William and Mary Law School

Upcoming Programs and Events

Spring 2011
Constitutional Transformations: The State, the Citizens, and the Changing Role of Government
A William and Mary Law Review Symposium


Friday & Saturday, February 25 & 26, 2011 

On February 25-26, 2011, IBRL will host the William & Mary Law Review Symposium Constitutional Transformations: The State, the Citizens, and the Changing Role of Government at the William & Mary School of Law.  The Symposium will gather leading constitutional scholars to discuss whether, in fact, we are in a transformative constitutional moment, and, if so, what implications this may have for constitutional practice, theory, and understanding.

 The participants will address a variety of constitutional issues, including declining state participation in certain critical public functions, increasing state ownership of private assets, the constitutional implications of new federal entitlement programs and mandates, the changing transmission of international norms across boundaries, the changing role of states in the federal system, the operation of the surveillance state, the conception of “citizenship” in a globalized world, the meaning and enforcement of equality, and the role of originalism and popular constitutionalism during periods of constitutional change.

Participants include:
    Helen Hershkoff, New York University Law School
    John O McGinnis, Northwestern University Law School
    Gillian Metzger, Columbia Law School
    Jide Okechuku Nzelibe, Northwestern University Law School
    Ed Rubin, Vanderbilt University Law School
    Fred Schauer, University of Virginia Law School
    Paul Schwartz, University of California - Berkeley (Boalt Hall)
    Amy Wax, University of Pennsylvania Law School
    Robin West, Georgetown University Law Center
    Christopher S. Yoo, University of Pennsylvania Law School
    John Yoo, University of California - Berkeley (Boalt Hall)

Registration is free and open to the public. 

Register Herehttps://forms.wm.edu/1236.   For more information email IBRL@wm.edu

Schedule

Friday, February 25, 2011   
1:30 - 1:45 pm       Welcoming Remarks
1:45 - 2:45 pm       Panel 1 - Technology
2:45 - 3:45 pm       Panel 2 - American Sovereignty and Presidential Powers
4:00 - 5:30 pm      Panel 3 - Supreme Court and Judicial Interpretation

Saturday, February 26, 2011
9:15 - 10:15 am      Panel 4 - Federalism & Civil Procedure
10:30 am - Noon   Panel 5 - Constitutional Rights
Noon                           Conference Concludes

 

See the William and Mary Law Review website