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02/20/2015

USD Originalism Conference Today and Tomorrow
Michael Ramsey

USD's 2015 Hugh and Hazel Darling Foundation Originalism Works-in-Progress conference takes place today and tomorrow.  Here is the line-up (which I think might be our best ever):

Friday, February 20, 2015:

2:30 – 2:35  Welcome:   Dean Stephen Ferruolo

2:35 – 2:45   Opening Remarks:  Mike Rappaport (USD)

2:45 – 4:00  First Paper:  Richard Ekins (Oxford), The Enacted Constitution.  Commentator: Fred Schauer (Virginia);  Moderator: Larry Alexander (USD)   

 4:00 – 4:15      Break

4:15 – 5:30      Second Paper: James Pfander (Northwestern), The Contested History of Article III's Case-or-Controversy Requirement.   Commentator: Caleb Nelson (Virginia);      Moderator:  Steve Smith (USD)

Saturday, February 21, 2015:

 9:30 – 10:45    Third Paper: William Baude (Chicago), Is Originalism Our Law?                     Commentator: Matt Adler (Duke); Moderator: Mila Sohoni (USD) 

 10:45 – 11:00  Break

11:00 – 12:15  Fourth Paper: James Ely (Vanderbilt), The Contract Clause: Origins and Early Development.  Commentator: Michael McConnell (Stanford);  Moderator: Maimon Schwarzschild (USD)

 12:15 – 1:15    Lunch 

 1:15 – 1:30      Break

1:30 – 2:45      Fifth Paper: Ian Bartrum (UNLV), Two Dogmas of Originalism.                      Commentator: Larry Solum (Georgetown); Moderator: Bryan Wildenthal (Thomas Jefferson)

2:45 – 3:00      Break

 3:00 – 4:15      Sixth Paper: Christina Mulligan (Brooklyn), Founding-Era Translations of the U.S. Constitution.  Commentator: Jack Balkin (Yale);  Moderator: Laurie Claus (USD)

 4:15 – 4:30      Break

 4:30 – 5:45      Seventh Paper: David Moore (BYU), The Broader Founding and International Law.  Commentator: David Golove (NYU).  Moderator: Mike Ramsey (USD)