Hugh & Hazel Darling Foundation
Originalism Works-in-Progress Conference
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism, the conference will involve the presentation of a variety of new works concerning originalism. All scholars who are interested in originalism are invited to attend. This conference is made possible through support from the Hugh & Hazel Darling Foundation.
Conference Introductory Remarks
- Introductory Remarks by Mike Rappaport
- Presentation: Richard Ekins (Oxford): "Constitutional Interpretation as Statutory Interpretation"
- Commentary: Fred Schauer (Virginia)
- Presentation: James Pfander (Northwestern): "The Contested History of Article III's Case-or-Controversy Requirement"
- Commentary: Caleb Nelson (Virginia)
- Presentation: James Ely (Vanderbilt): "The Contract Clause: Origins and Early Development"
- Commentary: Michael McConnell (Stanford)
- Presentation: Christina Mulligan (Brooklyn): "Founding-Era Translations of the U.S. Constitution"
- Commentary: Jack Balkin (Yale)
- Presentation: David Moore (BYU): "The Broader Founding and International Law"
- Commentary: David Golove (NYU)
31st Nathaniel L. Nathanson Memorial Lecture: Is Law a Technical Language?
How much of a legal language is ordinary language, and how much of it is technical language? The topic is important and pervasive, because it forces us to confront the question of how much, if at all, an interpreter of legal language should take account of the goals of particular laws and the goals of the legal system generally in deciding just what a law means.