Duquesne University School of Law

Duquesne Law hosts workshop for rising legal scholars

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Duquesne University School of Law and the national Federalist Society will present Junior Scholars #Futurelaw Workshop 2.0 at Duquesne on Sept. 8, 2017. The event welcomes young law professors from around the country to present and respond to papers and original research. 

Assistant Professor Seth Oranburg, the conference organizer, says #FutureLaw reflects inter-disciplinary fields involving crowd science, behavioral economics, computer science, mathematics, statistics, learning theory, and related areas. 

“FutureLaw gives young faculty an opportunity to share ideas about cutting-edge legal issues in a collegial but rigorous environment,” Oranburg said of the workshop, now in its second year. “Plus, the event supports legal scholarship by considering the changing nature of law and regulation and drawing attention to the next generation of legal scholars.” 

Michele Pistone of Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law will offer Friday’s keynote speech, “How Disruptive Innovation Will Revolutionize the Legal World.” Other presentations will include: 

  • "Disappearing Data” by Agnieszka McPeak, University of Toledo College of Law
  • "The Promise and Perils of Algorithmic Lenders’ Use of Big Data” by Matthew Bruckner, Howard University School of Law
  • "Fintech: Antidote to Rent-Seeking?" by Jeremy Kidd, Mercer University School of Law
  • "The Big Crowd in the Small Enterprise: Intracorporate Disputes in Crowdfunded Ventures" by A. Martin Edwards, Tulane University School of Law
  • "Hyperfunding" by Seth Oranburg 

Oranburg focuses his research on innovation and the economy, with special attention to the legal aspects of internet shareholder activism, crowdfunding, venture capital and angel investing, and related topics.  His work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Oxford Business Law Blog, Rutgers University Law ReviewCornell Journal of Law & Public Policy, and Fordham Journal of Corporate Law, among others. 

Before joining the Duquesne faculty in 2016, Oranburg taught at the Chicago-Kent College of Law and Florida State University College of Law. His practice experience includes providing corporate counsel and managing venture capital transactions in Silicon Valley, Calif., and litigating antitrust matters in Washington, D.C.  

The #FutureLaw workshop is by invitation only. 

Faculty Referenced In Article

Seth C. Oranburg, J.D.Assistant Professor of Law