Professors Michael Ramsey and Michael Rappaport Speak at Stanford Law School

In May 2017, Stanford Law School's Constitutional Law Center, directed by Stanford Law Professor Michael McConnell, hosted leading constitutional law scholars for a conference titled: "A Big Fix: Should We Amend Our Constitution?"  Professor Michael Ramsey proposed an amendment to give Congress greater control over presidential and administrative agency lawmaking.  Professor Michael Rappaport commented on proposed amendments from Professor Sanford Levinson (Texas). 

Additional participants included, among others, Professors Randy Barnett (Georgetown), Mary Ann Case (University of Chicago), Jamal Greene (Columbia), Sanford Levinson (Texas), Richard Pildes (NYU), Saikrishna Prakash (Virginia), and former Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.), along with Stanford faculty Michael McConnell, Jane Schacter, Bernadette Meyler and Jack Rakove.

Professor Ramsey's proposed amendment is described here. 

About Professor Michael Ramsey

Professor Michael Ramsey is Hugh and Hazel Darling Foundation Professor of Law at the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law. His scholarship is in the areas of constitutional law, foreign relations law and international business law. Ramsey clerked for the Honorable J. Clifford Wallace of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for the Honorable Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court. He practiced international business law with the firm of Latham & Watkins. Ramsey taught as a visiting professor at the University of California, San Diego department of political science and at the University of Paris-Sorbonne department of comparative law. He joined the USD School of Law faculty in 1995. He is the author of The Consititution's Text in Foreign Affairs (Harvard University Press, 2007) and co-editor of International Law in the U.S. Supreme Court: Continuity and Change (Cambridge University Press, 2011).

About Professor Michael Rappaport 

Professor Michael Rappaport is a Hugh and Hazel Darling Foundation Professor of Law at the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law. His scholarship is in the areas of administrative law, constitutional law, constitutional history and legislation. His principal areas of research are originalism, separation of powers, federalism, and supermajority rules. Rappaport serves as the director of USD’s Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism. He joined the USD School of Law faculty in 1991. He is the co-author of Originalism and the Good Constitution (Harvard University Press, 2013). 

About the University of San Diego School of Law

The University of San Diego (USD) School of Law is recognized for the excellence of its faculty, depth of its curriculum, and strength of its clinical programs. Each year, USD educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 35th nationally and 6th on the West Coast among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 20th nationally and 4th on the West Coast in past-year faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.

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