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Class Crits XI Schedule

Friday, November 2

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. —  Registration and Continental Breakfast - Event Hall

9:00 - 9:30 a.m. — Welcome and Introduction - Event Hall

Gregory W. Bowman, William J. Maier, Jr. Dean, Professor, WVU College of Law

Matt Titolo, Professor, WVU College of Law

Danielle Kie Hart, ClassCrits President, Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School

Martha McCluskey, Professor, William J. Magavern Faculty Scholar, University at Buffalo School of Law

9:30 - 10:45 a.m.  Plenary I: Rurality: Challenges and Power for Change

Nicholas Stump, Faculty Member, George R. Farmer. Jr. Law Library, WVU College of Law, Appalachia Reconstructed: Law, The Environment and Systemic Regional Reform

Wendy A. Bach, Associate Professor, The University of Tennessee College of Law, The Tools in their Hands and the Limits of their Dreams: The Opioid Crisis in the Age of Austerity

Antonia Eliason, Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi School of Law, Sustainable Development and Critical Environmental Theory: Localizing the Global

10:45 - 11:00 a.m. — Break 

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. —   Concurrent Session 1 

(1A) Federalism and Inequality: Health, Social Welfare, and Justice - Room 154  

Laura D. Hermer, John H. Faricy Professor in Empirical Research, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Independence is the New Health 

Meredith Johnson Harbach, Professor of Law, University of Richmond, Childcare, Vulnerability, and Resilience 

George Bach, Associate Professor, UNM School of Law, Federalism and the State Police Power - Why Immigration and Customs Enforcement Must Stay Away from State Courthouses

Ezra Rosser, Professor, American University Washington College of Law, Falling through the Cracks: Federalism and the Poor Federalism and Poverty Law

(1B) Education, Inequality, and Justice - Room 157 

Erika K. Wilson, Thomas Wills Lambeth Distinguished Professor in Public Policy, UNC School of Law, Monopolizing Whiteness

Ruhiyyih N. Yuille, Speech and Language Pathologist, Educational Specialist, All Suitable Means

Thomas E. Kleven, Professor of Law, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, How Racism Morphs in a Racist Society: The Case of Thurgood Marshall School of Law versus the ABA

Harold McDougall, How to Talk About Reparations: The Social Justice Academy

12:30 - 2:15 p.m. — Lunch - Event Hall
Local Activism Roundtable with Mountain State Justice 

2:15 – 4:00 p.m. Concurrent Session 2
(2A) Reframing Democracy and Solidarity: Past, Present, Future - Room 154

Frank Munger, Professor of Law, New York Law School, Rising Together: Racial Inequality Fifty Years After the Civil Rights Era

Atiba Ellis, Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School, The Corrupted Meanings of Democratic Integrity in the Era of Trump 

Athena Mutua, Professor, Floyd H. & Hilda L. Hurst Faculty Scholar, University at Buffalo School of Law, Liberalism's Identity Politics: A Response to Fukuyama's "Against Identity Politics"

Jamee K. Moudud, Professor of Economics, Sarah Lawrence College, Libertarian Doublespeak: Obscuring Distributional Struggles Under the Banner of Economic Liberty

(2B) Financial Justice - Room 157 

Pamela Foohey, Associate Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Life in the Sweatbox 

Jonathan D. Glater, Professor of Law, UCI Law, The Forgotten Bailout: Student Lenders in the Financial Crisis 

Andrea J. Boyack, Professor, Washburn University School of Law, Too Poor for Bankruptcy

Jay Varellas, Graduate Student, UC Berkeley Political Science, Capitalizing on Social Norms: Secular Stagnation, Risk-Seeking Investment Funds, and the Generalization of Extractive Corporate Strategies

4:00 - 4:15 p.m. Break

4:15 – 6:00 p.m.— Concurrent Session 3 

(3A) Community Economic Development - Room 154 

Patience Crowder, Associate Professor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Impact Transaction: Inclusionary Zoning as an Equitable Model for Small Business Development

Renee Hatcher, Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Business Clinic, The John Marshall School of Law, Towards a Solidarity Economy Approach to Community Economic Development

Etienne Toussaint, Assistant Professor, David A. Clarke School of Law, Justice-Based Economic Development: Bridging The Gap From Pay-For-Success Toward A New Regionalism

John Whitlow, Associate Professor, CUNY School of Law, Beyond Access to Justice: Challenging the Neoliberal Roots of Hyper-Gentrification

Kathryn Sabbeth, Associate Professor of Law, UNC School of Law, Enforcement of Poor People's Rights: The Case of Housing Standards.

(3B) Emotion, Law and Politics: Past and Present - Room 157

Lucy Jewel, Professor and Director of Legal Writing, University of Tennessee College of Law, and Mary Campbell, Professor of Art, University of Tennessee, Seeing Terror in the Shadows: Corporal Pain and White Supremacy

Emotion and Politics in the Trump Era: A Conversation 
Rachel Ezrol, Feminist & LGBTQIA Activist; Program Coordinator, Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative, Emory University 

Ruhiyyih N. Yuille, Monrovia Hellions, Progressive Political Activist

Rana Jaleel, Assistant Professor Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, University of California, Davis

Lua Kamál Yuille, Associate Professor, University of Kansas School of Law

6:00-8:00 p.m. — Dinner - Event Hall
Keynote: Elizabeth Catte, What You’re Getting Wrong About Appalachia

Saturday, November 3

8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast & Works In Progress Individual Sessions
(see listing in your program)
We encourage all participants to participate in discussing one of the individual presentation by emerging scholars over breakfast.

9:30 - 11:00 a.m. — Concurrent Session 4 

(4A) Plaintiffs, Procedure & Power - Room 154

Corinne Blalock, JD/PhD candidate Duke University, Toward a Politics of Tedium: Arbitration and the Problem of Salience 

Jason Rathod, Class Action Trial Attorney, Migliaccio & Rathod LLP, Epic Systems v. Lewis and Regimes of Private Enforcement

Sandeep Vaheesan, Policy Counsel, Open Markets Institute, Antitrust as a Weapon of Capital

Benjamin Douglas, Workers’ Compensation Attorney, Ashcraft & Gerel LLP, The Unrepresented Class: The 99% are Losing the War for Workers' Comp 

Emily Spieler, Hadley Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law, Anti-Retaliation statutes, Whistleblowers, and Worker Voice: Occupational safety and Health Law as an Example of the Inadequacies of Worker Protections

(4B) Imagining New Futures: Creating Speculative Fiction for Life After Capitalism - Room 157

Discussion leaders: Ellie Campbell, Reference and Instruction Law Librarian, University of Mississippi; Antonia Eliason, Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi School of Law

Discussants: René Reich-Graefe, Professor, Western New England School of Law Matt Titolo, Professor, WVU College of Law

11:00 - 11:15 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. — Concurrent Session 5

(5A) The Role of Money in the New Law and Political Economy - Room 154

Rohan Grey, Doctoral Fellow, Cornell Law School; President, Modern Money Network, Digital Money 

Raúl Carrillo, Modern Money Network; Staff Attorney, New Economy Project, Modern Money and Consumer Finance 

Lua Kamál Yuille, Associate Professor, University of Kansas School of Law, Property and Money

Jamee K. Moudud, Professor of Economics, Sarah Lawrence College, Free Trade Free for All: Market Romanticism vs. Reality

(5B) Unequal Exchanges: Consent, Trust, and Economic Power - Room 157

Chunlin Leonhard, Leon Sarpy Distinguished Professor of Law, Loyola University, New Orleans, Your Money or Your Life? Consent Law’s Choice

Danielle Kie Hart, Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School, Freedom of Contract

René Reich-Graefe, Professor, WNE School of Law, Bayesian Trust, Trust Intermediation & Boundary Spanning

Eric George, Ph.D. Candidate, York Univ. and Journal of LPE Managing Editor, Routinizing Enforcement: The Neo-Conservative Capture of the Federal Arbitration Act

12:45 - 2:15 p.m. — Lunch & Plenary - Event Hall
Good Jobs for All: Why and How Government Should Guarantee Full Employment 

Raúl Carrillo, Modern Money Network; Staff Attorney, New Economy Project, Establishing and Enforcing a Constitutional Right to a Job 

Sanjukta Paul, Assistant Professor, Wayne State University College of Law, Failures of Labor Regulation & Potential Implications of a Public Option for Employment 

Philip L. Harvey, Professor, Rutgers School of Law, Drafting Job Guarantee Legislation: HR 1000 and the New York City Jobs for All Bill 

Rohan Grey, Doctoral Fellow, Cornell Law School; President, Modern Money Network, Promoting the Progress of Science and the Useful Arts Through a Job Guarantee

2:15-2:30 p.m. Break

2:30- 4:00 p. m. — Closing Plenary - Event Hall
A Curriculum for the Invisible College: Directions in Law and Political Economy

Angela P. Harris, Distinguished Professor of Law, Boochever and Bird Endowed Chair for the Study of the Teaching of Freedom of Equality, The Treadmill and the Contract: New Directions in Law and Political Economy

Veena Dubal, Associate Professor, UC Hastings College of Law, What Ethnography Brings to the Study of Law and Political Economy

Matt Titolo, Professor, WVU College of Law,  What Legal History Brings to the Study of Law and& Political Economy

Jay Varellas, The New Law and Political Economy of Finance

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