2022 Annual Conference Schedule & Program

2022 Annual Conference Schedule & Program

Washburn University School of Law
Topeka, Kansas

All sessions and events are at Washburn Law, 700 SW College Avenue, Topeka, KS 66621, except the Friday night event, which is at Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Park, 1515 SE Monroe St, Topeka, KS 66612.

All presenters have 20 minutes each, including time to present and time for questions/feedback. To get the most out of the conference, we suggest you aim for 10 to 12 minutes to present, leaving the remainder of the time for questions and feedback.


12:30 PM to 1:00 PM Registration & Snacks
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Welcome & Session One
Andrea Boyack, CSLSA President – Welcome
Lori McMillan – Corporate Personhood after Hobby Lobby
Reginald Oh – Deeply Rooted in the Constitution: The Viability of Fundamental Rights Post-Dobbs
Yvette Lindgren – Tort Law’s Potential to Protect Reproductive Privacy
Marsha Griggs – Outsourcing Self-Regulation

2:30 PM to 2:45 PM Break
2:45 PM to 4:30 PM Session Two
Jon Lee – Racism and Trademark Abandonment
Patricia Judd – Trademark Restrictions as Instruments of Public Health Retrenchment
Stephen Ware – Arbitration Agreements as Executory Contracts in Bankruptcy After Mission Prod. Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC
RK Johnson – Who Gets Subjected To State Tax Liens?
Jessica Asbridge – Private Delegations and Eminent Domain

4:30 PM to 5:15 PM Reception
5:30 PM Event & Dinner
at Brown v. Board of Education NHS
Dinner, keynote address, and private tour of Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site


8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM to 10:45 AM Session Three
John Francis – Qualified Immunity: Friend or Foe (textbook chapter)
Tracy Pearl – The Fourth Amendment in the Age of Autonomous Vehicles
Cassie Christopher – Decentralized Autonomous Organizations
Amy Westbrook – Progressive Corporate Governance Under Social Capitalism: Do the Right Thing or Share the Wealth?
Andrea Boyack – The Shape of Consumer Contracts

10:45 AM to 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Session Four
Meera U. Sossamon – Split the Difference: A Civilian Thesis for Split‑Recovery Statutes
Alex Glashausser – The Jurisdictional Junction of Adjunct Alienage and Diluted Diversity
Reid Krell – Jurisprudential Regimes Theory and Litigant Behavior
Sarah Cravens – Recording Judges: Improving Judicial Discipline in a Post‑Truth Era

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM to 3:15 PM Session Five
RK Johnson – Ella P. Stewart & The Benefits Of Owning A Neighborhood Pharmacy
Cheryl Nelson – Founding Fathers in the Family
Scott Gerber – Law as History: Law, Religion, and Historiography in Colonial America
Blake Klinkner – Exposing the Boogeyman of “Unreliable” Electronically Stored Information: A Call for a Return to 20-Year-Old Ancient Documents as an Exception to the Rule Against Hearsay
Chelsea Baldwin – Emotional Harms through Cognitive Effects of Legal Education

3:15 PM to 3:30 PM Break
3:30 PM to 5:15 PM Session Six
Ryan Copus – Judicial Diversity and Case Outcomes in Federal Courts
Burke Griggs – Effective Property in Effective Resources
Eric E. Johnson – The Black Hole Case: The Law Against the End of the World (book proposal)
Noah Smith-Drelich – Food Tax Substitution Effects
Leila Lawlor – Proven Methods to Retain and Best Serve Students in Troubling Times

5:15 PM to 5:30 PM Closing Remarks
Dinner (optional dine around; sign-ups to be available at conference)

Download the CSLSA 2022 Schedule PDF

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