Previous Events

September 29, 2020 – Northampton, MA

Virtual book launch for BIG DIRTY MONEY hosted by Broadside Bookstore in Northampton, MA

September 30, 2020 – Springfield, MA

The Center for Social Justice is excited to host WNE Professor Jennifer Taub via Zoom in conversation with Helaine Olen from the Washington Post for a celebration of Taub’s new book––Big Dirty Money: The Shocking Injustice and Unseen Cost of White Collar Crime. [Sign up here]


October 6, 2020 – Washington, DC

Expert panel discussion of BIG DIRTY MONEY hosted by Politics & Prose. [Register here].

Julie Zebrak, panel moderator, is a DC attorney and political consultant.

Jesse Eisinger is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, ProPublica editor, and author of The Chickenshit Club.

Barb McQuade is a former US Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, MSNBC legal expert, and University of Michigan law professor.

Elie Mystal is the Justice correspondent at The Nation

Joyce Vance is the former US Attorney for the Norther District of Alabama, MSNBC legal expert, and University of Alabama law professor

October 16, 2020 – New York, NY

Invited panel moderator for the 2020 Cooper-Walsh Colloquium, “The Impact of Financial Crisis on Urban Environments: Past, Present, and Future,” a conversation about the unique impacts, consequences of and responses to financial crises in urban areas, a webinar hosted virtually by the Fordham Urban Law Journal.

April 3 – 4, 2020

Law & Political Economy conference at Yale Law School

January 3, 2020 – Washington DC

On “Hot Topic” Impeachment panel co-organized by Prof. Monica Eppinger at the Association of American Law Schools 2020 Annual Meeting.

December 8, 2019 – Bennington, VT

Invited speaker on the Trump Impeachment Hearings at Bennington College 

October 1, 2019 – Amherst, MA

Invited to participate on a panel and discussion on “the use of social media for public engagement, highlighting strategies for knowing and growing your audience, effective messaging, handling controversy, and exploring the professional impacts of a social media presence. Organized by the UMass Amherst Public Engagement Project.”

June 2 – 4, 2019 – Baltimore, MD

Co-organizer and moderator of white collar crime panel for APPEAL Conference, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Baltimore, MD, June 2 -4.

February 12, 2019 – South Royalton, VT

Moderating discussion with  Robert Fiske, Jr. who will speak about “The Mueller Investigation in Context: From Watergate to Russian Interference.” Tuesday, Feb. 12at 3:30 p.m. in Chase Community Center. Watch the livestream at

January 28, 2019 – Washington, DC

Invited panelist with Free Speech for People on Ten Grounds for Impeachment at Need to Impeach event in Washington DC, January 28, 2019.

January 24, 2019 – New Haven, CT

Invited participant in a Law and Political Economy workshop at Yale Law School, January 24 through January 28, 2019.

January 4, 2019 – New Orleans, LA

Invited speaker for Section on Election Law panel on “Protecting American Democracy from Foreign Interference” at the American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

October 12, 2018 – Minneapolis, MN

Invited to participate on panel at Minnesota Law Review symposium on “Recession in Retrospect: Financial Regulation and Consumer Protection Ten Years Since the 2008 Financial Crisis.” Presenting a paper entitled, “”Killing the Canaries: How Weakening Consumer Financial Protection Creates Systemic Risk.”

September 14, 2018 – Cambridge, MA

Invited to present on a panel on “How to Use your Political Voice (without running for office)” for “Celebration 65: Raising Our Voices” Harvard Law School, September 14, 2018.

July 10, 2018 – Boston, MA

Presented on a panel on the legal grounds to begin an impeachment proceeding for an event co-hosted by Free Speech For People Need to Impeach. Fellow speakers include Free Speech For People Board Chair Ben Clements, Free Speech For People Legal Director Ron Fein,  and Tom Steyer. Moderated by Free Speech For People President, John Bonifaz.

June 13 – 15, 2018 – Amherst, MA

Presented, “Reinventing Law and Economics” at the APPEAL Political Economy and the Law Workshop on “Connecting Ideas and Policies for Change,” University of Massachusetts, Amherst Political Economy Research Institute (PERI).

April 9, 2018 — Boston, MA

Panelist with H. Kent Greenfield and Frank Partnoy, at symposium for David Webber’s new book, The Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder: Labor’s Last Best Weapon (Harvard University Press, 2018), from 12:45 – 2:00 p.m., Barristers Hall, Boston University School of Law.

April 2, 2018 — Memphis, TN

Invited guest to attend MLK50 Symposium: Where Do We Go From Here? A Symposium & Luncheon commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death, hosted by the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law & the National Civil Rights Museum.

March 28, 2018 — Northampton, MA

Panelist for Gubernatorial Candidates evening. Wednesday, March 28, 2018 in the Northampton High School auditorium from 7-9 pm.

February 15, 2018 – South Royalton, VT

Moderator for  “Mueller v. Trump” at Vermont Law School. CNN Legal Analyst Michael Zeldin, a former senior aide in the Justice Department,  presents “Mueller v. Trump: The White House on Trial” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in Chase Community Center at Vermont Law School. Zeldin will discuss Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference and potential collusion by Trump’s campaign For video of the event, follow this link.

January 31, 2018 – St. Louis, MO

Invited to present current research at the St. Louis University School of Law faculty workshop, St. Louis, MO, January 31, 2018.

January 3 – 6, 2018 – San Diego, CA

Invited panelist for joint program of the Section on Real Estate Transactions and the Section on Commercial and Related Consumer Law at the 2018 AALS Annual Meeting.

November 1, 2017 – Amherst, MA

Invited to give guest lecture on “Reinventing Law and Economics” at the UMass Amherst Political Economy Research Institute.

September 22, 2017 – Philadelphia, PA

Participant at roundtable on corporate political disclosure, planned by the Wharton School’s Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research, Columbia Law School and the Center for Political Accountability.

September 15, 2017 – South Royalton, VT

Moderator for panel on “The Role of Fake News, Propaganda, and Disinformation” at the Media Law and Journalism symposium, Vermont Law School.

June 15 – 16, 2017 – Baltimore, MD

Workshop on “Engaged Scholarship in Law Economics,” at the University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland.

March 24, 2017 – Gulfport, FL

Invited panelist for Stetson Law Review symposium, Can Corporations Be Good Citizens? How Corporate Law, Litigation, Lobbying and Money in Politics Intersect,” Stetson University College of Law

January 6, 2017 – San Francisco, CA

Chair of the AALS section on Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services, for program on “The Tenth Anniversary of the Subprime Mortgage Crisis: The State of Financial Reform and Consumer Financial Protection.” Our program is scheduled for Friday, January 6, 2017 from 8:30 – 10:15 a.m. at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel.

November 1, 2016 – Newark, DE

On panel with Vanguard founder Jack Bogle, and authors of “What They Do with Your Money: How the Financial System Fails Us and How to Fix it,” Stephen Davis and Jon Lukomnik at the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware.

September 23, 2016 – Washington, D.C.

Leading a panel discussion at Financial Stability Law Workshop organized by the Office of Financial Research.

September 16, 2016 – South Royalton, VT

Moderator for the Vermont Law Review’s symposium “Criminal Culpability: Who Deserves Punishment?”

September 13, 2016 – Washington, D.C.

Panelist at Marketplace Lending Policy Summit co-hosted by Boston University Center for Finance, Law & Policy (“CFLP”) and Cross River Bank.

June 23, 2016 – Washington, DC

Invited witness to testify before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on “Bank Capital and Liquidity Regulation.”

May 23 – 24, 2016 – Santa Barbara, CA

Panelist at the “Law for the New Economy Workshop,” held at the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Bren School for the Environment, co-sponsored by the Vermont Law School New Economy Law Center.

May 17, 2016 – Washington, DC

Invited witness to testify before the House Financial Services Committee, Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises Subcommittee hearing entitled “Legislative Proposals to Enhance Capital Formation, Transparency, and Regulatory Accountability.”


April 15, 2016 – Tulsa, OK

Presenting “Mind the Gap: Regulating Asset Management After the 2008 Crisis” for the faculty colloquy at the University of Tulsa College of Law

January 1 – May 31, 2016 – New Haven, CT

Visiting Fellow at the Yale School of Management.

December 4, 2015 – Boston, MA

Participant and Panel Moderator at the 8th annual Investment Fund Roundtable organized by Professors Tamar Frankel and William Birdthistle. Hosted by Boston University School of Law.

October 30, 2015 – New York, NY

Discussant for panel at the Cornell BLI conference, “Rethinking the Public-Private Balance in Financial Markets and Regulation,” at the Cornell Club, New York, NY.

October 21, 2015 – Boston, MA

Discussant for public presentation at the Boston University School of Law by Eyvindur G. Gunnarsson’s, the Dean of an Icelandic Law School, concerning the Icelandic Financial Crisis, sponsored by the Center for Finance, Law & Policy.

October 16, 2015 – Chicago, IL

Invited panelist for Loyola University Chicago’s Institute for Investor Protection annual fall conference titled “The Twentieth Anniversary of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act: Taking Stock,” co-sponsored by Loyola’s Institute for Investor Protection and the Institute for Law and Economic Policy.


September 25, 2015 – Baltimore, MD

Invited panelist for the 18th annual Conference on Litigating Takings Challenges to Land Use and Environmental Regulations, co-sponsored by Vermont Law School.

July 22, 2015 – Washington, DC

Joined Simon Johnson and Mark Calabria on panel moderated by Marc Jarsulic at the Center for American Progress’ “Dodd-Frank at Year Five, ” event. Distinguished guests include Sen. Sherrod Brown and Maxine Waters.


June 22 – 23, 2015 – Buffalo, NY

Co-organizer with Martha McCluskey and Frank Pasquale of two back-to-back APPEAL workshops at SUNY Buffalo Law School — the first on “Higher Education Finance” and the second on “New Thinking in Law and Economics.”

May 5 – 6, 2015 – Washington, D.C.

Invited guest for the Institute for New Economic Thinking’s “Finance & Society” event at the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the International Monetary Fund, organized by a committee including Anat Admati of Stanford University, Ceyla Pazarbasioglu of the IMF, Gudrun Johnsen from the University of Iceland and Signe Krogstrup of the Swiss National Bank.

April 22, 2015 – New Haven, CT

Invited guest for the Yale Law School Mortgage Foreclosure Litigation Clinic.

March 27, 2015 – Baltimore, MD

Participant on “Religious Exemptions for Corporations” panel at the 2015 Symposium, “The Impact of the First Amendment on American Businesses,” at University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

March 9 – 13, 2015 – Champaign, IL

Teaching at the University of Illinois College of Law, “Measuring the Progress of Financial Reform on the 7th Anniversary of the Bear Stearns Rescue.” In this course we will use the 7th anniversary of the March 2008 $30 billion government-backed rescue of investment bank Bear Stearns to gauge the progress of financial market reform.

February 21, 2015 – New Haven, CT

Participant on “Public Money in the Public Interest,” panel at the student-run RebLaw 2015 conference at Yale Law School.

February 5, 2015 – Toronto, Canada

Presenter on International Comparisons panel at the Annual Review of Insolvency Law, organized by the University of British Columbia faculty of law, Toronto, Canada, planned for February 6, 2015.

January 4 – 5, 2015 – Washington, D.C.

Presenter on three panels at the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting: “The Future of the Federal Housing System;” “Questioning the Benefits of Cost-Benefit Analysis;” and “The Cheater Take All Society.”

December 9, 2014 – Washington, D.C.

Presenter on panel for the “Managing the Economy: Main Street, Wall Street and the Federal Reserve” event in the Hart Senate Building, sponsored by Americans for Financial Reform, the Economic Policy Institute, and the Roosevelt Institute. Keynote speakers included Senator Elizabeth Warren and  economist and New York Times columnist, Paul Krugman.

December 8, 2014 – Cambridge, MA

Participant at 7th annual Investment Fund Roundtable organized by Professors Tamar Frankel and William Birdthistle. Hosted by Harvard Law School.

November 7, 2014 – Cambridge, MA

Presenter on “Constitutional Dimensions of Corporate Law” panel at the Advancing a New Jurisprudence for American Self-Government and Democracy: A legal symposium co-sponsored by Harvard Law School and Free Speech For People, Cambridge, MA. Panels by invitation only, however keynote lunch address by Senator Jon Tester is open to the public.

October 20, 2014 – St. Louis, MO

Lecturer on Other People’s Houses for the “Access to Justice” lecture series at Washington University St. Louis School of Law, St. Louis, MO.

October 9, 2014 – Cambridge, MA

Speaker at the lunch-time business and government seminar on Other People’s Houses at the Harvard Kennedy School Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government.

September 26, 2014 – Durham, NC

Invited participant at roundtable on the topic: “Public and Private Enforcement after Halliburton, ATP and Boilermakers,” sponsored and by the Global Financial Markets Center at Duke University School of Law.

August 6, 2014 — Amelia Island, FL

Panelist for “When Corporate Law And Election Law Collide: Century Of Regulating Corporate Money In Politics,” panel at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, organized by Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, with additional co-panelists Tamara Piety and James Sample.

July 25, 2014 — Washington, DC

Discussion of “Other People’s Houses” at the AFL-CIO Book Club.  Co-sponsored by the AFL-CIO Office of Investment and Americans for Financial Reform.

June 8 – 9, 2014 – Washington, DC

Commentator on keynote presentation by Professor Roberta Karmel on June 8 at the AALS Midyear meeting, “Workshop on Blurring Boundaries in Financial and Corporate Law,” Washington, D.C.

May 28, 2014 – Northampton, MA

A Main Street Debut for OTHER PEOPLE’S HOUSES. Book launch and reading beginning at 7 pm at Broadside Bookshop, located at 247 Main Street in Northampton, MA.

May 19 – 20, 2014 – Washington, D.C.

Co-organizer of the conference-workshop, “Critiquing Cost-Benefit Analysis of Financial Regulation,” at George Washington Law School, co-sponsored by George Washington University Law School’s Center for Law, Economics and Finance (C-LEAF), the Association of Professors of Political Economy and the Law (APPEAL), Americans for Financial Reform (AFR), and the Center for Progressive Reform (CPR).

April 11, 2014 – Minneapolis, MN

Invited speaker at the University of St. Thomas Law Journal Spring Symposium, “Beyond Crisis-Driven Regulation–Initiatives for Sustainable Financial Regulation” organized by Prof. Wulf Kaal.

February 7 – 8, 2014 – Washington, D.C.

Invited commentator for Junior Faculty Workshop at George Washington Law School, Center for Law, Economics & Finance (C-LEAF).

January 31, 2014 – New York, NY

Invited participant for 6th annual Investment Fund Roundtable, at Brooklyn Law School, hosted by William Birdthistle of Chicago Kent College of Law, Tamar Frankel of Boston University School of Law, and James Fanto of Brooklyn Law School.

January 5, 2014 – New York, NY

Moderator and panelist for panel on “Corporate Theory and Regulation in the Aftermath of the Financial Crisis” at the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting.

November 12, 2013 – Washington, DC

Invited panelist for “An Unfinished Mission: Making Wall Street Work for Us,” sponsored by Americans for Financial Reform and the Roosevelt Institute. Discussed “There is no There There: Sophisticated Investors as the Guardians of Financial Stability,” November 12, 2013, U.S. Senate Caucus room.

September 27, 2013 – South Royalton, VT

Invited moderator for “Financial Disclosures as Regulation” panel at the Vermont Law Review Disclosure Debates conference. Panelists included Prof. Joan MacLeod Heminway (crowd funding), Attorney Sanford Lewis (shareholder activism through proxy resolutions), Prof. Ciara Torres-Spelliscy (campaign finance), and Vermont Commissioner of Financial Regulation, Susan Donegan.

September 12, 2013 – Washington, DC

Invited moderator for panel “Five Years On, Learning Lehman’s Lessons from the Panic of 2008: Are We Better Prepared for the Next Financial Crisis?” with Senator Elizabeth Warren keynoting, co-sponsored by Better Markets and George Washington Law School.


On CNN, July 10, 2017, Jennifer Taub and former US attorney Matthew Whitaker debate the legal implications of Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer