Loyola University Chicago

School of Law


Loyola University Chicago School of Law
and Loyola University Chicago Business Law Center

ClassCrits IX:
The New Corporatocracy and Election 2016

Fri., Oct. 21 – Sat., Oct. 22, 2016
Philip H. Corboy Law Center
Power Rogers & Smith Ceremonial Courtroom, 10th Floor
25 E. Pearson Street, Chicago


A registration fee of $150 will be collected at the conference


Friday, October 21, 2016

8:15 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Welcome, Opening Remarks; Overview of ClassCrits

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Opening Plenary Roundtable

The “White Working Class” in the 2016 Election and Beyond

Athena Mutua, SUNYBuffalo Law, moderator
James Gray Pope (Chair and presenter), Rutgers Law School
Lisa R. Pruitt, University of California at Davis School of Law
Ahmed A. White, Colorado Law School
Angela Harris, UC Davis Law

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Break 

11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Concurrent Panels

Neoliberal Infrastructures 

Taxation, Social Justice & Development

Brian J. Sawers, Emory University Law, After Flint: Infrastructure and Poverty

Ernesto Hernandez- Lopez, Chapman University Law, Bicycles vs. Cars: Law’s Role in Automobility: The Example of Fix the City v. Los Angeles

Kellen Zale, University of Houston Corporate Design in the Sharing Economy

Matthew Titolo, The Harm of Private Prisons, West Virginia University Law

Doron Narotzki, University of Akron Business Administration Corporate Social Responsibility and Taxation: The Next Step of the Evolution

Rohan Grey, Binzagr Institute for Sustainable Prosperity & Nathan Tankus, Modern Money Network, Corporate Taxation in a Modern Monetary Economy: Legal History, Theory, Prospects

Karl Botchway, CUNY Technology & Jamee Moudud, Sarah Lawrence Economics, Capacity Building, Taxation and Corporate power in Africa

Martha T. McCluskey, SUNY Buffalo Law, Corporatocracy and Class in State and Local “Job-Creation” Subsidies

12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Break

1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Lunch & Keynote Address

Alyssa Katz, journalist and author of The Influence Machine:  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Corporate Capture of American Life

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Plenary

Corporate Values Creep Beyond For-Profit Institutions

Bertrall Ross, University of California, Berkeley, Law
Gwendolyn M. Leachman, University of Wisconsin Law
Jonathan Glater, University of California, Irvine, Law
Kelly Kleiman, NFP Consulting

4:15 p.m. – 5:45p.m. Concurrent Panels

Distributing Wealth, Law, and Power

Corporate Control and Democratic Process

Goldburn P. Maynard, Jr., University of Louisville Law, A Plea for Courts to Abolish the Judicially Created Right of the Wealthy to Avoid Estate Taxes

Victoria J. Haneman, Concordia University Law, The Collision of Holographic Wills and the 120-HourRule

Doron Narotzki, University of Akron Business Administration Dark Pools, High-Frequency Trading and the Financial Transaction Tax: A Solution or Complication?

Robert Ashford, Syracuse University Law, Why Working But Poor?

Michael C. Duff, University of Wyoming Law, The Corporatization of Workplace Adjudication

Eric George, York University Political Science Commercial Arbitration as an Instrument of Corporate Power

Elizabeth L. MacDowell, University of Nevada Las Vegas Law, and Mark J. Kaswan, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Political Science  Access to Justice and Democratization: Looking Beyond the State

Stacy-Ann Elvy, New York Law School, The Internet Of Things: Unpacking The Source Of Law

Dinner  6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.   Keynote:  William K. Black, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Saturday October 22, 2016

8:30 a.m., Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. – Concurrent Panels

Teaching Corporate Law from a Critical Perspective

Legal Discourse, Well-Being & Ethics

Cheryl Wade, St. John’s Law

andré douglas pond cummings, Indiana Tech Law

Steven Ramirez, Loyola Chicago Law

Todd Clark, North Carolina Central Law

Lucy Jewel, University of Tennessee Law, Epigenetics, Neuroplasticity, Social Status & the Law

Kim Clark, Pacific School of Religion, Critical Race Theory, Ethics and Spirituality:  Futurist, Taxes, and Transformation 

James G. Wilson, Cleveland Marshall Law, A Dearth of Kindness

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. – Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Plenary Roundtable

ClassCrits in the Trenches

Saru Matambanadzo,Tulane University Law, Moderator and Commentator
Wendy Bach, University of Tennessee College of Law, Fetal Assault Laws
Emily Benfer and Allyson Gold, Loyola-Chicago School of Law, Lead Hazards in Federally-Assisted Housing
Marc-Tizoc González, St. Thomas School of Law, Advocacy for Rights of Persons Who are Homeless; Advocacy for Legislative Change
Tom Kleven, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Green Party Candidacy & Political Process

12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Break

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch

Critical Perspectives on Corporate Personhood

Saru Matambanadzo, Tulane University Law, The Ethical Force of Corporate Personhood
Atiba Ellis, West Virginia University Law
Jorge Roig, Charleston School of Law
Matthew Titolo, West Virginia University Law

1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Break

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Concurrent Panels

Markets and Methods

Perspectives from Critical Tax

Athena Mutua, SUNY Buffalo Law, Market Talk as Race Talk: A Review of Tomasi's Free Market Fairness.

Lina Khan, Yale Law School, Market Power and Inequality: The Antitrust Counterrevolution and its Discontents

Jamee Moudud, Sarah Lawrence Economics, Beyond the Third Moment in Law and Development: Insights from Critical Legal Studies and Critical Political Economy

Damjan Kukovec, Harvard Law School, Economic Law, Inequality and Hidden Hierarchies on the EU Internal Market

Shu-Yi Oei, Tulane University Law

Francine Lipman, University of Nevada Las Vegas Law

Les Book,Villanova University Law

Samuel Brunson, Loyola University Chicago Law

3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Break

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closing Plenary

Corporations as Public Persons

Timothy K. Kuhner, Georgia State University Law, The Justifications for Plutocracy, Corporatocracy, and Neoliberalism: Explaining the Reincarnation of Royalism, Dynasty, Aristocracy, and Oligarchy
Nan Enstad, University of Wisconsin Madison, History, Cigarette Tycoons and Corporate Personhood:  How the Cult of the Entrepreneur Distorted Our Social Imaginary of the Corporation
René Reich-Graefe, Western New England University School of Law Knightian Uncertainty, Profit Seeking and Corporate Sustainability
Tayyab Mahmud, Seattle University Law, Capitalism and Democracy: Mythologies and Histories

5:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Closing remarks

5:30 p.m. ClassCrits Business Meeting