For the third straight year, Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law welcomed up-and-coming scholars to participate in the 2017 Southern California Junior Faculty Workshop, held on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The workshop brought together faculty members from Southern California law schools to share their most recent scholarly work and seek feedback from their peers. All junior faculty members from Southern California law schools were invited to submit proposals based on draft papers, with six scholars participating in the workshop.
Workshop Speakers and Topics:
Leslie Culver, Legal Writing Professor and Program Director, A.I.M. for Law Diversity Pipeline Program, California Western School of Law: Gender Sidelining, Impostor Phenomenon, and the Rise of Self Sidelining
Tabrez Ebrahim, Assistant Professor of Law, California Western School of Law: In-Silico Experimentation
Shawn Fields, Professor of Legal Writing, University of San Diego School of Law: From Guantánamo to Syria: The Extraterritorial Rights of Immigrants in the Age of “Extreme Vetting”
Ronnie Gipson, Assistant Professor of Law, University of La Verne College of Law: Stop, Don’t Arrest the Pilot!—The Call to Remove Knee Jerk Criminalization of Pilot Error from Aircraft Accident Investigations
Catherine Hardee, Assistant Professor of Law, California Western School of Law: Veil Piercing and the Untapped Power of State Courts
Timothy McFarlin, Assistant Professor of Law, University of La Verne College of Law: Pirate Art: Fair Use and The Who Sell Out
The Fowler School of Law was honored to provide a forum where rising stars of the Southern California academy could gather to exchange ideas and provide feedback on their works-in-progress, and network with other young scholars. During the workshop, each scholar had an opportunity to present their paper before receiving peer comments during a group discussion.
The event was organized by Fowler School of Law Dean Matt Parlow and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development Donald Kochan, furthering the school’s commitment to facilitating a forum for scholarly exchange. While the Fowler School of Law has hosted or co-sponsored the workshop for the past four years, the program was founded more than a decade ago when a group of young scholars – including Dean Parlow when he was a junior faculty member at Chapman – self-organized to create a collaborative setting to exchange ideas and provide feedback about works-in-progress.
“Chapman faculty members are committed to producing high quality scholarship,” said Dean Parlow. “The law school is also committed to providing multiple forums to bring together scholars to talk about legal issues, to share research, and to seek guidance on improving their published work. This workshop is an example of how we are fulfilling that commitment.”
Other programs designed to further the law school’s goals in this area include the Chapman Dialogue Lecture Series, the annual Junior Faculty Works-in-Progress Conference, and additional internal and external faculty workshops.