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Conferences

Not all conferences have event pages on this site. More are listed on the YLS Calendar, but please note that it does not represent a comprehensive schedule of events at the school.

Past conferences appear under yearly indexes to the left.


September 27, 2014

Agriculture Gag Laws: Your 1st Amendment Rights, Your Health, Animal Welfare & Our Environment

This year's conference will examine the impact of agricultural gag laws that criminalize whistleblowers who expose animal cruelty and food safety issues on freedom of speech, health, food safety, consumer advocacy, animal welfare, and the environment. The conference will bring together prominent individuals and activists from the animal law, food law, health law, and journalism fields.
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October 17, 2014

Judging Immigration: Approaches for Improving the Immigration Court Adjudication Process

The goal of this roundtable is to begin to identify non-legislative approaches and procedures that can (without major congressional action) further fairness, efficiency, and professionalism in the immigration court adjudication process.
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October 17, 2014

Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment

This conference, the first of its kind, will bring together leading scholars, key policy makers, and top experts in law, public health and medicine to will investigate a broad range of complex constitutional issues raised at the intersection of medicine, public health, and the First Amendment.
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November 6, 2014

The Law of Medicare and Medicaid at 50

Marking the 50th Anniversary of the passage of Medicare and Medicaid, this conference will bring together leading health law and policy scholars as well as policymakers who have played an instrumental role in designing and implementing these landmark statutes.
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November 7, 2014

Global Seminar on Military Justice Reform

Military justice continues to face dramatic challenges. There are topical national controversies such as, in the United States, those arising from the treatment of sexual assault and battle-field crime. And there are rising expectations around the world for due process and the rule of law in the administration of justice by military courts. Because military justice systems regularly confront comparable issues, valuable insight into the goals, trajectory and tempo of law reform may be gained by discussion across national lines. What are the main issues and best strategies – legislative, litigative, “the court of public opinion” – for achieving reform? As in 2013, the seminar will not be a series of formal speeches, but rather, informed discussion by experts who are personally involved in reform efforts.
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November 14, 2014

2014 Doctoral Scholarship Conference

The conference aims to provide doctoral students and recent graduates with a forum to present, share and discuss their work beyond conventional academic boundaries. It seeks to promote quality research and to facilitate discussion across diverse subject areas and methodological approaches, with a view towards fostering a community of aspiring legal scholars.
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