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21st Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference

January 3 — 4, 2019
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Hilton New Orleans Riverside
2 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70130

The 21st Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference will take place January 3-4, 2019 in New Orleans, LA. The conference will again take place as part of the official AALS Annual Meeting, and our events and speakers will be cross-listed in the AALS Annual Meeting Program. 

The conference will feature panels on substantive due process, tech privacy and data security, and antitrust. The winners of our Young Legal Scholars Paper Competition will present their papers, and various other attendees will invite feedback on works they have in progress. Our annual luncheon debate will address qualified immunity. 

Information regarding hotel accommodations is found in the PDF ticket attached to the registration confirmation email. Please follow the link in that ticket for hotel reservations. 

 

Conference Schedule:

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:30 am
Compass, Riverside Complex

Welcome
8:30 am
Compass, Riverside Complex

  • Hon. Lee Liberman Otis, The Federalist Society
  • Incoming AALS President Vicki C. Jackson, Harvard Law School

Panel: Substantive Due Process
8:45 am - 10:15 am
Compass, Riverside Complex

  • Moderator: Christina Mulligan, Brooklyn Law School
  • Panelists:
    • Randy Barnett, Georgetown University Law Center
    • John Harrison, University of Virginia School of Law
    • Nathan Chapman, University of Georgia School of Law
    • Ryan Williams, Boston College Law School

7 Minute Presentations of Works in Progress Panel 1-A
10:30 am - 11:45 am 
Compass, Riverside Complex

  • Moderator: James Stoner, Louisiana State University
  • Presenters:
    • Jeffrey Addicott, St. Mary’s University School of Law: “The Trump Travel Ban: Rhetoric v. Reality”
    • Paul Baier, Louisiana State University Law School: “Frankfurter-Wiener Letters”
    • Evan Bernick, Georgetown University Law Center: "Decision Under Constitutional Uncertainty"
    • Chad Flanders, Saint Louis University School of Law: “What Makes the Death Penalty Arbitrary (And Does It Matter If It Is?)”
    • Tara Leigh Grove, William & Mary Law School: “The Law of Interpreting Presidential Laws”
    • Barbara Mouly, Liberty University School of Law: “Potential Effects of Enforcing Islamic Religious Arbitration”
    • Derek Muller, Pepperdine University School of Law: “Weaponizing the Ballot”

7 Minute Presentations of Works in Progress Panel 1-B
10:30 am - 11:45 am
Steering, Riverside Complex

  • Moderator: Daniel Kelly, Notre Dame Law School
  • Presenters:
    • Kevin Douglas, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School: “Moral and Policy Conflicts in the Regulation of Insider Trading”
    • Matthew Festa, South Texas College of Law Houston: “A Property-Rights Approach to Progressive Land Use”
    • Michael Lewyn, Touro College Fuschberg Law Center: “In Defense of the American Community Survey”
    • Andrew Schwartz, University of Colorado Boulder Law School: “Mandatory Disclosure in Primary and Secondary Markets”
    • Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Texas A&M University School of Law: “Renewed Efficiency in Administrative Patent Revocation”

Luncheon Debate: Resolved: The Supreme Court Should Overrule Qualified Immunity
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
TBD

  • Moderator: Tara Leigh Grove, William & Mary Law School
  • William Baude, University of Chicago Law School
  • Christopher Walker, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law 

Young Legal Scholars Paper Presentations
2:15 pm - 4:15 pm
River, Riverside Complex

  • Moderator: Larry Alexander, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Vince Buccola, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School: “The Logic and Limits of Municipal Bankruptcy”
  • Paul Crane, University of Richmond School of Law: “Incorporating Collateral Consequences into Criminal Procedure” 
  • Jennifer Mascott, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School: “The Ratifiers’ Theory of Officer Accountability”
  • Lance Sorenson, Utah Office of the Attorney General: “The Hybrid Nature of the Property Clause: Implications for Judicial Review of National Monument Reductions”
  • Lael Weinberger, University of Chicago JD/PhD Candidate: “Frankfurter, Abstention Doctrine, and the Development of Modern Federalism: A History and Three Futures”
  • Ilan Wurman, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law: “The Origins of Substantive Due Process”
  • Commenter: Richard Epstein, NYU School of Law, University of Chicago Law School 

Panel
4:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Compass, Riverside Complex
More information coming soon
 

Reception (co-sponsored with the Institute for Humane Studies)
6:15 - 7:15 pm
River, Riverside Complex

 

Friday, January 4, 2019

Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 am
Compass, Riverside Complex

Panel: Antitrust
9:00 am - 10:45 am
Compass, Riverside Complex

  • Moderator: Thomas Arthur, Emory University School of Law
  • Panelists:
    • Einer Elhauge, Harvard Law School
    • Harry First, New York University School of Law
    • Justin (Gus) Hurwitz, Nebraska College of Law
  • Description: There have been renewed challenges to the Chicago School framework for antitrust law. Some have argued that it fails to address growing inequality among people and concentration among industries.  In cases like Ohio v. American Express,  the Supreme Court appears more divided on the application of its principles. This panel will discuss these important developments.

7 Minute Presentations of Works in Progress Panel 2-A
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Compass, Riverside Complex

  • Moderator: Kurt Lash, University of Richmond School of Law
  • Presenters:
    • Bradley Areheart, University of Tennessee College of Law: "The Headwinds and Tailwinds of Equality"
    • Stephanie Barclay, BYU J. Reuben Clark Law School: "The Meaning of the Establishment Clause: A Corpus Linguistics Analysis"
    • Nathan Chapman, University of Georgia School of Law: “Missionaries, Indians, and the Bounds of Constitutional Imagination”
    • Enrique Guerra-Pujol, University of Central Florida College of Business: “Bayesian Stare Decisis”
    • Donald Kochan, Chapman University Fowler School of Law: “The Framing Effects of Labeling Constitutional Products”
    • Earl Maltz, Rutgers Law School: “The Original Meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment and the Right of Access to Public Education”
    • George Mocsary, Southern Illinois University School of Law: “Administrative Browbeating”

7 Minute Presentations of Works in Progress Panel 2-B
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Steering, Riverside Complex

  • Moderator: Kristen Osenga, University of Richmond School of Law
  • Presenters:
    • Nadia Ahmad, Barry University School of Law: “Energy for Metropolis”
    • Juscelino Colares, Case Western Reserve University School of Law: “Turxit: The Tariff-Leverage Case for Turkey’s Shift from Customs Union to FTA”
    • Ryan Holte, University of Akron School of Law: “The Cycle of Obviousness” (with Ted Sichelman)
    • Gus Hurwitz, University of Nebraska College of Law: “The Self-Regulatory Solution to Data Security and Privacy Regulation”
    • Jennifer Huddleston Skees, Mercatus Center at George Mason University: “Disrupting Deference for Disrupting Technology”
    • Stephen Ware, University of Kansas School of Law: “Paternalism or Gender-Neutrality?

 

Panel: Scholarly Rigor and Intellectual Orthodoxy
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Compass, Riverside Complex
More information coming soon

 

Information regarding hotel accommodations is found in the PDF ticket attached to the registration confirmation email. Please follow the link in that ticket for hotel reservations. 

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