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2018 Annual Scholarship Conference

Texas A&M University School of Law

Fort Worth, TX

The 2018 Central States Law Schools Association Scholarship Conference has concluded. Thanks to all the scholars from across the country and beyond who came to share their exciting research and ideas. CSLSA gives special thanks to the Texas A&M University School of Law for graciously hosting the event.

Check back later this spring for updates on the 2019 CSLSA conference, which will be held in the fall 2019 semester at the University of Toledo College of Law. And, as always, please subscribe to our blog for more information about CSLSA. We look forward to seeing you in Toledo!


Conference Registration and Lunch

11:30 AM

Opening Remarks

1:00 PM

Keynote Address

Challenge and Opportunity in 21st Century Lawyering, Thomas J. Stipanowich, Pepperdine University

1:10 PM

Regulating Technology

The New Data of Student Debt, Christopher Odinet, University of Oklahoma College of Law

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of Online Reviews: The Trouble with Trolls and a Role for Contract Law after the Consumer Review Fairness Act, Wayne Barnes, Texas A&M University School of Law

2:15 PM

Jurisdiction & Procedure

Pereira v. Sessions: A Jurisdictional Surprise for
Immigration Courts,
 Kit Johnson, The University of Oklahoma College of Law

Reasonable Steps: Analyzing Rule 37(e)’s Uniform Spoliation Standards, Tanya Pierce, Texas A&M University School of Law

3:30 PM


Normalizing Struggle, Cassie Christopher, Texas Tech University School of Law

Starting Centennials and Millennials Out Right:
Consumer Law for 1Ls,
 Neil Sobol, Texas A&M University School of Law

4:45 PM

Dinner @ Conference Center

Kick Me Out of the Ball Game … Forever: Re-examining the “Black Sox” Scandal (Nearly) 100 Years Later, Keith Rowley, UNLV School of Law

6:00 PM

Breakfast @ Conference Center

8:00 AM


9:00 AM

Plenary Session

Strategies and Techniques for Enhancing Teaching Before, During, and After Class

12:45 PM


2:30 PM

Business Meeting

4:50 PM

Dinner @ Cooper’s Old Time Pit BBQ

6:00 PM



Ideas come in many shapes and stages, so presentations are welcome whether just an early-stage idea or a completed draft


Come see the sights and enjoy the culture of Toledo–a city on the move that’s undergoing an urban renewal Renaissance


At the CSLSA conference, faculty from across the country and around the world come together to collaborate and forge lasting connections


CSLSA is about helping you grow as a scholar, so you’ll enjoy a relaxed and encouraging environment where you can ask questions and get helpful feedback on your work


They love it. Read what the previous attendees had to say!


How can I get to the venue?

The University of Toledo College of Law is located at 1825 West Rocket Drive, Toledo, Ohio 43606.

The Detroit Wayne Metropolitan Airport (DTW) is located 50 miles (approximately 45 minutes by car) from the College of Law. The Toledo Express Airport (TOL) is located less than 15 miles (approximately 20 minutes by car) from the College of Law, and offers a more limited selection of flights.

Is there a fee to present?

There is no individual presenter-based fee, but all presenters must come from an institution that is a CSLSA member. For information on becoming a member, contact us below.

What about accommodation?

CSLSA participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging costs. Check HotelPlanner.com for information on block rates at nearby hotels.

Are children welcome?

Absolutely. Finding childcare can be challenging, so we allow attended children to attend the conference as well.



The University of Toledo College of Law

1825 West Rocket Drive

Toledo, Ohio 43606



If you have any questions about the event, please contact us directly.

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