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February 2021 Originalism Works-in-Progress Conference in San Diego
Michael Ramsey

An announcement from the Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism at the University of San Diego School of Law:

We are pleased to present the complete list of papers and commentators for the Twelfth Annual Hugh and Hazel Darling Foundation Originalism Works-in-Progress Conference scheduled for February 19-20, 2021 at the University of San Diego Law School.

Evan Bernick (Georgetown), Antisubjugation and the Equal Protection of the Laws

            Commentator: Michael McConnell (Stanford)

Richard Epstein (NYU), Patent Originalism

            Commentator: Christina Mulligan (Brooklyn)

Richard Fallon (Harvard), The Chimerical Concept of Original Public Meaning

            Commentator: Gary Lawson (Boston University)

Jason Mazzone (Illinois) & Cem Tecimer (Harvard), Originalism and Inter-Constitutional Interpretation

            Commentator: Jack Balkin (Yale)     

Nicholas Parrillo (Yale), A Critical Assessment of the Originalist Case Against Administrative Regulatory Power

            Commentator: Jennifer Mascott (Scalia)

Maximilian Crema & Larry Solum (Virginia), The Original Public Meaning of the Fifth Amendment Due Process of Law Clause

            Commentator: Tara Grove (Alabama)

Ernest Young (Duke), Dying Constitutionalism And The Lost Years Of The Fourteenth Amendment

            Commentator: Jamal Greene (Columbia)

The selection of the papers was difficult, as there were many worthy submissions.  In the end, the selections were made based on both individual merit as well as the need to have a balanced group of papers on originalism.

In addition to the authors and commentators, the members of the Originalism Center should also be in attendance.  The members include: Larry Alexander, Laurence Claus, Donald Dripps, Michael Ramsey, Michael Rappaport, and Steven Smith.

We are excited to have such a distinguished lineup of authors and commentators, and again we invite all scholars who are interested in originalism to attend and participate in the conference by reading the papers and joining the discussion. The Center would be happy to pay for the principal meals for those attending the whole conference but not giving a paper or serving as a commentator.

This year we are not sure how the conference will be held.  It will either be held as a zoom conference or as a hybrid in person/zoom conference.  We will let people know as soon as a decision is made.