Book Soup, Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 4, 2009

Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent, National Lawyers Guild, New York City chapter, New York, NY, Aug. 7, 2009

Prosecuting war criminals from the Bush administration, Veterans for Peace national convention, Washington DC, Aug. 6, 2009

Agent Orange - strategies for compensating victims, Veterans for Peace National Convention, Washington DC, Aug. 5, 2009

Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent, Busboys and Poets, Washington D.C., Aug. 4, 2009

Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent, La Jolla Friends Meeting, San Diego, CA, Jul. 12, 2009

Bush Torture Policy and Accountability of Officials and Lawyers, Torture Accountability Rally, Washington DC, Jun. 25, 2009

Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent, report on International Tribunal of Conscience in Support of the Vietnamese Victims of Agent Orange, Paris, France, and International Association of Democratic Lawyers Congress, Hanoi, Vietnam, Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute, Oakland, CA, Jun. 18, 2009

Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent, report on International Tribunal of Conscience in Support of the Vietnamese Victims of Agent Orange, Paris, France, and International Association of Democratic Lawyers Congress, Hanoi, Vietnam, Modern Times Bookstore, San Francisco, CA, Jun. 17, 2009

Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent, report on International Tribunal of Conscience in Support of the Vietnamese Victims of Agent Orange, Paris, France, and International Association of Democratic Lawyers Congress, Hanoi, Vietnam, Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, Palo Alto, CA, Jun. 16, 2009

A History of U.S. Terrorism against Cuba, Congress of International Association of Democratic Lawyers, Hanoi, Vietnam, June 7, 2009

Poems from Guantanamo: Closing Guantanamo: Problems and Prospects, Peace and Democracy Action Group; International Museum of Human Rights of SD; National Lawyers Guild, Unitarian Universalist Church, San Diego, May 22, 2009

Foreign Policy in the Obama Administration: Looking Backward, Looking Forward, 40th anniversary reunion of Stanford Antiwar Movement (A3M), Stanford, CA, May 2, 2009

Trading Civil Liberties for Apparent Security is a Bad Deal, Human Impact on Environment class, UCSD, San Diego, CA, Apr 13, 2009

Trading Civil Liberties for Apparent Security is a Bad Deal, Rancho Bernardo Democratic Club, Rancho Bernardo, CA, Mar. 23, 2009

Sacrificing Civil Liberties for Apparent Security is a Bad Deal, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of California San Diego, Mar. 19, 2009

Advice to Activist on Community Organizing, Human Earth Rights, UCSD, Mar. 5, 2009

Trading Civil Liberties for Apparent Security is a Bad Deal, La Mesa-Foothills Democratic Club, La Mesa, CA, Feb 4, 2009

Civil Liberties for Civil Rights: Justifying Wartime Decline of Civil Liberties by a Gain of Civil Rights, Lincoln's Constitutionalism in Time of War: Lessons for the War on Terror?, 2009 Chapman Law Review Symposium, Chapman University School of Law, Jan 30, 2009

Liability of Lawyers for War Crimes, Society of American Law Teachers, Association of American Law Schools Conference, San Diego, CA, Jan 8, 2009

The Highest Aspiration: Looking Ahead on the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Co-sponsored by the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at University of San Diego's Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, International Museum of Human Rights at San Diego, United Nations Association and Voices of Women, Joan B. Kroc Institute, USD, Dec 10, 2008

Human Rights Under Bush and Obama, Human Rights Day, The Bishop's School, La Jolla, CA, Nov 10, 2008

Protecting Civil Liberties in the Next Administration, North Central Democratic Club, Rancho Bernardo, CA, Oct 27, 2008

Welcoming Address and Introduction of Keynote Speakers: Daniel Ellsberg and Grace Lee Boggs, National Lawyers Guild Convention, Marriott Renaissance Hotel, Detroit, MI, Oct 16, 2008

An Epidemic of Human Rights Violations, University of Toledo Law School, Toledo, OH, Oct 14, 2008

Wars, Elections, and the Economy: Empire at the Crossroads, Afghanistan (General Assembly), Sponsored by the San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice and the Chicano Studies Department at San Diego City College, San Diego City College, Oct 11, 2008

Wars, Elections, and the Economy: Empire at the Crossroads, Guantanamo (Workshop), Sponsored by the San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice and the Chicano Studies Department at San Diego City College, San Diego City College, Oct 11, 2008

(with Robert Scheer and Bruce Fein) Democracy in Distress, Common Cause, Museum of Contemporary Art, (Los Angeles, CA), Oct 1, 2008

(Delivered in Spanish) La Tortura de Presos en Cárceles Bajo la Jurisdicción de los Estados Unidos (The torture of Prisoners in Prisons Under the Jurisdiction of the United States), Derechos Humanos en América, (Human Rights in America) American Association of Jurists, (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Sep 29, 2008

Lawbreaking by the Bush Administration, National Lawyers Guild Student Chapter, Lewis and Clark Law School, Portland, OR, Sep 15, 2008

An Epidemic of Human Rights Violations, Peace and Justice Studies Association, Portland State University, Portland, OR, Sep 12, 2008

The Road to Guantanamo, Committee for World Democracy, Spring 2008 Political & Educational Film Series, UCSD, San Diego, CA, June 6, 2008

Voices of Conscience, The Women's Center, UCSD (San Diego, CA) April 28, 2008

Torture of Prisoners and Denial of Habeas Corpus, Muslim Students Association, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA, April 21, 2008

Cowboy Republic, National Lawyers Guild Far West Regional Conference, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA, Apr. 12, 2008

Impeachment 101, League of Women Voters, Orange Coast College, Huntington Beach, CA, Apr. 5, 2008

Lawbreaking by the Bush Administration, Fallbrook Democratic Club, Fallbrook, CA, Apr. 3, 2008

Guantanamo, Torture, and the Military Commissions, Veteran's For Peace, Church of Today, San Diego, CA, Apr. 1, 2008

Bush's War on the Rule of Law, National Lawyers Guild Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, Philadelphia, PA, Mar. 1, 2008

Bush's War on the Rule of Law, Lawyers Rights Watch Canada and University of British Columbia Continuing Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, Feb 23, 2008

Presidential Abuse of Power & What This Year's Election Portends, ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties, San Diego County Bar Association, San Diego, CA, Feb 8, 2008

Expansion of Executive Power and Closing Ceremony, A Question of Impeachment, The Culture Project, New York, NY, Dec. 17, 2007

Colorblind Injustice: Roberts Court Violates Affirmative Action Mandates in Race Convention, Civil Rights, Human Rights and Race: An Applied Legal Scholarship Symposium, Howard University Law School, Washington DC, Dec. 14, 2007

Cowboy Republic, Claremont Democratic Club, Claremont, CA, Dec. 7, 2007

Cowboy Republic, National Lawyers Guild Reception, Pittsburg, PA, Nov. 16, 2007

Six Ways the Bush Gang Has Defied the Law, Social Justice Monday Series, Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, CA, Nov. 12, 2007

Cowboy Republic, Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA, Nov. 10, 2007

Book Talks, Cowboy Republic, Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, Palo Alto, CA, Oct. 12, 2007

Book Talks, Cowboy Republic, Stanford Bookstore, Palo Alto, CA, Oct. 12, 2007

Cowboy Republic: Six Ways the Bush Gang Has Defied the Law, Friends of the La Jolla/Riford Library, La Jolla, CA, Sept. 30, 2007

Cowboy Republic: Six Ways the Bush Gang Has Defied the Law, Attorneys as Authors Special Speaker Series, S. D. County Public Law Library, San Diego, CA, Sept. 28, 2007

Cowboy Republic: Six Ways the Bush Gang Has Defied the Law, Progressive Grandmothers for Political Action, Remington Club, San Diego, CA, Sept. 25, 2007

Cowboy Republic: Six Ways the Bush Gang Has Defied the Law, La Jolla Democratic Club, La Jolla, CA, Sept. 23, 2007

Practicing Law in Bush's Cowboy Republic: Challenges to Progressive Lawyering, National Lawyers Guild, Connecticut Chapter, Quinnipiac University School of Law, Hamden, CT, Sept. 8, 2007

Crimes Against Humanity - The Bush Record, June 29, 2007

U.S. Social Forum, Atlanta, Georgia, June 28-29, 2007

War on Terror? What They Don't Tell You! The Case of the Cuban Five, June 28, 2007

Torture, Terror & Political Repression - COINTELPRO & Attica to Guantanamo & Patriot Act, June 28, 2007

Are Our Human Rights a Casualty of the War on Terror? Warrantless Surveillance, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, June 13, 2007

Are Our Human Rights a Casualty of the War on Terror? Guantánamo - Is It a Gulag?, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, June 6, 2007

Are Our Human Rights a Casualty of the War on Terror? Willful Killing and Summary Execution, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, May 30, 2007

Are Our Human Rights a Casualty of the War on Terror? Torture and Inhuman Treatment of Prisoners, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, May 2, 2007

Are Our Human Rights a Casualty of the War on Terror? The Legality of the Iraq War, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, Apr. 18, 2007

War On Terror? What They Don't Tell You, National Lawyers Guild, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA, Apr. 12, 2007

The War on Terror and the Rule of Law, International Association of Democratic Lawyers, Havana, Cuba, Apr. 2006

United States Military Policy and the Globalization of Poverty, Political Economy Days, Palomar College, San Diego, CA, Apr. 2006

The Party Line: Who's Listening to Your Phone Calls?, World Affairs Council, San Diego Chapter, San Diego, CA, Feb. 2006

U.S. Military Policy & the Globalization of Poverty, Poverty Law Section of the American Association of Law Schools, Washington, DC, Jan. 2006

International Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration, Riverside Church, New York, NY, Jan. 2006

U.S. Nuclear Policy: A History of Hypocrisy, World Affairs Council, North County Chapter, San Diego, CA, Dec. 2005

Delegations to Haiti, National Lawyers Guild Convention, Portland, OR, Oct. 2005

U.S. War of Aggression in Iraq, Women in Black rally, Portland, OR, Oct. 2005

Torture of Prisoners at Home and Abroad, National Lawyers Guild Convention, Portland, OR, Oct. 2005

What Precisely is International Law? A Primer on International Covenants and Treaties and Their Applicability to U.S. Law, National Lawyers Guild, Out of the Classroom - Into the Courtroom: How to Use International Law in Our Everyday Law Practices, Portland, OR, Oct. 2005

Criminal Liability for Torture of Prisoners in U.S. Custody in Iraq, Afghanistan & Guantanamo, World Affairs Council, North County Chapter, San Diego, CA, Oct. 2005

John Roberts and the Next Nominee for the Supreme Court, North County Democratic Club, San Diego, CA, Sept. 2005

Overview of the Historical Roots of the Iraq War, Antiwar Rally, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA, Sept. 2005

Supreme Court in the Balance, Southern California Americans for Democratic Action, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA, Aug. 2005

Vigil to Honor Victims of Nagasaki Bombing, Coalition for Peace and Justice, San Diego, CA, Aug. 2005

Featured guest, Military Resisters, The Rocio Show (in Spanish), Miami, FL, Jul. 2005

Leader, panel discussion following A Dramatic Reading: Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom, sponsored by Voices of Women, Amnesty International, International Museum of Human Rights in San Diego, Peace & Democracy Action Group of First UU Church, San Diego, CA, Jul. 2005

Commission Director and Presenter, The United Nations, International Organizations, and International Relations, International Association of Democratic Lawyers Congress, Paris, France, June 2005

Legal and Political Ramifications of Torture, Teach-in on Torture, UC Berkeley, Apr. 2005

Court-martial of Pablo Paredes, Pacifica Radio with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!, Apr. 2005

Nominations of John Bolton and John Negroponte, judicial nominees, Pacifica Radio with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!, Apr. 2005

Globalization and Terrorism, San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice rally against the Iraq war - 2 year anniversary, San Diego, CA, Mar. 2005

The United Nations & International Law, public television, San Diego, CA, Feb. 2005

Human Rights and the New World Order, American Association of Jurists, Porto Alegre, Brazil, Jan. 2005

Debate with USD law professor Michael Ramsey on Whether Military Tribunals violate Geneva Conventions, San Diego Inn of Court, San Diego, CA, Jan. 2005

Torture and International Law, UCSD English class, San Diego, CA, Dec. 2004

Human & Civil Rights at Home & Abroad, S.D. Coalition for Peace & Justice, San Diego, CA, Nov. 2004

Torture of Prisoners, World Affairs Council of North County, Rancho Bernardo, CA, Nov. 2004

The Iraq War and International Law, National Lawyers Guild convention, Birmingham, AL, Oct. 2004

War on Terror & Erosion of Civil Liberties, ACLU, National Lawyers Guild, ADC, San Diego, CA, Oct. 2004

Treatment of Prisoners, National Lawyers Guild, Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA, Sep. 2004

Ethical Issues in Surrogacy, UCSD Hospital Center Ethics Committee, UCSD Hospital Center, San Diego (August 25, 2014)

Diversity in Legal Academia, South Asian Bar Association, Los Angeles, CA (September 25, 2014)

Trajectory of a Law Professor, Michigan Journal of Race & Law 20th Anniversary Symposium, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI (September 19, 2014)

Trajectory of a Law Professor, University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law, Baltimore, MD (September 18, 2014)

The Ugly Truth about Legal Academia, New Legal Realism Conference, Irvine, CA (August 30, 2014)

The Ugly Truth about Legal Academia , South Asian Legal Academics Inaugural Workshop, Irvine, CA (August 1, 2014)

Intersectional Bias, O’Melveny & Myers, LLP, Los Angeles, CA (July 21, 2014)

Empirically Derived Compelling State Interests in Affirmative Action Jurisprudence, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT (March 26, 2014)

Racial Isolation & Diversity in Law School, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT (March 26, 2014)

Diversity in Legal Academia , The Case for Diversity and Affirmative Action in the Wake of Fisher and Schuette, University of California, Berkley, School of Law, Berkley, CA (March 3, 2014)

Empirically Derived Compelling State Interests, The Case for Diversity and Affirmative Action in the Wake of Fisher and Schuette, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Berkeley, CA (March 3, 2014)

The Future of Law School Diversity, AALS Annual Meeting, Presidential Workshop on Tomorrow’s Law Schools, panel on Law Professors of the Future, New York City (January 5, 2014)

Some Hypotheses for an Empirical Analysis of Law Faculty Diversity, Southern California Junior Faculty Workshop, California Western School of Law , Fullerton, CA (May 14, 2013)

Preliminary Findings from the Diversity in Legal Academia Project, Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice Symposium, Berkeley Law, Berkeley (March 8, 2013)

Innovations in Mixed-Method Empirical Research, AALS Annual Meeting, Law & the Social Sciences Panel, New Orleans (January 7, 2013)

Two Sides of a Coin: Safe Space and Segregation in Race/Ethnic-Specific Law Student Organizations , Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV (November 16, 2012)

Moderator, Panel on War, War Crimes, Refugees and Asylees, Symposium: Encountering Stereotypes, University of La Verne College of Law, Feb. 20, 2010

Legacies of Guilt: Law's Inability To Account for the Bystander-Witness to Persecution, School of Law, Swansea University, Wales, and Law and Humanities Institute, Rights, Ethics, Law and Literature International Colloquium, Swansea University, Swansea, Wales, UK, July 5-8, 2007

Bearing False Witness: Genocide and Narrative [Un]Reliability, Law and Humanities' Representation of the Holocaust, Genocide and other Human Rights Violations, San Diego, CA, Jan. 2005

Pursuing Excellence: Diversity In Higher Education, Women & the Law Conference, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA (February 5, 2016)

School To Prison Pipeline & The Prison Industrial Complex, Race, Poverty & Mass Incarceration, University of San Francisco School of Law, USD Law and the Western Regional BLSA , University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego (January 10, 2016)

Challenging Adequacy Notions in School Finance, Education Summit, National Bar Association, Washington University School of Law at St. Louis, St Louis, MO (April 24, 2015)

National Bar Association Education Summit, Washington University School of Law at St. Louis, St. Louis, MO (March 10, 2015)

The More Things Change…: Exploring Solutions to Persisting Discrimination in Legal Academia, AALS Cross-Cutting Program, Washing, D.C. (January 29, 2015)

Dismantling the School To Prison Pipeline, School to Prison Pipeline Roundtable, KPBS Radio & the Anti-Defamation League, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego (September 19, 2014)

The 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, UMKC Law School, in conjunction with Michigan State Law School , Kansas City, MO (April 11, 2014)

The CLIMB Mentorship Pipeline Project: A Response To The School-To-Prison Pipeline Crisis, Public Interest Law Foundation, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA (November 14, 2012)

The First Amendment & the School House, 40 Years of Landmark School Speech Cases: Through the Eyes of Those Who Were There, UMKC Law School, Kansas City, MO (September 20, 2012)

Faculty Guest Speaker, CLIMB Program, Crawford Legal Institute Mentorship Bond Program, Crawford High School, San Diego, CA (March 29, 2012)

Race to the Top Initiative, Washington University Law School, St. Louis, MO (March 21, 2012)

The elimination of bias in the practice of law, California Foothills Bar Association , El Cajon, CA (January 9, 2012)

The Pipeline: An Examination of Minority Male Recruitment and Retention in U.S. Law Schools, Black Male Initiative, City University of New York School of Law, Flushing, NY, Mar 26 - 27, 2009

Educational Finance and Funding, A New Wave of School Finance, Temple University Beasley School of Law, Mid-Atlantic People of Color Conference, Philadelphia, PA, Jan 24, 2009

Education and the Economy, Discriminatory School Resource Allocation in PICS v. Seattle School District No. 1, Northeast People of Color Conference, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA, Sept 25, 2008

Racial Discrimination and Accountability in U.S. Public Education: A Closer Look at the Nation's Compliance Under The Convention for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Treaty, Law and Society Conference, Montreal, Canada, 2008

Brown Undone? The Future of Integration in Seattle after PICS v. SSD No. 1, Seattle University School of Law, Achieving Racial Diversity in the Classroom after PICS c. SSD In A Legal and Socially Responsible Manner, 2008

Center for Constitutional and Humanitarian Law, American University College of Law, panel entitled Discrimination in Public Education: Intent v. Impact?, Discrimination in The Discriminatory Impact of U.S. Education Law on the Human Rights of Racial Minorities: Who's Really Being Left Behind?, 2007

School Transfers, Charter Schools and School Funding, invited at the University of Toledo School of Law, Jan. 29, 2007

African American Charter Schools, Robin Hood & The No Child Left Behind Act: A Triple Entendre in the Battle For Educational Equality, presented at Florida A&M University College of Law, Jan. 10, 2007

2007 AALS Annual Education Law Section Panel, conceived, organized, moderated and panelists selected by Maurice Dyson, The Assault on Academic Freedom in the Academy: Exploring the Intersectionalities of Race, Religion and Gender in Higher Education, co-sponsored in conjunction with the Section on Minority Groups, Jan. 4, 2007

Charter Schools, the No Child Left Behind Act: Avenues for Reform, presented at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Dec. 12, 2006

Choice & The Illusion of Choice, Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, IN (December 14, 2006)

Reinforcing School Choice Provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act: Possible Solutions for Systematic Reform, presented at Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, Dec. 8, 2006

The No Child Left Behind Act & Wealth Recapture, presented at Drexel University College of Law, Oct. 20, 2006

2006 AALS Speaker: The Clash of the Titans: (Section on Education Law, Washington, D.C.)

2006 Annual AALS Minority Groups Section Panel, The Fate of Minority Inter-Group Collaboration or Conflict, conceived, organized, moderated and panelists selected by Maurice Dyson (invited speaker for January 2006, Section on Education Law)

The Role of Education In The Poor People's Campaign, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX (January 22, 2005)

Educational Experts: School Finance & Legislative Issues: A Talk With SMU Prof. Maurice Dyson, 2005

2nd Northeast Regional People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference: America, Race, and Law at the Crossroads, Hosted at The George Washington University Law School, Oct. 2004

Opportunity To Learn discussing Dyson, Leave No Child Behind: Normative Proposals To Link Educational Adequacy Claims To High Stakes Assessment Challenges, sponsored by the University of California at Berkeley and the Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, Oct. 2003

Critical Race Theory Workshop, American University Washington College of Law sponsored by Darren Hutchinson, Pamela Bridgewater, Devon Carbado, Letti Volp and others, Apr. 2003

School Funding and Educational Ultimatums: A Look At School Funding Implications For Public School Accountability, presented at The Educational Funding Deficit, sponsored by the University of Connecticut Law School & the University of Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal, Apr. 2002

Finance and Educational Ultimatums: A Look At School Funding Implications For Public School Accountability, Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal, 2002 symposium

“Flipping the Classroom” using Blackboard, Blackboard’s CaliBUG 2013 , Southwestern College , San Diego, CA (October 11, 2013), available at http://www.tjsl.edu/news-media/2013/10595

Optimal Online Delivery of Courses, American Bar Association’sWorking Group for Distance Education in Legal Education , Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA (September 13, 2013), available at http://www.tjsl.edu/news-media/2012/7467

Faculty Representative Speaker, Dedication of Thomas Jefferson School of Law building, Balboa Theater, San Diego, CA (February 8, 2013)

Commencement Address, Thomas Jefferson School of Law graduation ceremony, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA (December 16, 2011)

Keynote Address, Attorney General of Brazil’s (Advogado-Geral da União) Fifth Workshop on Brazilian Federal Advocacy, Convention Center Ulysses Guimaraes, Brasilia, Brazil (September 12, 2011)

Tort Reform, UCSD Institute for Continued Learning, San Diego, CA, May 2005

The Need for LGBT Employment Laws, Whittier Law School Conference on Employment Law, Bargaining Power, and the Gap , Whittier Law School , Costa Mesa, CA (November 7, 2014)

Advancing the Intersex (DSD) Movement Through the Courts, National LGBT Bar Association Lavender Law Conference, San Francisco, CA (August 24, 2013)

Plenary Speaker, Still to Come: Looking Forward to the Next 25 Years, National LGBT Bar Association Lavender Law Conference, San Francisco, CA (August 24, 2013)

Same-Sex Marriage: Recent Judicial and Legislative Developments, Osher Institute, UCSD, San Diego, CA (June 6, 2013)

The Intersex (DSD) Movement: Developing Legal and Extra-Legal Strategies, The National LGBT Bar Association Lavender Law Conference, Washington D.C. (August 24, 2012)

Current Issues in the Intersex Community, San Diego Psych-Law Society, San Diego, CA (July 27, 2012)

Legal Challenges Confronting the Intersex Community, The National LGBT Bar Association National Call-In, (April 5, 2012)
(Available at http://www.lgbtbar.org/resources/lecture-series/)

Intersexuality and the Law: Why Sex Matters, Faculty Colloquium Series, University of New Mexico Law School, Albuquerque, NM (March 4, 2012)

Intersexuality and the Law: Why Sex Matters, Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, CA (February 2, 2012)

Developing Legal Framework and Building Effective Alliances to Advance the Healthcare Needs of People with an Intersex Condition, LGBT Identity and the Law Conference, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA, October 21, 2011

Revisiting Disability Frameworks, National LGBT Conference, Hollywood, CA, September 2011

Same-Sex Marriage:  Past, Present, and Future, The Osher Institute at University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, August 4, 2010

Putting T Issues Front and Center, National LGBT Conference, Miami Beach, FL, August 2010

New Legal Strategies for Challenging the Medical Treatment of Children with an Intersex Condition, National LGBT Conference, Miami Beach, FL. August 2010

Transgender Legal Issues Through an Intersex Lens, Transgender Law Institute, Miami Beach, FL, August 2010

The Intersectionality of the Body, Fourth Annual UCLA Critical Race Studies Conference, Intersectionality: Challenging Theory, Reframing Politics, Transforming Movements, Los Angeles, CA, March 2010

Inside Insights into Transgender Law, Foothills Bar Association, January 11, 2010

Gender, Race and Athletics: Caster Semenya and the Politics of Sex Determination, John M. Langston Bar Association, Los Angeles, CA, Dec. 2010

Moderator, California Proposition 8: New Strategies for the Same-Sex Marriage Debate, San Diego Historical Society, July 30, 2009

To Add or Not to Add the "I" to GLBTQ: What does it mean to the Intersex Community?, The Global Arc of Justice: Sexual Orientation Around the World, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, March 13, 2009

Rhetoric and Relevance: An Investigation into the Present and Future of Feminist Legal Theory, University of Michigan Law School, Feb. 13, 2009

Incorporating Intersexuality Issues into the Law School Curriculum, American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, Jan 7, 2009

Sister State Recognition of Sex Determination Rulings, National Transgender Roundtable, Washington, DC, Dec 12, 2008

Pleary Session Moderator, Legal Issues Facing the LGBT Community 2008-2012, Lavender Law Conference, San Francisco, CA, Sept. 2008

Intersex Infants and Elective Genitoplasty: Issues of Consent, Lavender Law Conference, San Francisco, CA, Sept. 2008

Speech in the Culture Wars, Lavender Law Conference, Chicago, IL, Sept. 2007

Dismantling or De-emphasizing Gender?: The Radical (or not) Agenda of the Transgender Rights Movement, Lavender Law Conference, Chicago, IL, Sept. 2007

Sex Matters, University of Keele, Keele, England, June 2007

Feminist and Queer Social Justice Movements, Kent University, Canterbury, England, May 2007

Cutting-Edge Sex Discrimination Issues: Inside Insights into Transgender Law, San Diego County Bar Association, San Diego, CA, Dec. 2006

Intersexuality and the Law, American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., Jan. 2006

FAIR v. Rumsfeld and the Constitutionality of the Solomon Amendment, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA, Nov. 2005

Plenary Speaker: Marriage, Civil Unions, Domestic Partnerships and Other Family Structures in a Mobile Society, Lavender Law Conference, San Diego, CA, Oct. 2005

Intersex Legal Issues, Lavender Law Conference, San Diego, CA, Oct. 2005

International Legal Developments Protecting the Autonomy Rights of Sexual Minorities, Nice Law School, Nice, France, July 2005

International Developments in the Medical Management of Intersexuality and the Doctrine of Informed Consent, XXIX International Congress on Law and Mental Health, Paris, France, July 2005

Keynote Address, Intersex and Intrasex Debates: Building Alliances to Challenge Sex Discrimination, Cardozo Law School, New York, N.Y. Feb. 2005

Transglobal Transformation Through Transgender Theory, Fifth Annual Women and the Law Conference: The Global Impact of Feminist Legal Theory, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA, Feb. 2005

You Can’t Take it with You: Constitutional Limitations on Interstate Identity Rulings, The Williams Project and UCLA Faculty Colloquium, Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 2004

When is a Same-Sex Marriage Legal?, The Implications of Lawrence and Goodridge for Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage and for the Validity of DOMA Conference, Catholic University, Washington, D.C., May 2004

Sex Determinations and Same Sex Marriages: Will They Be Entitled to Full Faith and Credit?, Law and Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, May 2004

Beyond Equality and Liberty: Full Faith and Credit and DOMA Applied to Same Sex Marriages and Sexual Identity, Law and Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, May 2004

Same-sex Marriage: What is Missing from the Debate?, University of San Diego, Department of Sociology, University of San Diego, Mar. 2004

Speaker, Academic Boot Camp, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA, Apr. 2010

Presenter, Copyright, Clearance and Independent Film Production, Phoenix Film Festival, Phoenix, AZ, Apr. 2010

Speaker, Critical Race Theory and Intellectual Property, UCLA Law School Conference on Intersectionality, Los Angeles, CA, Apr. 2010

Speaker, Admitted Students Day, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA, Mar. 2010

Organized/Moderated, Film Clearance Panel, San Diego Black Film Festival, San Diego, CA, Mar. 2010

Speaker, Common Law Contracts and Black Rock and Blues Artists, Contracts Conference, University of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, Jan. 2010

Panelist, Intellectual Property Roundtable at the Daily Transcript, San Diego, CA, Jan. 2010

Speaker, Trademarks: A Primer for High Tech Executives, Mintz Levin Law Firm, San Diego, CA, Dec. 2009

Organized/Hosted, Salute to TJSL Veterans, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA, Nov. 2009

Produced/Hosted, Pay No Attention to the Man behind the Curtain: Ending the Cycle of Abuse Hidden behind the Curtain of the Military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” Policy (with Center for Law and Social Justice and Diana Mryolen), San Diego, CA, Nov. 2009

Produced/Moderated/Hosted, An Evening with Stars: All-Stars of Entertainment (with Entertainment Law Society and Victor Tsoi), San Diego, CA, Nov. 2009

Commentator, U.S. Intellectual History Conference, New York City, NY, Nov. 2009

Keynote Speaker, Trademark Overreaching and Artistic Expression, Paralegal Association on Intellectual Property, San Diego, CA, Oct. 2009

Speaker, ACLU Constitution Day, High Tech High School, San Diego, CA, Sept. 2009

Copyright, Innovation and the Treatment of Black Artists—from the Blues to Hip-Hop, Entertainment Law Section, National Bar Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, Aug. 2009

Abusive Trademark Litigation: Caging the Trademark Monster, Thompson Compumark- Telling Your Client “No,” webinar, June 2009

African-American Cultural Production and Artist-Centered Models of IP Protection, Keynote Presenter, National Intellectual Property Empowerment Summit, Howard University Law School, Washington, D.C., Mar. 2009

Women as Global Consumers, Organized and Moderated, Women in Technology International (“WITI”), San Diego, CA, Feb. 2009

Martin Luther King All Community Learning Day, Dor Hadash Synagogue, San Diego, CA, Jan. 2009

Unconscionable Contracts: From Cruise Ship to Motion Picture Contracts, Keynote Speaker, National Contract Management Association, San Diego, CA, Jan. 2009

Trademark Bullies and Abusive Trademark Litigation, Keynote Speaker, 26th Annual National CLE Conference, Vail, CO, Jan 2009

High Tech Middle School on ACLU, Presenter, High Tech Middle Media Arts School, San Diego, CA, Sept. 2008

Trends in Digital Distribution, Production and Advertising, Organizer and Moderator, High-Tech Consortium of Southern California, San Diego, CA, Sept. 2008

What is Entertainment Law, Organizer and Presenter, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA Sept. 2008

IP at the Intersection of Gender and Race, Presenter, 5th Annual IP/Gender Conference, American University School of Law, Washington, D.C. Apr. 2008

Copyright Law and Originality- Lessons from the Blues, Hosier Distinguished Speaker, DePaul University School of Law, Chicago, IL, Mar. 2008

Intellectual Property Expansion and the Right of Publicity, Presenter, 10th Annual Chapman Law Review Symposium, Chapman Law School, Orange, CA, Feb. 2008

Revisiting Abusive Trademark Litigation in the Context of Expressive Works, Creators vs Consumers: The Rhetoric, Reality & Reformation of Intellectual Property Law & Policy Conference, Syracuse University Law School, Syracuse, NY, Oct. 26, 2007

Black Cultural Appropriation, Indigenous Theft and Feminist Critiques of Intellectual Property, LatCrit 12th Annual Conference, Florida International University College of Law, Miami Beach, FL, Oct. 6, 2007

Intellectual Property at the Intersection of Race and Gender - or “Lady Sings the Blues,” Intellectual Property Scholar’s Conference, Depaul University Law School, Chicago, IL, Aug. 2007

Copynorms, the Blues and the Crisis of Copyright Law: How Socio-Economic Theory Can Inform Copyright Reform, AALS Section on Socio-Economics, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., Jan. 2007

Contract Making, Breaking and Damages Hollywood Style, National Contract Management Association, San Diego Chapter, San Diego, CA, Nov. 2006

Black Cultural Appropriation as a Violation of International Norms of Intellectual Property, International Law Association, American Branch, New York, NY, Oct. 2006

Stereotyping and Cultural Devaluation as a Moral Rights Violation, Association of American Law Schools (AALS),Workshop on Intellectual Property, Panel on Moral Rights, Vancouver, Canada, June 2006

Recent Developments in Trademark Law: Apple Computer vs. the Beatles Apple Label, San Diego County Bar Association, Entertainment Law Section, San Diego, CA, May 2006

How to Build a Great Law School, New Student Open House, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA, Apr. 2006

Remedies and Reparations for Intellectual Property Deprivations, Western People of Color Conference, California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA, Apr. 2006

Black Artistic Production and the Case for Reparations for Intellectual Property Deprivations, Taking Reparations Seriously, Scholarly Conference, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA, Mar. 2006

Copynorms, Digital Copyright Infringement and Black Music Appropriation, AALS, Washington, DC, Jan. 2006

RIAA Filesharing Lawsuits and Devenses to Copyright Infringement, UCSD, San Diego, CA, Nov. 2005

Using Patent Law Standards to Inform the Law of Ideas, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Patent Law Conference at Qualcomm Corp., San Diego, CA, Nov. 2005

Copyright in the Digital Age, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 2005

Defenses to Copyright Infringement for Online File Sharing, UCSD, San Diego, CA, Apr 2005

African-American Reparations and Intellectual Property, Michigan State College of Law, East Lansing, MI, Feb. 2005

So You Want to be an Entertainment Lawyer? Strategies for Breaking Into the Industry, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA, Jan. 2005

Organized and Moderated, The Uncertain Future of the Music Industry, TJSL Alumni Event, San Diego, CA, Oct. 2004

Careers in Entertainment Law, Martin Luther King High School, Manhattan, NY, Oct. 2004

Copyright Infringement and Rap Music Production, Youth Workshop on Hip-Hop and Music Industry, Grassroots Artists Movement, Manhattan, NY, Oct. 2004

Teaching Psychology to Law Students, Psychology of Persuasion Conference, Wyoming Law School, Laramie, Wyoming (September 20, 2015)

Teaching Psychology to Law Students to Make Them “Practice Ready”, Psychology of Persuasion, University of Wyoming College of Law, Laramie, Wyoming (September 19, 2015)

Getting Students Psyched: Using Psychology to Make Law Students "Practice Ready."
Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, Gonzaga Law School, Spokane, Washington (June 16, 2015)

Getting Students Psyched: Using Psychology to Make Law Students "Practice Ready", Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, , Gonzaga Law School, Spokane, Washington (June 16, 2015)

The Science of Credibility: Who Do We Believe and Why, National Association of Woman Judges, San Diego, California (October 17, 2014)

Supreme Court Preview 2014-15 Term, San Diego Chapter of the Federalist Society Constitution Day, California Western School of Law, San Diego, California (September 17, 2014)

Teaching Relational Competencies and Emotional Intelligence, Law and Psychology Conference, University of Nevada Law School, Las Vegas, Nevada (February 21, 2014)

Campaign Finance: The Past, the Present, and the Future, The Federalist Society, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California (November 14, 2013)

Freedom To Write: A Panel Discussion on Philosophy And Practice, The PEN Center USA, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California (October 1, 2013)

The Intersex (DSD) Movement: Developing Legal and Extra-Legal Strategies, The National LGBT Bar Association, Lavender Law Conference, Washington D.C. (August 24, 2012)

The Author’s Perspective, Author-Board Relations Panel, National Conference of Law Reviews, San Diego, CA (April 12, 2011)

Constitutional Issues in the Health Care Act, American Constitution Society, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA (October 22, 2010)

Cognitive Bias and Judicial Decision Making, National Association of Administrative Law Judges, Annual Conference, Pepperdine Law School, Malibu Law School, October, 2010

My Body, My Bedroom: A Peek at the Privacy Doctrine from Contraception to Sex Toys, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, January, 2010

Criminalization of Pregnancy, University of San Diego, San Diego, November 2009

Revisiting Disability Frames, Lavender Law Annual Conference, Brooklyn, New York, September, 2009

Whose Views Count in Discerning What is Just? Chair and Discussant, Law and Society Conference, Denver, Colorado, May, 2009

What Reproductive Choices Does the Constitution Protect? American Constitution Society, San Diego, CA, May, 2009

Understanding Cognitive Bias in the Legal Profession, Elimination of Bias Guest Lecture, Minnesota Bar Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 2009  

The Lessons Feminist Legal Theorists Can Learn from Intersex and Transgender Jurisprudence, Michigan Feminist Theory Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan, February 2009

Bias in the Courtroom: Beyond Intentional Discrimination, Lavender Law Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, Sep 2008

Family Law and Psychology, Nice Law School, Nice, France, July 2008

Thinking Globally - Is it Possible?: A Psychological Perspective, Nice Law School, Nice, France, July 2008

A Therapeutic Approach to Law School, Therapeutic Jurisprudence Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 2008

Brain Science 101: Bringing the Delphic Oracle to Law School, Humanizing Legal Education Symposium, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, KS, Oct. 20, 2007

Bias: Theory and Practice, Lavender Law Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, Sept. 7, 2007

Bottled Happiness: Confronting Prescription Drug Advertising and the Desire to Believe, International Association of Law and Mental Health, Padua, Italy, June 26, 2007

It's All in the Framing: Structuring Constitutional Law Claims to Advance LGBT Rights, Lavender Law Conference, Washington, D.C., Sept. 2006

Constitutional Consequences: Transgender Marriage Law, Lavender Law Conference, San Diego, CA, Oct. 2005

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Balancing Medical Training and Patient Privacy, UCSD Medical School, La Jolla, CA, June 2005

Transglobal Transformation Through Transgender Theory, Fifth Annual Women and the Law Conference: The Global Impact of Feminist Legal Theory, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA, Feb. 2005

You Can’t Take it with You: Constitutional Limitations on Interstate Identity Rulings, The Williams Project and UCLA Faculty Colloquium, Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 2004

Sex Determinations and Same Sex Marriages: Will They Be Entitled to Full Faith and Credit?, Law and Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, May 2004

Key Note Speaker, Seattle Journal for Environmental Law Annual Banquet and Volume Launch, Seattle Law School, Seattle, WA (April 16, 2015)

"Death by Plastic," Seattle University Sullivan Leadership Day, Seattle University, Seattle, WA (January 19, 2013)

Moderator, Wind, Water, Weather & Endangered Species Act, ABA's 20th Fall Section Meeting on Environmental, Energy, and Resources Law, Austin, TX, October 11, 2012

An invited speaker at a Professors' Workshop titled: Curriculum Adaptation: Teaching Environmental Law in an Era of Climate Change and Other Global Challenges, Pace Law School, New York

Introduction to Legal Analysis and Writing in the United States, UCSD English Language Program, San Diego, CA, Dec. 2004

Panel Moderator, The Endangered Species Act at 30, Conference at Lewis & Clark School of Law, Portland, OR, 2004

Corrupting Touch and Fallen Avatars: Unearthing Folk Theories of Sexuality Where the Laws of Prostitution and Pornographic Acting Intersect, CrimFest 2014, Rutgers School of Law - Newark, Newark, NJ (July 22, 2014)

Excuses in Exile, ABA Criminal Justice Section Annual Institute, Scholarship Roundtable, Washington, DC (October 31, 2013)

Mitigation as the Unconscious of the Criminal Law, AALS Midyear Conference, Criminal Justice Section, Works-In-Progress Panel, San Diego, CA (June 12, 2013)

Zimmerman / Martin, Stand Your Ground Panel, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA (April 4, 2012)

Does Situationist Psychology Have Radical Implications For Criminal Responsibility? Texas Junior Scholarship Workshop, Texas Wesleyan School of Law, August 2007

The Secret Politics of the Compatibilist Criminal Law, University of Chicago Scholarship Workshop Class, Nov. 2006

The Challenges of International Criminal Justice: Case Study – Kenya & the International Criminal Court , Osher Institute, University of California, San Diego, CA (February 18, 2014)

The Impact of States Parties’ Reservations to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, Symposium on Whether the United States Should Become a Party to the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, MI (November 8, 2013)

The Convoluted Road to Trial: The ICC Kenyatta Case , International Law Weekend – Midwest, The Legal Challenges of Globalization: A View from the Heartland, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, St. Louis, MO (September 20, 2013)

Prosecuting Human Rights Violations: Case Study – Kenya & the International Criminal Court, Campaigning for Human Rights, La Jolla Library, La Jolla, CA (December 4, 2012)

Sabbatical Presentation: International Criminal Court Experience, Faculty Development Committee, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA (October 1, 2012)

The International Criminal Court & Africa, Africa Today with Walter Turner, KPFA, Berkeley, CA, Aug. 1, 2011.  (Available at http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/72049)

Reconciling Peace and Justice, Whittier International Human Rights Speaker Series, Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, CA, Mar. 24, 2009

The 2009 Santa Clara Journal of International Law Symposium: The Future of International Criminal Justice, Santa Clara Journal of International Law; Center for the Global Law and Policy; American Society of International Law, Santa Clara Law School , Santa Clara, CA, Mar. 13 - 14, 2009

International Human Rights & the U.S. Abolition of the Death Penalty, Challenges for Children's Rights Symposium, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA (March 2, 2007)

International Law & Interrogations, Chapman Law Review Symposium 2007 - Miranda at 40, Chapman University School of Law, Orange, CA (January 26, 2007)

Using International Human Rights Law in U.S. Courts: Lessons from the Campaign against the Juvenile Death Penalty, San Diego County Public Law Library Special Events - Attorneys as Authors Series, San Diego County Public Law Library, San Diego, CA (September 15, 2006)

Victims’ Reparations in International Law, World Affairs Council, Rancho Bernardo, CA, June 15, 2006

Legal Research & the Google Generation: Update from Cyberspace (with Prof. Ben Templin; co-presenters Prof. Susan Sullivan and Mary Ann Neary), Twelfth Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute, Atlanta, GA, June 9, 2006

Seeking Justice at the International Criminal Court: Victims’ Reparations, Conference on Taking Reparations Seriously, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA, Mar. 19, 2006

Moderator, Guantanomo Debate: Professor Cohn vs. WestPoint Professor Margaret Stock, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA, Sept. 7, 2005

International Human Rights Law: Hot Topics, UCSD English Language Institute, San Diego, CA, Mar. 2005

Introduction to Legal Analysis and Writing in the United States, UCSD English Language Program, San Diego, CA, Dec. 2004

The Work of the International Criminal Court Begins: Investigating International Crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo & Uganda, World Affairs Council, Rancho Bernardo, CA, Oct. 14, 2004

The Creation of the International Criminal Court, World Affairs Council, Rancho Bernardo, CA, Mar. 2004

Lessons Learned: Marijuana Legalization Roundtable Discussion, University of Denver School of Law, Denver, Colorado (February 10, 2014)

Overinclusiveness and Drug Possession, The Association of American Law Schools Annual Conference, New York, New York (January 5, 2014)

Drug Truce, American Constitution Society, University of La Verne College of Law, Ontario, California (November 5, 2013)

A Discussion About the War on Drugs (dialogue with former Office of National Drug Control Policy Senior Advisor, Kevin A. Sabet), Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California (September 24, 2013)

Drug Truce, American Constitution Society, University of Maine School of Law, Portland, Maine (September 6, 2013)

Drug War Deserters, Alcohol and Drugs History Society Conference: Under Control?, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, England (June 23, 2013)

Drug Truce, Law & Society Association Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts (May 30, 2013)

The Federal Response to State Marijuana Legalization: Room for Compromise?, University of Oregon Law Review Symposium, University of Oregon , Eugene, Oregon (April 19, 2013)

Introductory Remarks, American Constitution Society Convening of Scholars on Marijuana Legalization and Federalism, Washington, D.C. (April 11, 2013)

Drug Truce, American Constitution Society , Columbia Law School, New York, New York (April 4, 2013)

What Happens When “Legalize It” Moves From Slogan to State Law? , American Constitution Society, NYU School of Law, New York, New York (April 4, 2013)

Foreign Policy and Drug Decriminalization, San Diego World Affairs Council , San Diego (March 21, 2013)

What Happens When “Legalize It” Moves From Slogan to State Law?, The Association of American Law Schools Annual Conference, , New Orleans, Louisiana (January 5, 2013)

Drug War Deserters, International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law Conference, Washington, D.C. (October 25, 2012)

Why Rescheduling Marijuana Will Not Solve the Conflict Between State and Federal Law, American Constitution Society, University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia (October 15, 2012)

Drug Truce, American Constitution Society, Drexel University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (October 8, 2012)

Student Drug Testing and the Law: An Overview, Students for Sensible Drug Policy Annual Conference, Denver, CO (March 26, 2012)

Medical Marijuana Prosecutions Under the Obama Administration, American Constitution Society, University of Idaho College of Law, Moscow, Idaho (March 25, 2012)

State Medical Marijuana Laws and the Federal Response (keynote address), Journal of Medicine and Law Symposium, Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, MI (February 24, 2012)

Drug Truce, American Constitution Society, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan (February 23, 2012)

Drug Truce, American Constitution Society, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI (February 23, 2012)

A Question of Integrity: Politics, Ethics, and the Supreme Court, California Common Cause, San Diego, CA (February 4, 2012)

Prosecutorial Ethics and Medical Marijuana Law, Denver Law Review Symposium on Marijuana at the Crossroads, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, CO (January 27, 2012)

Administrative Drug Courts, American Bar Association and American Association of Law Schools Reducing Reliance on Incarceration works-in-progress workshop , The Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel, Washington, D.C. (October 27, 2011)

Federal Drug Enforcement Grants and the “Corrections Free Lunch” , International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law 24th International Conference, Ottawa, Canada (August 11, 2011)

The Rule of Law and Coercive Drug Treatment: Reflections on Three Approaches, International Conference on Chinese Rule of Law, Guanghua Law School of Zhejiang University, China Rule of Law Research Institute, Hangzhou, China (May 27, 2011)

Drug Laws in Transition: Further Thoughts on Federal Drug Laws in an Age of State Reforms, David A. Clarke School of Law Symposium on the War on Drugs, University of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C. (March 24, 2011)

Juggalos to Phish-heads: Managing Fanatical Music Consumers, SXSW 2011, Austin, TX (March 16, 2011)

A Crime Omitted: Why Are Drug Crimes Missing From The Law School Curriculum?, Southwest/West Junior Faculty Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona (March 14, 2011)

War of Weeds: A Discussion of California’s Medical Marijuana Laws, War of Weeds: A Discussion of California’s Medical Marijuana Laws, South Asian Bar Association of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (April 13, 2011)

A Crime Omitted: Why Are Drug Crimes Missing From The Law School Curriculum?, Society for American Law Teachers conference on Teaching in a Transformative Era , University of Hawaii Richard S. Richardson School of Law, Honolulu, HI (December 11, 2010)

Should California Legalize Marijuana?, Queen Bees Art and Cultural Center, San Diego, CA (October 25, 2010)

Should California Legalize Marijuana?, Association for Criminal Justice Research Fall Conference, Huntington Beach, CA (October 21, 2010)

Should California Legalize Marijuana?, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA (October 20, 2010)

The Legal Implications of Proposition 19, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA (October 16, 2010)

The Legal Implications of Proposition 19, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA (October 15, 2010)

Should California Legalize Marijuana?, University of San Diego Trans-Border, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA (October 14, 2010)

Should California Legalize Marijuana?, Association for Criminal Justice Research Fall Conference, Rotary Club of Escondido, Escondido, CA (October 12, 2010)

Drug Crimes and Wrongful Convictions, Texas Wesleyan Law Review Exoneration Symposium, Texas Wesleyan School of Law, Fort Worth, TX (October 8, 2010)

The Legal Implications of Proposition 19, Voluntary Committee of Lawyers Forum, San Francisco, CA, August 6, 2010

The Controlled Substances Act After Forty Years, Law & Society Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, May 29, 2010

Why Hasn't the Record Industry Sued Girl Talk, SXSW 2010, Austin, TX, March 18, 2010

The Secret Agenda of the Facial and As-Applied Challenges Doctrine, Southwest/West Junior Faculty Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, March 15, 2010

The Controlled Substances Act After Forty Years, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, February 24, 2010

Federalism Implications of Taxing and Regulating Marijuana in CA, University of CA Hastings College of Law, San Francisco, CA, February 22, 2010

Options for Reforming Federal Drug Laws: Moving Beyond the Legalization Debate, Chapman Law Review symposium on Drug War Madness: Policies, Borders, and Corruption, Orange, CA, January 29, 2010

Drug Policy and the Constitution, University of CA San Diego, San Diego, CA, January 12, 2010

Medical Marijuana: Patients' Rights and Access, 2009 International Drug Policy Reform Conference, Albuquerque, NM, November 12, 2009

The Economics of Addiction: Should States Consider Drug Decriminalization?, University of Chicago Legal Forum symposium on Crime, Criminal Law, and the Recession, Chicago, IL, October 24, 2009

Medical Marijuana Collectives in CA: Where Does the Law Stand?, Loyola Law American Civil Liberties Union, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA, October 20, 2009

Regulating Medical Marijuana in San Diego, Rotary Club of San Diego January 27, 2010; American Constitution Society and San Diego Historical Society, San Diego, CA, September 24, 2009

The Nuts and Bolts of CA Medical Marijuana Laws, National Lawyers Guild of San Diego, CA Western School of Law, San Diego, CA, September 17, 2009

From Prohibition to Regulation: Perspectives on Marijuana Policy, American Constitution Society Sacramento Lawyers Chapter Panel Discussion, Sacramento, CA, August 25, 2009

Victims or Villains?: Young People and the War on Drugs in the United States, 5th International Conference on the History of Drugs and Alcohol: The Pathways to Prohibition, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, June 28, 2009

Young People, Race and the Rise of Modern Drug Prohibition, Law & Society Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, May 28, 2009

Drug Testing, Drug-related Speech, and the Constitution, Students for Sensible Drug Policy Midwest Regional Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, April 5, 2009

The Implications of Fisher v. University of Texas on Workplace Affirmative Action, Title VII at 50 Symposium, hosted by St. John’s University School of Law and the NYU Center for Labor and Employment Law , New York, NY (April 4, 2014)

Reconceptualizing the Judge as Public Leader, 8th Annual Labor and Employment Law Colloquium, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada-Las Vegas , Las Vegas, NV (September 27, 2013)

Judging Judges: Empathy as the Litmus Test for Impartiality, Prof. Orly Lobel’s Seminar on Work, Welfare, and Justice, University of San Diego School of Law , San Diego, CA (February 14, 2013)

Panelist, Q&A with The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 13th Annual Women and the Law Conference, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA (February 8, 2013)

Judging Judges: Empathy as the Litmus Test for Impartiality, Annual Meeting of the Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty, UC Hastings College of Law, San Francisco, CA (February 2, 2013)

On Judicial Leadership, Seventh Annual Labor and Employment Law Colloquium, hosted by Northwestern University School of Law and Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, IL (September 15, 2012)

 On Judicial Leadership, Law and Society Association's Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI (June 8, 2012)

Employment Discrimination in a Diverse Population: An Important Exception to At-Will Employment, Legal Business Conference , San Diego French-American Chamber of Commerce and Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA (April 18, 2012)

Moderator, Panel on Good Faith, 7th International Contracts Conference, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA (March 3, 2012)

Judging and Empathy: Sixth Annual Labor and Employment Law Colloquium, hosted by Loyola Law School, Southwestern Law School, and UCLA School of Law (September 16, 2011)

Judging and Empathy: Law and Society Association’s Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (June 4, 2011)

Implementing Grutter’s Diversity Rationale: Diversity and Empathy in Leadership: Prof. Orly Lobel’s Seminar on Work, Welfare, and Justice, University of San Diego School of Law (March 8, 2011)

Judging and Empathy: Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty/Western Law Teachers of Color, University of Hawaii Richardson School of Law (December 12, 2010)

Diversity and Empathy in Leadership: Law and Society Association’s Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (May 30, 2010)

Diversity and Empathy in Leadership: Fourth Annual Critical Race Studies Symposium, UCLA School of Law and co-sponsored by Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s Women and the Law Project (March 11, 2010)

Diversity and Empathy in Leadership: Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty/Western Law Teachers of Color, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law (March 5, 2010)

Diversity and Empathy in Leadership: Fourth Annual Labor and Employment Law Colloquium, Seton Hall University School of Law (September 25, 2009)

Core Diversity:  Law and Society Association’s Annual Meeting, Denver, CO (May 28, 2009)

Core Diversity:  Third Annual Labor and Employment Law Colloquium, hosted by Thomas Jefferson School of Law, California Western School of Law, and the University of San Diego School of Law (October 24, 2008)

Professional Sports Leagues in the Shadow of the Law, Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association “Annual Baseball & the Law” CLE, Tacoma, WA (June 28, 2013)

Professional Sports League: the Theory of the Commons, Sports Law Scholarship and Teaching Colloquium , Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, WI (September 27, 2007)

“They’re Playing Our Song: Political Campaigns, Music and Intellectual Property Disputes”, “They’re Playing Our Song: Political Campaigns, Music and Intellectual Property Disputes”, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA (November 3, 2015)

Environmental Protection during Wartime from the Second World War through NATO's War in Kosovo, Geza Marton Doctoral School of Legal Studies/Working Group on Law of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, University of Debrecen , Debrecen, Hungary (June 25, 2015)

Schweizerhalle and Baia Mare: The Role of International Law in Protection of Freshwater Resources, Geza Marton Doctoral School of Legal Studies/Working Group on Law of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, University of Debrecen , Debrecen, Hungary (June 24, 2015)

State Responsibility and International Protection of the Environment, Geza Marton Doctoral School of Legal Studies/Working Group on Law of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, University of Debrecen Faculty of Law, Debrecen, Hungary (June 23, 2015)

Convergence and Divergence: the Treatment of Certain Aspects of Real Property under the Civil Code and under the Anglo-American Common Law, The Qatari Civil Code in its First Decade, College of Law, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar (November 25, 2014)

Fan Fiction and Copyright: Outsider Works and Intellectual Property Protection, Fan Fiction, Copyright, and the Practitioner's Perspective, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Irvine, CA (June 15, 2013)

Fan Fiction and Copyright Law, Professor Speaker Series CLE, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Irvine, CA (June 15, 2013)

BP Oil Spill in the International Legal Perspective, International Affairs Group, University of California at San Diego, International House, Eleanor Roosevelt College, University of California at San Diego, October 4, 2010

The Narratives of Harry Potter & the Law - panel presentation with law professors Sue Liemer (Southern Illinois U.) & Mary Beth Beazley (Ohio State), Legal Writing Institute, Once Upon a Legal Time: Applied Legal Storytelling, Chapter 2, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon, Jul 24, 2009

Harry Potter & the Unforgivable Curses, HP Education Fanon - Azkatraz, Parc 55 Hotel, San Francisco, CA, Jul 20, 2009

Fair Use and Fan Creativity - panel presentation with Prof. Julie Cromer-Young (TJSL), Lev Grossman (TIME magazine), Fred Von Lohmann (Electronic Frontier Foundation), and Heidi Tandy (Organization for Transformative Works), HP Education Fanon - MPA, ZEUM, San Francisco, CA, Jul 20, 2009

Harry Potter & the Law, Ericson Elementary School, Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA, Oct 9, 2008 

Harry Potter & the Unforgivable Curses, San Diego County Law Library, Attorneys as Authors series, San Diego, CA, Sep 18, 2008

Perception Gaps between Developed and Developing Countries on Intellectual Property Piracy, Conference on the World Trade Organization: Dislocations and Solutions, Southwest University of Political Science and Law, Chongqing, China, Dec. 2, 2006

Harry Potter and the Rule of Law, presentation at San Diego County Law Library, Sept. 12, 2006

Harry Potter, Law & Culture, University of Gloucestershire Faculty of Law Power of Stories: Intersections of Law, Culture and Literature Conference, Gloucester, England, July 2005

P2P and Recent Developments in Copyright Law, Beijing University School of Law, Beijing, China, Apr. 2004

Copyright Law and Electronic File-sharing in the Post-Napster Era, Fudan University Faculty of Law, Shanghai, China, Apr. 2004

The European Union’s First Constitution, San Diego World Affairs Council North County, San Diego, CA, Mar. 2005

The Economics and Regulation of Credit Card Interchange Fees, The Willard InterContinental, Washington, DC, June 9, 2010

Credit Card Interchange Fees: Three Decades of Antitrust Uncertainty, Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, Apr. 14, 2007

The Pathologies of Biomedical ‘Data-Generating’ Patents, 2016 Annual Conference: Big Data, Health Law, and Bioethics, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA (May 6, 2016), available at http://petrieflom.law.harvard.edu/events/details/2016-annual-conference

Data-Generating Patents, Corporate Innovation and Legal Policy Seminar, University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, CA (March 10, 2016)

Comments on the Sociology of Patenting, Professors' Patent Law Workshop at 6th Annual Patent Law Conference, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA (January 17, 2016)

Data-Generating Patents, 2015-2016 IP Law Speaker Series, University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, CA (November 19, 2015)

Patenting Data-Generating Inventions, Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, IL (August 7, 2015), available at http://law.depaul.edu/about/centers-and-institutes/center-for-intellectual-property-law-and-information-technology/programs/ip-s

Comments on Public Enforcement of Patent Law, Professors' Patent Law Workshop at 5th Annual Patent Law Conference, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA (January 17, 2015), available at http://www.sandiego.edu/law/centers/ciplm/detail.php?_focus=49377

Generating Trade Secrets from Patents, Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, UC Berkeley School of Law, Berkeley, CA (August 7, 2014), available at http://www.law.berkeley.edu/16588.htm

Moderator, Where to File: A Framework for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies to Develop an International Patent Filing Strategy, Second Panel, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA (April 11, 2014)

Rules, Standards and the Reality of Obviousness, PatCon 4: The Annual Patent Conference, University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, CA (April 5, 2014)

Rules, Standards and the Reality of Obviousness, Corporate Innovation and Legal Policy Seminar, University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, CA (March 20, 2014)

Moderator, The Blurred Lines Between Intellectual Property Trolls and Legitimate Intellectual Property Enforcement, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA (October 18, 2013)

Rethinking Analogous Arts in Patent Law, Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, Cardozo Law School, New York, NY (August 9, 2013)

The Implications of Technological Advance for Obviousness, Spring 2013 Colloquia and Distinguished Speaker Series, Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, CA (March 21, 2013), available at http://www.law.whittier.edu/index/centers-programs/cipl/intellectual-property-distinguished-speakers/

The Implications of Technological Advance for Obviousness, 2012–13 IP Law Speaker Series, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA (February 28, 2013), available at http://www.sandiego.edu/law/faculty_staff/calendar/event_details.php?_focus=44327

Presenter, Clarifying the Analogous Arts Test, Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, Stanford Law School, Stanford, CA (August 9, 2012), available at http://www.stanford.edu/dept/law/ipsc/

Presenter, The Implications of Cognitive Technology for Obviousness, 2012 Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Honolulu, HI (June 8, 2012)

Presenter, The Implications of Cognitive Technology for Obviousness, Southern California Junior Law Faculty Workshop, California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA (May 5, 2012)

Oral and Written Testimony, “The Need for Quality Assessment” , USPTO Genetic Diagnostic Testing Hearing, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA (March 9, 2012)

The Implications of Cognitive Enhancement for Obviousness, Stanford Law & Biosciences Workshop, Stanford Law School, Stanford, CA (March 6, 2012)

Are Human Genes Patentable?, 12th Annual Women and the Law Conference, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA (February 24, 2012)

Commentator, Edifying Thoughts of a Patent Watcher, Professors' Patent Law Workshop, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre, University of San Diego (January 21, 2012)
(Available at http://www.sandiego.edu/law/news/calendar_of_events/event_details.php/?_focus=40315)

The Implications of Cognitive Enhancement on Obviousness, Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, IL (August 12, 2011)

Moderator, TRIPS and Patent Enforcement, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA (April 8, 2011)

Patent Cover-Up, Cardozo IP Speaker Series, Cardozo School of Law, New York, NY (March 21, 2011)

Public Patents, Private Information, Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, UC Berkeley School of Law, Berkeley, CA (August 13, 2010)

Creating Videos Workshop, 38th Annual AALS Clinical Education Conference, with co-presenters Angela Upchurch (SIU) and Michele Pistone (Villinova), Rancho Mirage, CA (May 5 & 6, 2015)

Pre-Conference Video, 38th Annual AALS Clinical Education Conference, Rancho Mirage, CA (March 22, 2015), available at http://media.tjsl.edu:8080/ess/echo/presentation/945b1395-6771-49cf-b12d-02dcff64e422

Nagorno-Karabakh is a case of remedial secession, Interview by Nvard Chalikyan, Panorama News, Yerevan, Armenia (April 19, 2014), available at http://www.panorama.am/en/interviews/2014/04/19/william-slomanson

Remedial Secession in the South Caucuses, American University Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia (August 6, 2012), available at http://law.aua.am/2012/08/15/international-law-prof-william-slomanson-presents-lecture-on-unilateral-declarations-of-independenc

Remedial Secession in the South Caucuses, Free Tblisi University, Tbilisi, Georgia (August 2, 2012), available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH2N4NGtbGQ&feature=share&list=UUGslH8OoAgATLQmfCET-Icw

Speaker, The Law and Politics of Genocide (with Chris Guzelian (MC) and Roger Kupelian), 97th Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, UCSD Great Hall, La Jolla, CA, May 1, 2012  (Available at http://www.tjsl.edu/news-media/2012/6436)

Moderator (with panelists Sam Bettwy, Steve Berenson, Sara Stark 3L, and Sarah Stewart-Bussey 3L), War Crimes: Who Has Jurisdiction?, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA, April 24, 2012  (Available at http://www.tjsl.edu/news-media/2012/6405)

Human Rights Violations and State Secession: An Evolving Standard?, Professor Slomanson’s secession debate with President Enver Hasani, Kosovo Constitutional Court, set in the USA in the Year 2050. American Bar Association, International Section Conference, Dublin, Ireland, October 13, 2011 (Available online)

Pouring Skills Content into Doctrinal Bottle, Institute for National Law Teaching and Learning Conference: Engaging and Assessing Our Students, New York Law School, New York, NY, June 3, 2011

Civil Litigation: The Rest of the Story, Professor Slomanson presented an amusing account of what happened to the  parties involved in the major civil procedure cases—and how TJSL practitioners might avoid such predicaments. One cannot find this information in any legal treatise, TJSL Alumni Association, Mangia Italiano Restaurant, Chula Vista, CA, November 9, 2010

Conference on What and How to Teach: Web Links to Currency and Skills, American Society of International Law Interest Group, Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, NY, Sep 25, 2009

Legitimacy of the Kosovo versus South Ossetia and Abkhazia Secessions, USAID American Center, Saint Petersburg, Russia, Jul 2, 2009

Civil Procedure: The Rest of the Story, TJSL Alumni MCLE, (on the occasion of swearing in of the 2009 TJSL Alumni Board of Directors), Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Jan 14, 2009 

Kosovo v. South Ossetia and Abkhazia: Legitimate Secessions?, Kiev University, Kiev, Ukraine, Oct 14, 2008

University Faculty Roundtable: Kosovo, South Ossetia/Abkhazia: Beginning of Cold War II?, Kiev University, Kiev, Ukraine, Oct 15, 2008

American Judges Against Judicial Independence, Moscow State University American Legal System Class, Mar. 20, 2008

Kosovo's Dependent Independence, Moscow State University World Politics Association, Mar. 17, 2008

Kosovo's Dependent Independence, USAID American Center Moscow, Mar. 17, 2008

Q & A on Kosovo's Impact on Other post-Conflict Societies, Russian Academy of Foreign Trade, Mar. 17, 2008

Kosovo: United Nations Nation Building, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Mexicali campus, Mexico, Nov. 15, 2007

U.S. Supreme Court's Third Strike in the Alien Detainee Cases, Yeditepe University School of Law, Istanbul, Turkey, July 3, 2007

Presented the following papers: Isolation at All Costs: Attacking Judicial Reliance on Non-US Legal Sources; and Alien Detainee Cases: Washington's Balance of Power Struggle: Alien Detainee Cases and Responsive Legislation, Miskolc University, Miskolc, Hungary, Mar. 19 and 20, 2007

Bring Your Office to the Students, West Coast ASP Conference, TJSL, Jan. 26, 2007

California Civil Procedure: Merger and Bar, California Western School of Law Faculty Development Lunch, San Diego, CA, May 2005

Moderator, State Building Panel I: Issues of Choice, Creation and Justification, American Society of International Law, Washington, D.C., Mar. 2005

Moderator, The Global Impact of Feminist Legal Theory Conference, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Panel on Globalization and Sexuality, San Diego, CA, Feb. 2005

Moderator, The Holocaust, Genocide, and Other Human Rights Violations Conference, Panel on The Law and Literature of the Holocaust and Genocide, Congregation Beth Israel, La Jolla, CA, Jan. 2005

UN Role in Iraq After June 30th: Lessons Learned from Kosovo, Tsinghua University School of Law, Beijing, China, Apr. 2004

Recent Developments in International Law, Tsinghua University School of Law, Beijing, China, Apr. 2004

International Rule in Kosovo: Five Years in Lessons in State Building, San Diego County Bar Association, San Diego, CA, Feb. 2004

Kosovo: Lessons Learned for Governing Post Conflict Societies, San Diego State University World Affairs Institute, San Diego, CA, Feb. 2004

NATO and UN Occupation of Kosovo: Prospects for Peace, Joan Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, San Diego, CA, Feb. 2004

Presenter, Intellectual Property Infringement in China: Recent Case Studies, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan (July 17, 2012)

Presenter, Social Security Reform, UC San Diego’s Osher Institute, San Diego, CA (April 17, 2012)

Comparative Corporate Disclosure Standards for International Stock, Law & Economics Workshop, Waseda University Organization of Asian Studies, Tokyo, Japan (November 24, 2011)

U.S. Capital Market Response to Rule of Law Problems in China’s Accounting Regime, 10th International Conference of the Japan Economic Policy Association, Kwansei Gakuin University, Nishinomiya, Japan (November 20, 2011)

Sovereign Wealth Funds, Government Investment & Financing Social Welfare Programs, Special Conference of the Brazilian Control Bank, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA (November 8, 2011)

Political Economy and the Rule of Law, 2011 International Conference on Chinese Rule of Law, Zhejiang University Guanghua Law School/Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Hangzhou, China (May 27, 2011)

Social Security Reform, 9th International Conference of the Japan Economic Policy Association, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan (November 28, 2010)

The Political Economy of Government Investment, colloquium talk, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo, Japan (December 2, 2009)

Government Investment & State Entrepreneurism, 8th International Conference of the Japan Economic Policy Association, Tokyo, Japan (November 28, 2009)

State Entrepreneurism, Canadian Law & Economics Association Meeting, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (October 3, 2009)

The Marriage Contract in Fine Art, Twelfth Annual Conference for the Association of the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities, Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA, Apr. 3, 2009 

Session Chair (moderator), Creating a United Sates Sovereign Wealth Fund, 7th International Conference of the Japan Economic Policy Association, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan (December 6, 2008)

Legal Writing Institute Writer’s Workshop, participant, July 2008

The Marriage Contract in Fine Art, Fourth International Contracts Conference, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, CA (February 8, 2008)

The Public Trust in Private Hands: Social Security and the Politics of Government Investment, 6th International Conference of the Japan Economic Policy Association, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan (December 9, 2007)

Session Chair (Moderator): Law & Economics Session. 6th International Conference of the Japan Economic Policy Association, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan, Dec. 2007

Technology in the Contracts Classroom: Ideas, Tools, and Questions, Third International Contracts Conference, South Texas College of Law, Houston, TX (February 24, 2007)

Teaching Contracts: Pedagogy of PowerPoint, Association of American Law Schools Poster Presentation, AALS Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (January 3, 2007)

Legal Research and the Google Generation (joint presentation with Professor Linda Keller), Legal Writing Institute, Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, GA (June 9, 2006)

PowerPoint Pedagogy, Spring Contracts Conference, Texas Wesleyan School of Law, Fort Worth, TX (February 24, 2006)

Moderator, Innovative Methods for Teaching Research, Writing, and Effective Communication Skills to ESL and EFL Students, John Marshall Law School’s Global Legal Studies Conference, Chicago, IL, May 2005

The Amistad Case, Law & Opera Salon, (March 15, 2004)

Child Soldiers, Slavery, and Human Trafficking, New Voices in Human Rights Program, American Association of Law Schools, New York, NY, Jan. 6, 2008

Trafficking, Slavery, and the Jews, Chavurah Group in Del Mar, Del Mar, CA, Nov. 18, 2006

Is Slavery Really Dead? Global Human Trafficking, TJSL Women's Law Association, Nov. 16, 2006

Human Trafficking, a Contemporary Form of Slavery, Twelve-Thirty Club, La Jolla Country Club, Nov. 8, 2006

Chaired panel, International Law & Literature, American Branch of International Law, New York. elected member of the executive committee of ABILA, Oct. 26-28, 2006

The Trafficking of Women, The Women's Commission at UCSD, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, Apr. 2006

Sex Slavery Here and Abroad, UCSD International Affairs Group, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, Apr. 2006

Film as Remedy for Human Rights Violations, University of Houston Law School, Houston, TX, Apr. 2005

Sex Trafficking in the US and Abroad, Loyola Law School, Chicago, IL, Feb. 2005

Rebalancing through Exceptions, Seventeenth Annual Business Law Fall Forum, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, OR (October 12, 2012)

Economic Crises and the National Security Exception, Conference on Global Governance, Oxford University, Oxford, England (June 28, 2012)

Model Bilateral Investment Treaties: The Way Forward, International Law Weekend West, International Law Association (American Branch), Southwestern University Law School, Los Angeles, CA (February 14, 2011)

Major Issues in International Investment Agreements, ASEAN Conference on Regional Economic Integration, Hotel Bali, Bali, Indonesia (November 14, 2007)

Current Issues in International Investment Agreements, UNCTAD International Experts Group Meeting, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland (June 14, 2007)

The Fair and Equitable Treatment Standard in International Law, OAS-UNCTAD Advanced Training Course on Managing Investment Disputes, Puebla, Mexico, Oct. 2006

The Impact of Investor-State Dispute Settlement on the APEC Region, APEC-UNCTAD Regional Seminar on Investor State Dispute Settlement, Mexico City, Mexico, Oct. 2006

Policy Coherence in International Investment Agreements, Presentation to UNCTAD Commission on Investment, Geneva, Switzerland, Mar. 2006

Policy Cohearnce in International Investment Agreements, Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Conference, Tokyo, Japan, Sept. 2005

Keynote Speaker, Romancing the Foreign Investor: Bit-by-Bit, UC Davis, Mar. 2005

ADR in the Private and Public Sector, Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution Eleventh Annual Symposium, New York, NY, Nov. 2009

The Challenge of Mediation Ethics, Faculty Colloquium Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Central Islip, NY, Nov. 2009

Elegy for Mrs. G: Dispute Resolution in the Wake of Loss, Connecticut Bar Foundation Symposium on Bioethics and the Law, Hamden, CT, Oct. 2009

Negotiating Tragic Choices, XXXIst International Congress on Law and Mental Health, New York, NY, June 2009

A Health Care Primer for Dispute Resolution Professionals, American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section Annual Meeting, New York, NY, Apr. 2009

What Mediation Can and Can’t Do at the End of Life, Faculty Colloquia Quinnipiac University School of Law, Hamden, CT, Mar. 2009

Mediating End of Life Conflict, The Willis Cunningham Memorial Lecture at Queens University Law School, Kingston Ontario, Canada, Mar. 2009

Mediating Futility Disputes, Georgia State Symposium on The 25th Anniversary of the Baby Doe Regulations, Atlanta, GA, Feb. 2009

A Whole New Mind: Our Right Brain Future and Mediation, American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, Jan. 2009

A Therapeutic Jurisprudence Approach to Training Attorneys, International Conference on Justice and Policing in Diverse Societies, San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 2008

Mediation Orientation and Its Impact on Interpreting the Model Standards, The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, Apr. 2008

Commercial Mediators and Ethical Codes, American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, New York, NY, Jan. 2008

Risk and Uncertainty in End-of-Life Disputes, 2007 Hamline University School of Law’s Symposium on Conflict Resolution in Health Care, St. Paul, MN, Nov. 2007

Ethical Intuitionism and Casuistry Toward a Method for Ethical Decision Making, South Texas Annual Ethics Symposium: Ethics in the Expanding World of ADR, Houston , TX, Nov. 2007

Challenges and Opportunities in the Mediation Clinic, 2007 Mountain West Regional Clinical Conference, San Diego, CA Oct. 2007

Mediation at the End of Life: The Limits of the Talking Care, American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, Jan. 2007

The Right to Refuse Medical Care - Whose Choice Is It?, Kaiser Permanente Bioethics Symposium, Long Beach, CA, Dec. 9, 2006

Ethical Issues in Donor Insemination: What Should We Tell the Children?, University of California, San Diego Biomedical Ethics Seminar, San Diego, CA, Nov. 15, 2006

Restorative vs. Retributive Justice: Exploring the Psychology of Victim Need, Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution, New York, New York, Nov. 10, 2006

Selected Topics in Mediation, Cardozo Law School, New York, NY, Sept. 2005

Conflict Resolution at the End of Life, Santa Clara Law School, Santa Clara, CA, Aug. 2005

Personality Disorders in Family Court, International Academy on Law and Mental Health, 29th Annual Conference, Paris, France, July 2005

Conflict Resolution in Ethics Consultation, University of California San Diego Ethics Committee, San Diego, CA, July 2005

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Balancing Medical Training and Patient Privacy, UCSD Medical School, La Jolla, CA, June 2005

Musing on the Justice in Restorative Justice, Marquette Law School Faculty Colloquia, Milwaukee, WI, Feb. 2005

The Limits of Narrative: Story-telling and “Magical Thinking” in Restorative Justice Schemes, Law and Humanities Conference, San Diego, CA, Jan. 2005

Conflict Resolution Procedures and Skills in the Health Care Setting for Hospital Bioethics Committee, Sharp Hospital, San Diego, CA, Oct. 2004

Negotiating Social Divisions: Lessons from ADR for Responding to Structural Injustices, Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, June 2004

The Parent Trap: Uncovering Bias in Judicial Treatment of Frozen Embryo Disputes, Biomedical Ethics Seminar Series, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA, June 2004

Is There a Place for Justice in Mediation? The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, Sixth Annual Conference, New York, NY, Apr. 2004

Competing Visions of the Lawyer's Role - Gladiator or Problem-Solver, Dialogue on Doing Justice in a Conflict-Ridden World, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA, Apr. 2004

The Dialectic of Justice in Mediation, Cardozo Symposium on Justice in Mediation, New York, NY, Mar. 2004

Reparations and Apology: Recent Developments and Future Possibilities, Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference, Washington, D.C., September 17, 2010

Loyola Law School, Invited Panelist. Rethinking Restitution for Slavery and Jim Crow

2010 Civil Justice Symposium, “Rethinking Remedies” panel, Los Angeles, California, (with Jason Solomon, Stephen Munzer, and Doug NeJaime), Mar. 2010

Towards Microreparations, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law, 2010 Southwest Junior Faculty Conference, Tempe, AZ, Mar. 2010

UCLA Law School, Panelist and Moderator. Forty Acres at the Intersection: The Role of Slavery Reparations in Addressing the Subordination of Multiply-Marginalized People. 4th Annual Critical Race Studies Symposium, “Intersectional Critiques of Legal Doctrine” panel, Los Angeles, California, (with K.J. Greene, William “Chip” Carter Jr., and Joseph Morrisey), Mar. 2010

Radical Reparations. Southern California Junior Faculty Conference, Southwestern University Law School, Los Angeles, California, May 2009

Towards Microreparations. University of Utah works-in-progress series, Salt Lake City, Utah, Mar. 2009

Reinventing Reparations. LaVerne Law School works in progress series, Orange, California, Feb. 2009

Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference, Invited Panelist, Legal Claims for Reparations. Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference, “Reparations for Slavery” panel, Washington, D.C., (with Katrina Browne and Eric J. Miller) Oct. 2006

Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Panelist, Reparations within the Rule of Law. Taking Reparations Seriously conference, “Why Reparations Matter” panel, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California, (with Jack Greenberg, Roy L. Brooks, and Robert Westley), Mar. 2006

Cardozo Law School, Speaker. Causation and Attenuation in the Slavery Reparations Debate. Brooklyn-Cardozo Mass Tort series, New York, New York, 2004

San Diego Public Library, KPBS, and Thomas Jefferson School of Law, “Education, Colonization, and the Law in Native American History” (co-speaker with Michael Connolly Miskwish; moderated by KPBS anchor Tom Fudge; part of 2013 “One Book One San Diego” lecture series on Geraldine Brooks’s Caleb’s Crossing), Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA (November 6, 2013)

American Indian Law: Tribal Sovereign Immunity and Tribal Courts” (MCLE panel speaker), Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni Association, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA (October 4, 2013)

Constitution Day Celebration: Preview of U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013-14 Term (panel speaker), Federal Bar Association and Federalist Society (San Diego Chapters), Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA (September 17, 2013)

Introduction to Indian Law and Bias When Representing Indian People and Tribes (MCLE panel speaker), Native American Lawyers Association of San Diego County, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA (February 22, 2013)

Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism, Hugh and Hazel Darling Foundation Originalism Works-in-Progress Conference (roundtable participant and moderator for Prof. Gerard Magliocca’s biography of John Bingham, “American Founding Son”), University of San Diego School of Law, Kroc Center for Peace and Justice, San Diego, CA (February 15, 2013)

A Conversation About Marriage Equality, panel participant, as Project Scholar for “Searching For Democracy” Project, San Diego Public Library (City Heights Branch), San Diego, CA (October 27, 2012)

The Reconstruction Amendments: Slavery, Race, Equality, and Voting, lecture as Project Scholar for “Searching For Democracy” Project, San Diego Public Library, San Diego, CA (October 15, 2012)

The First and Second Amendments: Speech, Religion, and Guns, lecture as Project Scholar for “Searching For Democracy” Project, San Diego Public Library, San Diego, CA (September 19, 2012)

Whose Constitution Is It?, El Cajon Public Library & San Diego County Public Law Library, Constitution Day Celebration, El Cajon Public Library, El Cajon, CA (September 17, 2012)

Whose Constitution?: Why Do Americans Care So Much About Our Fundamental Law?, (inaugural lecture as Project Scholar for “Searching For Democracy”), San Diego Public Library, San Diego, CA (June 13, 2012)

Author Meets Reader—Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America by Adam Winkler (reader and panel speaker), Law and Society Association, 2012 International Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii (June 7, 2012)

Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism, Hugh and Hazel Darling Foundation Originalism Works-in-Progress Conference (roundtable participant and moderator for Prof. Jamal Greene’s paper on Fourteenth Amendment originalism), University of San Diego School of Law, Kroc Center for Peace and Justice, San Diego, CA (February 3, 2012)

Administration and Faculty Relations” (panel speaker), National Conference of Law Reviews, 2011 Annual Conference, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA (April 2, 2011)

Gender Justice and Indian Sovereignty: Native American Women and the Law, Tenth Anniversary Women and the Law Conference (conference organizer), Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA (February 18, 2011)

Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism, Originalism Works-in-Progress Conference (roundtable participant and moderator for Prof. Bernadette Meyler’s paper on presidential pardons), University of San Diego School of Law, Kroc Center for Peace and Justice, San Diego, CA (February 4, 2011)

“Law Across Jurisdictions” (panel speaker), Modernizing Marriage Through E-Marriage, Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Mich (November 12, 2010)

NAGPRA Plus 20: Protecting Cultural Heritage Under Federal and California Law” (panel organizer and moderator) , California Indian Law Association, Tenth Annual Indian Law Conference (conference co-organizer and editor of conference materials), Pala Casino Spa Resort,Pala Band of Mission Indians, Pala, CA (October 8, 2010)

Guest Lecture by Prof. Christopher Green, “The Original Sense of ‘Of’ in the Privileges or Immunities Clause” (featured commentator on Prof. Green’s paper), University of San Diego School of Law, Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism, San Diego, CA (September 24, 2010)

“Intersectionality and Indigeneity” (panel organizer and moderator), Fourth Annual Critical Race Studies Symposium (co-sponsored by UCLA School of Law and Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s Women and the Law Project) Intersectionality: Challenging Theory, Reframing Politics, Transforming Movements , UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, CA (March 12, 2010)

American Constitution Society, San Diego Lawyer Chapter, Panel on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, speaker and moderator, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, Apr. 2010

Originalism Works-in-Progress Conference, invited commentator and participant, University of San Diego School of Law, Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism, San Diego, Feb. 2010

CLE Lecture, The Native American Contribution to American Constitutional Law, San Diego County Public Law Library, San Diego, Jan. 2010

How to Read the Constitution, American Constitution Society, San Diego Chapter, San Diego, CA, Apr. 2009

The Constitutional Legacy of Abraham Lincoln, San Diego County Public Law Library, San Diego, CA, Apr. 2009

Participant, Indian Law Stories Workshop (discussing Indian Law Stories, published in 2011 by Foundation Press, edited by Philip Frickey, Carole Goldberg, and Kevin Washburn), UCLA School of Law, Native Nations Law and Policy Center, Los Angeles, CA, Mar. 2009

Scholarship and Commentary on the Fourteenth Amendment in 1866-67: What Can It Tell Us? Symposium: The Fourteenth Amendment and the Bill of Rights: What Have We Learned? Why Does it Matter? University of San Diego School of Law, Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism, USD Joan Kroc Center for Peace and Justice, Jan. 2009

Association of American Law Schools, Annual Meeting, Section on Indian Nations and Indigenous Peoples, Labor and Employment Laws in Indian Country, speaker and panelist, New York City, Jan. 2008

Challenges for Children’s Rights Symposium, “Children Deprived of Family Environments” (panel moderator), Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Center for Global Legal Studies, San Diego, CA (March 2, 2007)

California Indian Law Association, Annual Conference, California Indian Law Update: 2007 Legislation and Case Law, panel moderator, Pechanga Resort and Casino, Pechanga Indian Reservation, Temecula, CA, Oct. 2007

Faculty Workshop: Incorporation of the Bill of Rights Against the States: The Never-Ending Debate, speaker and panelist, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Ky., Nov. 2005

Law and Humanities Institute, Conference on Law and the Humanities’ Representation of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Other Human Rights Violations, The Legacy of the American Genocide Against the Indians, speaker and panelist, Thomas Jefferson School of Law and Congregation Beth Israel, San Diego, Jan. 2005

Law and Humanities Institute, Law and Opera Salon: The Case of the Amistad, speaker, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, March 2004

California Indian Law Association, Annual Conference, Tribal-State-Local Government Relations, panel moderator, California Western School of Law, San Diego, Feb. 2004

Southeastern Association of Law Schools, Annual Meeting, Reconsidering Slaughter-House, speaker and panelist, Amelia Island, FL, July 2003

American Society for Legal History, Annual Meeting, The Politics of Race and Law: A Critical Look at the History of Federal Indian Law, panelist and commentator, San Diego, Nov. 2002

Symposium: The Great Writ of Habeas Corpus and the Death Penalty, panelist and commentator, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, Nov. 2002

Symposium: John Bingham and the Meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment, Nationalizing the Bill of Rights: Some Surprising Lessons From History, speaker and panelist, University of Akron School of Law, Center for Constitutional Law, Akron, Ohio, Oct. 2002

National Lawyers Guild, Human Rights and Global Wrongs Conference, Gender Discrimination Issues, speaker and panelist, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, Mar. 2001

People-to-People Ambassador Programs, International Human and Civil Rights Law Delegation to the Republic of South Africa (member of American delegation of judges, attorneys, and law professors who met and conferred on constitutional and human rights issues with South African judges, attorneys, and law professors, including the South African Constitutional Court, South African Human Rights Commission, University of Cape Town Faculty of Law, Cape Town Women’s Legal Centre, University of the Western Cape Community Law Centre, General Council of the Johannesburg Bar, and Johannesburg Legal Resources Centre), Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa, Oct. 2000

National Lawyers Guild, Far West Regional Conference, Confronting Hate Crimes, speaker and panel moderator, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, Apr. 2000

National Lawyers Guild, Annual Convention, The Movement for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People’s Liberation: Where Have All the Grassroots Gone? speaker and panelist on same-sex marriage and free speech, San Francisco, Oct. 1999

State Bar of California, Annual Meeting, Same-Sex Marriage, (continuing legal education presentation), Long Beach, Oct. 1999

The 19th Century Debate on Incorporation of the Bill of Rights in the Fourteenth Amendment, or, Why Everything You Always Thought You Knew About the Slaughter-House Cases Is Wrong, work-in-progress presentation, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, Sept. 1999

Sixth Annual International Conference of Gay and Lesbian Criminal Justice Professionals, Creating an Inclusive Work Environment, speaker and workshop leader on discrimination, equal protection, and free speech issues affecting gay and lesbian public employees, San Diego, Sept. 1999

National Lesbian and Gay Law Association, Lavender Law Conference (annual meeting), To Say ‘I Do’: Shahar v. Bowers, Same-Sex Marriage, and Public Employee Free Speech Rights, speaker and panelist, West Hollywood, CA, Oct. 24, 1997 (also presented as a work-in-progress at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, Nov. 1997)

International Interdisciplinary Conference on Sex, Law, and Society, on the Tenth Anniversary of Bowers v. Hardwick, Gay Rights, Marriage, and Politics, speaker and panelist, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Mar. 1996

A Tax Theory of the Firm, Critical Tax Conference, Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, LA (April 2, 2016)

Carried Interest for the Common Man, Tax Policy Colloquium, Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, CA (February 3, 2014)

Carried Interest for the Common Man, Pepperdine University School of Law Tax Symposium, Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, CA (January 17, 2014)

Notes from Tunisia: Life in the Aftermath of the Arab Spring, Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, Washington, DC (September 28, 2012)

Notes from Tunisia: Life in the Aftermath of the Arab Spring, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA (September 18, 2012)

The U.S. Tax Aspects of Corporate Finance, The Arab Maghreb Development Financing Institute, Tunis, Tunisia (April 10, 2012)

U.S. Tax Issues in Choosing a Business Form, San Diego French-American Chamber of Commerce. Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Dec. 7, 2011

Obama’s Incomplete Opus: A Progressive Tax Plan That Will Defeat Its Purpose, Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, State College, Pennsylvania, October 10, 2011

Structural Racism and Federal Tax Policy: A View From the Trenches, Joint Conference of the Western Law Teachers of Color and the Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty, University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, Honolulu Hawaii,  December 13, 2010

Obama’s Omission: How a Progressive Tax Plan Will Defeat Its Purpose, National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ, September 11, 2010

All Work, No Pay: The Looming Tax Dodge for the Rich, Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, May 2010

All Work, No Pay: The Looming Tax Dodge for the Rich, Southwest/West Junior Faculty Scholarship Conference, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Phoenix, AZ, Mar. 2010

Personal Perspectives on a Career as a Tax Lawyer, University of San Diego Tax Law Society, University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California, Mar 4, 2010

Employment Tax Issues for the Employee-Owner of the Closely Held Firm, San Diego Chapter of the Young Tax Lawyers of the California State Bar Taxation Section, University of San Diego School of Law, Nov 17, 2009

The Pursuit of Equity through the Taxation of Firm Profits, National Tax Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, Nov 20, 2008

Proposals for the Next Administration: Employment Tax Reform, Closing the Tax Gap Conference, Stanford Law School, Nov 8, 2008

Corporations That Aren't: The Early Years of the Income Tax, Law and Society Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, May 2008

Parity Lost: The Price of a Corporate Tax in a Progressive Tax World, Southern California Junior Faculty Workshop, Chapman University School of Law, Orange, CA, Mar. 14, 2008

The Original Personal Holding Company Tax: An Overlooked Model for Classifying Business Entities, Mid-Atlantic People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD, Jan 26, 2008

Working for Free, Western Law Professors of Color Conference, California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA, Apr. 2006

Moderator, Taking Reparations Seriously, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA, Mar. 2006

Indefensible Distinctions: Employment Taxes and the Employee-Owned Business, The Mid-Atlantic People of Color Conference, American University, Washington, DC, Jan. 2006

Moderator of panel entitled Protecting and Enforcement of IP Rights at seminar entitled Expanding into Global Markets through Transborder Licensing, California Western School of Law, San Diego, California, Mar. 27, 2010

Reconciling Cultural Diversity and Free Trade, George Washington University School of Law, Nov. 2, 2009

Torture at Home: Borrowing from the Torture Convention to Define Verbal and Psychological Abuse, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California, Feb. 27, 2009

Will the New Democratic Congress Change U.S. Trade Policy? Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California, Jan.16, 2007

Screen Quotas, Subsidies and the Promotion of National Films, Korean Legal Studies Summer Program, Columbia Law School, New York City, New York, July 13, 2006

Moderator and panelist, EU Trade Issues in the Doha Round at World Trade Update, annual seminar of California Council on International Trade, Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego, Feb. 23, 2005

Moderator and panelist, The Practice of International Law, sponsored by International Law Section of California State Bar, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California, fall 2004

Trade Issues in the Presidential Election and the Outlook for the WTO, Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California, Sept. 22, 2004

The Outlook for the WTO, University of Nice Law School, Nice, France, July 26, 2004

Is China Meeting its New WTO Commitments? World Affairs Council, Rancho Bernardo, California, Feb. 26, 2004

China and the WTO: Two Years Later, China Executive Series, Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego, Feb. 26, 2004

The Role of Multilaterals in China Today, Moderator and Presenter at China Update annual seminar, Harvard China Review, Harvard Business School, Apr. 12, 2003

Copyright in Memoriam, Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, Berkeley, CA, Aug. 2010

The Terms and Conditions of Social Networking, SANDALLS/SLA-SD Spring Workshop 2010 Informavore, Human Behavior in the Modern Information Society, San Diego, CA, Apr. 2010

Filling the Gaps in Your IP Strategy: Copyright, CommNexus IP SIG Event, Filling the Gaps in Your IP Strategy, San Diego, CA, Apr. 2010

Death Plus Seventy, IP Scholars Roundtable 2010, Drake Law School, Mar. 2010

From the Mouths of Babes: Protecting Child Authors from Themselves, Vanderbilt University Law School 2008 Roundtable, User-Generated Content, Social Networking and Virtual Worlds, Nov. 2008

What if Man Never Walked on the Moon? Fourth Annual Intellectual Property & Communications Law Program Symposium: What Ifs and Other Alternative Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw Stories, Michigan State University, Mar. 2007

Questions about Copyright (and a Few Answers), San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA, Aug. 2004

Database Rights and Protection Worldwide, North County Chapter-San Diego World Affairs Council, Rancho Bernardo, CA, June 2004

When the Law Pushes You Around, How Do You Know When to Push Back? College of Arts & Sciences/New College Program, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, Apr. 2004

European Union Database Directive and HR 3261, Southern California International Law Conference, California Western School of Law, Mar. 2004