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.
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.
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