Upcoming Conferences at Touro Law

Touro Law hosts a several conferences, CLE programs and distinguished speakers throughout the year, including: 


Benjamin Cardozo: Justice, Judge, Lawyer
Thursday, March 23 - Friday, March 24, 2017 at Touro Law Center

Explore the life and career of the influential jurist, the second Jewish Justice (after Louis Brandeis) on the U.S. Supreme Court with scholars, lawyers and judges.

Proposed Agenda 

Thursday—March 23
9:00—Breakfast and Welcome
Harry Ballan, Dean and Professor of Law, Touro Law Center
Samuel J. Levine, Professor of Law and Director of the Jewish Law Institute, Touro Law Center; Conference Organizer
9:30—10:50--Cardozo and Contracts
Curtis Bridgeman, Dean and Professor of Law, Willamette University College of Law
--Was Countrywide's “Hustle” Scheme Promissory Fraud: What Would Cardozo Do?
George M. Cohen, Brokaw Professor of Corporate Law, University of Virginia College of Law
--Cardozo's Contract Law Jurisprudence
Meredith R. Miller, Professor of Law and Director of Solo & Small Practice Initiatives, Touro Law Center
--The Legacy of Mr. Justice Cardozo and the Law of Contracts at the New York Court Appeals
Deborah W. Post, Professor Emeritus, Touro Law Center
--Cardozo and the Canon
11:00-11:40— Cardozo’s Judicial Style
Richard H. Weisberg, Walter Floersheimer Professor of Constitutional Law, Cardozo School of Law
--How Cardozo's 1925 “Law and Literature” Essay Illuminates His Own Judicial Style
Steven L. Winter, Walter S. Gibbs Professor of Constitutional Law, Wayne State University School of Law
--Cardozo’s Freudian Slips
12:00-12:40— Cardozo and the Legal profession
Ajay K. Mehrotra, Executive Director & Research Professor, American Bar Foundation; Professor of Law, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
Milan Markovic, Associate Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law
--Salmon v. Meinhard and the Current State of the Legal Market
Rebecca Roiphe, Professor of Law, New York Law School
--Cardozo, Tammany Hall, and the Legal Profession
Keynote Address
Andrew L. Kaufman, Charles Stebbins Fairchild Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
--Cardozo: A Biographer's View
2:00-3:00 –Cardozo, Law, and Society
Felice Batlan, Professor of Law; Associate Dean for Cross-Disciplinary Initiatives; Director of the Institute for Compliance; Co-Director of the Institute for Law and the Humanities, Chicago-Kent College of Law
--Engendering Cardozo: The Home, the Market, and Masculinity
Frederick M. Lawrence, Secretary and CEO, Phi Beta Kappa Society
--Benjamin Cardozo and the University: Higher Education Law in Cardozo’s Jurisprudence
Leonard Rotman, Professor of Law; Purdy Crawford Chair in Business Law, Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University
--Cardozo on Fiduciary Duty and Equity
3:10 – 4:30-- Cardozo and Judicial Decisionmaking
Sarah M.R. Cravens, Interim Co-Dean; Associate Professor of Law; C. Blake McDowell Jr. Professor of Law, University of Akron School of Law
--Wisdom in Justice Cardozo's Decisionmaking
Joel K. Goldstein, Vincent C. Immel Professor of Law, Saint Louis University School of Law
---The Nature of the Judicial Process
Randy Lee, Professor of Law at the Commonwealth Law School of Widener University
--Justice Cardozo's Thoughts on Judges and the Law
Judge Kermit V. Lipez, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
--- The Nature of the Judicial Process: A Case Study
5:00 -- Reception – Judaica Room
Video Message
Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, New York State Court of Appeals

Friday—March 24
9:30-10:30--Cardozo's Jurisprudence
John C.P. Goldberg, Eli Goldston Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
--Benjamin Cardozo and The Death of the Common Law
Mark A. Graber, Jacob A. France Professor of Constitutionalism, University of Maryland Carey School of Law
--Benjamin Cardozo and the Beginning of Modern Liberalism
Benjamin C. Zipursky, James H. Quinn ’49 Chair in Legal Ethics; Professor of Law, Fordham Law School
10:40-11:40—Cardozo and Torts
 --Cardozo and the Arc of Pragmatism
John Dzienkowski, John F. Sutton Chair in Lawyering and the Legal Process, University of Texas School of Law
--Cardozo on Privity
Michael D. Green, Bess and Walter Williams Distinguished Chair, Wake Forest University School of Law
-- Cardozo's Relationship with Juries
William E. Nelson, Weinfeld Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
1:00-2:30—Justice Cardozo
Richard D. Friedman, Alene and Allan F. Smith Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
--Cardozo on the Supreme Court
Joel Newman, Professor of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law
--On the Tax Meaning of Ordinary: How the Ills of Welch Could Be Cured Through Christian Science
Robert Pushaw, James Wilson Endowed Professor, Pepperdine University School of Law
--Justice Cardozo on the Burgeoning Administrative State
Rodney K. Smith, Director, Center for Constitutional Studies, Utah Valley University
--Conscience and a Life of Service to Higher Values: The Lives of Benjamin Cardozo and James Madison
For additional information, please contact events@tourolaw.edu.



Louis D. Brandeis: An Interdisciplinary Retrospective

Held Thursday, March 31-Friday, April 1,2016 at Touro Law Center