Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Virginia Junior Faculty Forum

Welcome to the blog for the Virginia Junior Faculty Forum,
a monthly colloquy series for untenured law faculty in the Virginia area to present works-in-progress.


The University of Richmond School of Law will host the inaugural event – Professor James Gibson will present his work-in-progress, “Reasonableness,” Thurs., Oct. 4, 4-5pm in the faculty lounge.

Professor Gibson, an Associate Professor at the University of Richmond School of Law, is visiting this year at the University of Virginia Law School. His piece, which explores the way in which the law’s use of reasonableness standards creates unintended changes in doctrine, expands upon a similar theme he explored in the IP context, published this year in the Yale Law Journal.

Thursday, Nov. 15, from 4-5pm-Assistant Professor Nathaniel Oman from William & Mary School of Law will present his work-in-progress, “The Thirteenth Amendment and Specific Performance” in the faculty room at William & Mary Law School. Professor Oman's piece explores whether ordering specific performance as a remedy for breach of personal service contracts constitutes involuntary servitude under the Thirteenth Amendment.

Thursday, Dec. 6, from 4-5 pm-Professor Chris Sprigman, from the University of Virginia School of Law will present his work-in-progress, tentatively titled, "Efficient Copyright Infringement." In this paper, Professor Sprigman envisions what a copyright damages regime would look like that was oriented not towards deterrence, but rather towards encouraging efficient conduct--could we, should we, encourage 'efficient infringement'? Professor Sprigman's workshop will take place at University of Virginia School of Law, room TBA.

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