Presentations

  • Was Zacharias Moussaoui Competent to be His Own Attorney?
    Quinnipiac University School of Law
    Hamden, Connecticut
    December 2, 2005
  • Rotting with Their Rights On
    Quinnipiac University School of Law
    Hamden, Connecticut
    December 1, 2005
  • Why Incompetence is Unable to Justify Civil Commitment or Forced Treatment, and How Lack of Insight can Partially Replace Incompetence
    University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Psychiatry Department Research Seminar
    Iowa City, Iowa
    December 2, 2002
  • Is Your Physician Competent to Determine if You are Competent?
    University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
    Bioethics Forum
    Iowa City, Iowa
    October 16, 2002
  • Insight, Competence, and Mental Health Law
    XXVII International Academy of Law and Mental Health Annual Congress
    Amsterdam, Holland
    July 10, 2002
  • Must the Constitution Mean What it Says (and Say What it Means)?
    University of Iowa College of Law
    Faculty Seminar
    Iowa City, Iowa
    May 3, 2002
  • The Myths of Dangerousness and Incompetence, and the Reemergence of Parens Patriae in Civil Commitment Law:  A Radical Reinterpretation
    University of Iowa College of Law
    Faculty Seminar
    Iowa City, Iowa
    April 11, 2002
  • Should Iowa Enact an Advance Directive for Mental Health Treatment Statute?
    2001 Mental Health Conference
    Ames, Iowa
    October 11, 2001
  • Who Should be Subject to Outpatient Commitment?
    Outpatient Commitment Symposium
    Seton Hall University School of Law
    Newark, New Jersey
    April 27, 2001
  • A Novel Justification for Outpatient Commitment Based on a Near Consequentialism of Rights
    Boston University School of Law
    Boston, Massachusetts
    February 23, 2001
  • A Comprehensive Analysis of Empirical Research on the Consequences of Outpatient Commitment
    George Mason University Law School
    Arlington, Virginia
    January 26, 2001
  • Moral Issues in Outpatient Treatment Law
    D
    isability Law Section
    Association of American Law Schools
    Annual Meeting
    Washington, D.C.
    January 6, 2001
  • Montana Civil Commitment Law
    National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Montana
    Missoula, Montana
    November 17, 2000
  • Insight and Mental Illness
    National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Montana
    Missoula, Montana
    November 17, 2000
  • Causation in Tort Law
    Conference on Causation
    Duke University School of Law
    Durham, North Carolina
    November 11, 2000
  • Viable Constitutional Challenges to Sexual Predator Statutes After Kansas v. Hendricks (with Eric Janus)
    Sex Offender Commitment Defender Association Annual Convention
    Chicago, Illinois
    September 25, 2000
  • A Brief for Assisted Outpatient Treatment for Persons with Serious Mental Illness
    Law and Psychology Program
    University of Nebraska
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    September 1, 2000
  • An Argument for a Weak Doctrine of Precedent
    University of Nebraska School of Law
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    August 31, 2000
  • How to Deploy Therapeutic Jurisprudence to Avoid Becoming a Litigant in Specialized Mental Health Courts
    XXV International Academy of Law and Mental Health Annual Congress
    Sienna, Ital
    July 13, 2000
  • Mental Illness and Lack of Insight
    National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Annual Meeting
    San Diego, California
    June 17, 2000
  • An Assessment of the Virtues and Vices of Assisted Outpatient Treatment
    Quad Cities Mental Health Coalition
    Davenport, Iowa
    January 31, 2000
  • Ethical Dilemmas in the Practice of Civil Commitment Law
    Civil Commitment Continuing Legal Education Conference
    University of Iowa College of Law
    Iowa City, Iowa
    January 28, 2000
  • Should Iowa Adopt an Assisted Outpatient Treatment Statute?
    National Alliance for the Mentally Ill—Johnson County
    Iowa City, Iowa
    December 15, 1999
  • Iowa Civil Commitment Law
    Iowa Legal Services Civil Commitment Conference
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    December 15, 1999
  • What Happens After an Individual is Civilly Committed?
    Iowa Legal Services Civil Commitment Conference
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    December 15, 1999
  • The Legal Positivists’ Rule of Recognition
    Sophia XII Annual Conference on Legal and Political Philosophy
    Mazatlan, Mexico
    December 10, 1999
  • Clinical Prediction of Sex Offender Recidivism:  Strengths and Weaknesses
    University of Miami School of Law
    Annual Institute on Law, Psychiatry and Psychology
    Miami, Florida
    November 12, 1999
  • Seven Arguments for Originalism
    The Federalist Society
    University of Iowa College of Law
    Iowa City, Iowa
    October 28, 1999
  • An Assisted Outpatient Treatment Statute for Iowa
    National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-Iowa Annual Meeting and Conference
    Des Moines, Iowa
    October 2, 1999
  • Why Iowa Should Adopt a Mental Health Outpatient Treatment Statute:  A Proposal
    University of Iowa College of Law
    Iowa City, Iowa
    September 3, 1999
  • How to Avoid Being Involuntarily Hospitalized
    Iowa Empowerment Project
    Consumer Vision Congress
    Storm Lake, Iowa
    August 7, 1999
  • Should Iowa Adopt an Outpatient Commitment Statute?
    Iowa Empowerment Project
    Consumer Vision Congress
    Storm Lake, Iowa
    August 7, 1999
  • How to Avoid Being Involuntarily Hospitalized
    “99 in 99” Mental Health Consumer Conference
    Indianola, Iowa
    July 14, 1999
  • Outpatient Commitment in Iowa
    National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Johnson County, Iowa
    Iowa City, Iowa
    April 21, 1999
  • Iowa Civil Commitment Law
    Advocates for Persons with Mental Illness Annual Conference
    Coralville, Iowa
    April 15, 1999
  • Outpatient Treatment Statutes
    Advocates for Persons with Mental Illness Annual Conference
    Coralville, Iowa
    April 15, 1999
  • Should Iowa Adopt an Outpatient Treatment Statute?
    Polk County Civil Commitment Conference
    Des Moines, Iowa
    January 21, 1999
  • An Outpatient Commitment Statute for Iowa
    Iowa Civil Commitment Coalition
    Des Moines, Iowa
    November 5, 1998
  • Why No Judge Should Be a Dworkinian Coherentist
    Central States Law School Association Annual Meeting
    Akron, Ohio
    October 10, 1998
  • Outpatient Commitment
    National Alliance for the Mentally Ill—Iowa
    Des Moines, Iowa
    September 12, 1998
  • Recent Theories of Legal Reasoning
    Iowa Judicial Institute
    Iowa City, Iowa
    August 11, 1998
  • Mental Health Commitment in Iowa:  Recent Developments
    Iowa Judicial Institute
    Iowa City, Iowa
    August 11, 1998
  • Civil Commitment in Iowa
    Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Johnson County (Iowa)
    Iowa City, Iowa
    May 20, 1998
  • Civil Commitment:  The Law and Its Justifications
    Iowa Empowerment Project
    Iowa Protection and Advocacy Services and Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Iowa
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    May 15, 1998
  • Civil Commitment:  The Law and Its Justifications
    Iowa Empowerment Project
    Iowa Protection and Advocacy Services and Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Iowa
    Des Moines, Iowa
    May 2, 1998
  • Which Theory of Law Should Judges Apply?
    University of Alabama School of Law
    December 2, 1997
  • Civil Commitment:  What’s New, or Should Be
    Mental Health Issues in Iowa
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    September 17, 1997
  • Civil Commitment:  History, Current Issues, and Future Directions
    Mental Health Civil Commitment Conference
    Centerville, Iowa
    November 1, 1996
  • On Fuller’s Argument that There Is an Affinity between Coherence and Good Legal Systems and Incoherence and Evil Legal Systems
    University of Iowa College of Law
    Iowa City, Iowa
    February 9, 1996
  • Why There Are No Legal Principles and, Even If There Were, We Shouldn’t Follow Them
    AALS Annual Meeting:  Section on Jurisprudence
    San Antonio, Texas
    January 7, 1996
  • Coherence
    Center for the Study of Law and Society
    University of California at Berkeley
    Berkeley, California
    October 9, 1995
  • The Seriousness of Loss Thesis for Abnormally Dangerous Activities
    Loyola of Los Angeles Law School
    Los Angeles, California
    October 6, 1995
  • Mental Illness and Its Legal Consequences
    Optimist Club
    Iowa City, Iowa
    December 21, 1994
  • Risk Analysis and Abnormally Dangerous Activities:  A Rawlsian Argument for the Significance of the Seriousness of Loss
    Center for the Study of Law and Society
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, California
    April 8, 1994
  • Expected-Utility, the Difference Principle, and the Seriousness of Harm Thesis
    University of California, Hastings College of the Law
    San Francisco, California
    March 30, 1994
  • The ADA and the Mentally Disordered (with Peter Blanck)
    Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Johnson County
    Iowa City, Iowa
    February 17, 1993
  • How the Common Law Works Itself Pure
    University of Iowa College of Law
    Iowa City, Iowa
    December 4, 1992
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (with Peter Blanck)
    Iowa City Community Employment Specialists Network
    Iowa City, Iowa
    November 18, 1992
  • Precedent, Coherence, and Moral “Mathematics” in Adjudication
    University of Chicago
    Legal Theory Workshop
    Chicago, Illinois
    April 23, 1992
  • Formalism and Coherence
    Section on Law and Interpretation
    AALS Annual Meeting
    San Antonio, Texas
    January 7, 1992
  • Jurisprudential Earth Good Friday
    Conference on Rules and the Rule of Law
    University of San Diego School of Law
    San Diego, California
    April 19, 1990
  • Integrity Is Our Vulcan (with Jeremy Waldron)
    IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
    Chicago, Illinois
    April 6, 1990
  • Legal Indeterminacy Revisited
    Washington and Lee University School of Law
    Lexington, Virginia
    March 26, 1990
  • Legal Indeterminacy
    Northwestern University Law School/American Bar Foundation Workshop
    Chicago, Illinois
    October 20, 1988
  • Legal Indeterminacy
    McGill University Legal Theory Workshop
    Montreal, Canada
    September 23, 1988
  • Legal Indeterminacy
    University of Iowa College of Law
    Iowa City, Iowa
    September 16, 1988
  • Legal Indeterminacy and the Fundamental Contradiction
    Law and Society Association Annual Meeting
    Vail, Colorado
    June 9, 1988
  • Product Liability
    American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    Iowa City, Iowa
    April 20, 1988
  • Legal Indeterminacy and the Critical Legal Studies Movement
    Center for the Study of Law and Society
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, California
    March 22, 1988
  • Legal Indeterminacy and Legitimacy
    Conference on Rhetoric of the Disciplines: The Next Steps
    Project on the Rhetoric of Inquiry
    University of Iowa
    Iowa City, Iowa
    March 15, 1988
  • The Interpretive Turn
    University of Iowa Project on the Rhetoric of Inquiry Seminar
    Iowa City, Iowa
    September 1986
  • The Interpretive Turn
    Center for the Study of Law and Society
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, California
    May 1986
  • Precedent, Coherence, and Path Dependence
    University of Southern California Law Center Faculty Workshop
    Los Angeles, California
    January 1985
  • Legal Reasoning and Coherence Theories:  Dworkin’s Rights Thesis, and the Ripple Effect Argument for the Inevitability of Retroactivity
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Philosophy Colloquium
    Champaign, Illinois
    November 1984
  • Hindsight Tests in Strict Product Liability:  Retroactivity in Design-Defect and Failure-to-Warn Claims
    Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program Friday Forum
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, California
    September 1983
  • Commentator
    Panel on Language, Logic, and Judicial Opinions
    American Political Science Association Annual Meeting
    Washington, D.C.
    August 1980
  • The Right Answer but the Wrong Right
    Stanford-Berkeley Student Philosophy Conference
    University of California, Berkeley
    April 1980
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