Monday, February 28, 2011

Events for March 2011

March is always a busy month for conferences, lectures, events, and symposia.  MARCH

Here are a few that you might not want to miss.

Food Fight, March 1, 6.30 pm, organized by  the law review at City University of New York School of Law, raising First Amendment issues such as "veggie libel laws" and campaign finance.

Rehabiliating Lochner: Defending Individual Rights against Progressive Reform, March 1 [and subsequent dates] sponsored by The Federalist Society.  David Bernsetin will be speaking about his forthcoming book at various venues throughout the month.

Prison Overcrowding, March 2, Noon, organized by the law review at West Virginia University College of Law, featuring Henry Weinstein from UC-Irvine School of Law.

Marlee Kline Lecture in Social Justice, March 3, 5.30 pm, organized by the Faculty of Law at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, delivered by Ruthann Robson.

Citizens United and Corporate Speech, March 4, 8.30 am, hosted by The John Marshall Law Review and Steven Schwinn at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, featuring a keynote by Thomas E. Mann of the Brookings Institute and panelists such as Geoffrey Stone, Atiba Ellis, and Monica Youn, director of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law.

Writing a Brandeis Biography, March 7, 3pm, at the Oklahoma University College of Law, by Melvin Urofsky, author of notable biography of Justice Louis Brandeis.  Urlovsky will also speak at a Faculty Colloquim at noon on "“Dissent As Form of Constitutional Dialogue."

Justice Clarence Thomas: 20 Years, March 11, 9.30am, at the Detroit Athletic Club, hosted by the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review.  The morning panel is devoted to individual liberties and the afternoon panel focuses on governmental powers.

Moral Imagination in Judging, March 11, noon, at Washburn University School of Law, Bandes by Susan Bandes  (pictured right) delivering the annual Foulstein Siefkin Lecture, organized by the Washburn Law Journal.

Boundaries and Enemies, 2011 Conference of The Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities, March 11 - 12, at University of Nevada, Las Vegas – William S. Boyd School of Law, organized by the association.  Two packed days of panels and events.

Official Wrongdoing and the Civil Liability of the Federal Government and Officers, March 18, 9am, organized by the law journal at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis.  The afternoon panel is entitled "Constitutional Claims: Bivens Suits."

Perspectives on Prerogative, March 24-26, The LeFrak Forum and the Symposium on Science, Reason, & Modern Democracy, Department of Political Science, Michigan State University, will "examine an especially troubling form of executive power: "prerogative" or "extra-legal" or "extra-constitutional" power."

Other events for which there is some information include two at Chapman University School of Law: Randy Barnett on March 8 discussing the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and Eugene Volokh on March 16 on "The Mechanisms of the Slippery Slope,"  and at Loyola Law School- New Orleans, on March 11 at noon, Calvin Johnson and Steven Willis on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, moderated by Cynthia Lepow.

 

and in April .......

Constitutional Law Symposium: Debating the Living Constitution, April 2, 8.30 am - 12.30 pm, organized by the Center for Constitutional Law at Drake University College of Law, Iowa, featuring speakers such as Rebecca Brown of USC School of Law.

 

RR

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