Law Review Symposium 2011

Symposium Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Farrand’s Records of the Federal Convention

Sponsored by the George Washington Law Review and the Institute for Constitutional History

Nov 3–4, 2011

Thursday, Nov 3, 4:30–6:30 pm: Keynote Address

Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st Street NW
Washington, DC  20052

*This is a ticketed event (tickets will be distributed through a lottery system). Please see registration details below to enter the ticket lottery.

Welcome: Paul Schiff Berman, Dean and Robert Kramer Research Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School.

Introduction: William K. Kelley, Associate Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame, The Law School.

Keynote: “The Methodology of Originalism”
The Honorable Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States.

Q & A on Constitutional Interpretation:
John Manning, Bruce Bromley Professor of Law, Harvard Law School and Justice Scalia.

Friday, Nov 4, 9:30 am–5:15 pm: Panel Discussions
The Jacob Burns Moot Court Room
The George Washington University Law School
2000 H Street NW, Washington, DC  20052

*The panel discussions require an RSVP. Please see registration details below to RSVP.

8:30-9:30 am: Continental Breakfast and Registration

9:30–11:45 am: Panel I

Moderator: Peter J.Smith, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development; Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School.

Mary Sarah Bilder, Professor, Boston College of Law:
How Bad Were the Official Records of the Convention?

Anthony J. Bellia Jr., Professor of Law; Concurrent Professor of Political Science; Notre Dame Presidential Fellow, The Notre Dame Law School and
Bradford R. Clark, William Cranch Research Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School:
Cases Arising Under the Law of Nations.

Gregory E. Maggs, Professor of Law, Co-Director, National Security and U.S. Foreign Relations Law Program, The George Washington University Law School:
The Records of the Convention as a Source of the Original Meaning of the Constitution.

Maeva Marcus, Research Professor of Law; Director of the Institute for Constitutional History, The George Washington University Law School:
The Effect (or non-effect) of Founders on the Bench During the Early Republic.

1:30–3 pm: Panel II, Judges Panel.

Moderator: Amanda Tyler, Associate Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School.

3:15–5:15 pm: Panel III

Moderator: Thomas Colby, Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School.

Jamal Greene, Associate Professor of Law, Columbia Law School:
The Persistence of “Original Intent” as a Description of Originalist Interpretation.

Stephen E. Sachs, Assistant Professor of Law, Duke Law:
Constitutional Backdrops.

John O. McGinnis, George C. Dix Professor in Constitutional Law, Northwestern Law:
Thayer’s View of Judicial Review and the Founding.

H.Jefferson Powell, Lyle T. Alverson Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School:
TBD.

 5:30–6:30 pm: Reception

Registration:

Justice Scalia's keynote speech is a ticketed event for members of the GW Law community and symposium participants. Given the limited capacity of the Jack Morton Auditorium, GW Law faculty, students, and alumni who wish to attend the keynote speech must enter a ticket lottery. The lottery will close on Oct 28, and tickets will be distributed the following week to those who are randomly selected to attend the keynote.

To inquire about registration to attend the panel discussions, entering the ticket lottery for Justice Scalia's keynote speech, or to ask questions related to the symposium, please email: gwlr.symposium.info@gmail.com.

Please note: Registration for this event, including panel discussions and keynote address, is required and must be received by October 28. This event is open to members of the GW Law community, invited guests, and symposium participants only.

 


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