Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Conference on federalism and its future

Federalism and Its Future
The University of Texas School of Law
February 10 – February 12, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

4:30—6:00 p.m.
Eidman Courtroom (2.306)
Keynote Address

Vicki Jackson, Georgetown University: "Understanding U.S. Federalism: The Warren Court and Post World War II Models of Constitutional Legitimacy"

Friday, February 11, 2011
9:15—10:30 a.m.
Jeffers Courtroom (3.140)

Author: Michael Greve, Constitutional Disorder: The Promise and Pathology of American Federalism

Discussant: Jacob T. Levy
Moderator: Justin Driver

10:45 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Jeffers Courtroom (3.140)

Authors: Malcolm Feely and Edward Rubin, Federalism: Political Identity and Tragic Compromise

Discussant: Andy Karch
Moderator: Lynn Baker

1:00—2:15 p.m.
Jeffers Courtroom (3.140)

Authors: Alison LaCroix, The Ideological Origins of American Federalism

Ed Purcell, Originalism, Federalism, and the American Constitutional Enterprise: A Historical Inquiry

Discussants: Alison LaCroix, Ed Purcell

2:30—3:45 p.m.
Jeffers Courtroom (3.140)

Author: John Nugent, Safeguarding Federalism: How States Protect their Interests in National Policymaking

Discussant: Rob Mikos
Moderator: Abbe Gluck
Moderator: Willy Forbath

4:00—5:15 p.m.
Jeffers Courtroom (3.140)

Authors: Sujit Choudhry, Federalism, Secession and Devolution: From classical to Post-Conflict

Heather Gerken, The Supreme Court 2009 Term - Forward: Federalism All the Way Down

Discussants: Dan Halberstam, Vicki Jackson (Choudhry), Dan Rodriguez (Gerken)
Moderator: Zack Elkins

Saturday, February 12, 2011
9:15—10:30 a.m.
Jeffers Courtroom (3.140)

Author: Jenna Bednar, The Robust Federation

Discussant: Ann Bowman
Moderator: Frank Cross

10:45 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Jeffers Courtroom (3.140)

Author: Erin Ryan, Federalism and the Tug of War Within

Discussant: Wendy Wagner
Moderator: Jim Rossi

1:00—2:15 p.m.
Jeffers Courtroom (3.140)

Author: Robert Schapiro, Polyphonic Federalism: Toward the Protection of Fundamental Rights

Discussant: Louise Weinberg
Moderator: Ernie Young

2:30—3:45 p.m.
Jeffers Courtroom (3.140)

Authors: Dan Rubinfeld and Robert Inman, Federal Institutions and the Democratic Transition: Learning from South Africa

Discussant: Rick Hills
Moderator: Dan Rodriguez

3:45 p.m.