2015 Webcasts

Friday, February 20, 2015 – Saturday, February 21, 2015

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

First Paper

  • Presentation: Richard Ekins (Oxford): "Constitutional Interpretation as Statutory Interpretation"
  • Commentary: Fred Schauer (Virginia)

Second Paper

  • Presentation: James Pfander (Northwestern): "The Contested History of Article III's Case-or-Controversy Requirement"
  • Commentary: Caleb Nelson (Virginia)

Third Paper

  • Presentation: William Baude (Chicago): "Is Originalism the Law?"
  • Commentary: Matt Adler (Duke)

Fourth Paper

  • Presentation: James Ely (Vanderbilt): "The Contract Clause: Origins and Early Development"
  • Commentary: Michael McConnell (Stanford)

Fifth Paper

  • Presentation: Ian Bartrum (UNLV): "Two Dogmas of Originalism"
  • Commentary: Larry Solum (Georgetown)

Sixth Paper

  • Presentation: Christina Mulligan (Brooklyn): "Founding-Era Translations of the U.S. Constitution"
  • Commentary: Jack Balkin (Yale)

Seventh Paper

  • Presentation: David Moore (BYU): "The Broader Founding and International Law"
  • Commentary: David Golove (NYU)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

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.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Richard Crawford Pugh Lecture on Tax Reform Beyond the Headlines Presents Michael J. Graetz


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