Bernard Siegan Memorial Conference on Economic Liberties, Property Rights, and the Original Meaning of the Constitution

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Date and Time

Friday, November 16, 2007 — Saturday, November 17, 2007


Warren Hall, Faculty Reading Room

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Professor Richard Epstein will deliver a keynote paper on the general topic of the conference on Friday morning. The remainder of Friday will be devoted to the presentation and discussion of three papers on economic liberties and the original meaning. On Saturday, there will be the presentation and discussion of three principal papers on property rights and the original meaning. Saturday afternoon’s proceedings will conclude with a general discussion of both days’ topics.

Principal papers and Epstein’s keynote paper will be published together in the San Diego Law Review. In addition, all commentators are invited to submit written comments for publication along with the principal papers.

Watch the webcast.

Principal Presenters

  • Richard Epstein (Keynote Paper), Chicago School of Law

Property Rights

  • Eric Claeys, University of St. Louis School of Law
  • Nicole Garnett, Notre Dame Law School
  • William Treanor, Fordham School of Law

Economic Liberties

  • John Hart, Duke University, Department of History
  • John Harrison, University of Virginia School of Law
  • James Ely, Vanderbilt School of Law


  • Howard Gillman, USC, Department of Political Science
  • Keith Whittington, Princeton University, Department of Politics
  • Todd Zywicki, George Mason School of Law


Friday, November 16

  • Keynote Speaker 9 a.m.
  • First paper 9:45 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Break 11 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
  • Second paper 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Lunch (for participants)
  • Third paper 5 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

Saturday, November 17

  • First paper 9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Break 10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
  • Second paper 10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Lunch (for participants)
  • Third paper 5 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Richard Epstein

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