The Constitutional Law Colloquium is part of a thriving public law program at Northwestern University School of Law. Activities include scholarly conferences and speakers at faculty workshops, as well as colloquia on positive political theory, international law, and constitutional law.
In an effort to expand the depth and quality of legal research in Constitutional Law, Northwestern Law has invited leading scholars from across the country to participate in the Fall 2012 Constitutional Law Colloquium Series, which has been organized by Professors Tonja Jacobi and Eugene Kontorovich.
This year's colloquium will explore a wide range of topics and methodologies, featuring both the theory and practice of constitutional interpretation. Students and faculty will meet with the visiting scholars to exchange views and comment on working papers. Presenters will receive valuable feedback and suggestions for how to expand or improve their research, and Northwestern Law students and faculty will gain a broader understanding of the relation of constitutional law and theory.
All sessions take place on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:50pm in Rubloff 339.
Eric Posner, Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law and Aaron Director Research Scholar, University of Chicago Law School
"Balance of Powers Arguments and the Structural Constitution"
Amy Steigerwalt, Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor, Georgia State University Department of Political Science
"The Puzzle of Unanimity: Explaining Consensus on the U.S. Supreme Court"
Adam Samaha, Professor, New York University School of Law, by video conference?
"Unconstitutional Conditions Questions Everywhere: The Implications of Exit and Sorting for Constitutional Law and Theory"
Richard Pildes, Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law, New York University School of Law
"Targeted Warfare: Individuating Enemy Responsibility"
Elizabeth Magill, Vice Dean and Joseph Weintraub-Bank of America Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia Law School
Juan Perea, Loyola-Chicago
"Race and Constitutional Law: On Recognizing the Proslavery Constitution"
Jamal Greene, Associate Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
"Fourteenth Amendment Originalism"
Amanda Tyler, Associate Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School
"The Forgotten Core Meaning of the Suspension Clause"
Akhil Reed Amar, Yale Law School
"Confronting Modern Case Law: America's "Warrented" Constitution"
Gerard Magliocca, University of Indiana
"Constitutional Liability Rules"
Kurt T. Lash, Professor of Law, University of Illinois College of Law
"The Origins of the Privileges or Immunities Clause, Part II: John Bingham and the Second Draft of the Fourteenth Amendment"
Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Alison LaCroix, Professor of Law, University of Chicago School of Law
"Federalists, Federalism, & Federal Jurisdiction"
Thomas Colby, Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School
"The Sacrifice Of The New Originalism"
Jack M. Balkin, Professor of Law, Yale Law School
"Constitutional Redemption: Political Faith in an Unjust World, Chapters 3-5"
Richard Epstein, Professor of Law, N.Y.U. School of Law & University of Chicago School of Law
Richard Fallon, Ralph S. Tyler, Jr. Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School
Gillian Metzger, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
"Ordinary Administrative Law as Constitutional Common Law"
Brad Clark, William Cranch Research Professor of Law, George Washington Law School
"The Eleventh Amendment and the Nature of the Union"
Adam Cox, Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
"Reconsidering Racial and Partisan Gerrymandering"
Lawrence B. Solum, John E. Cribbet Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, University of Illinois College of Law
"The Interpretation-Construction Distinction"
Steven G. Calabresi, George C. Dix Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law
"Individual Rights Under State Constitutions when the Fourteenth Amendment Was Ratified in 1868: What Rights Are Deeply Rooted in American History and Tradition?" co-authored with Sarah E. Agudo
Robert W. Bennett, Nathaniel L. Nathanson Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law
"Constitutional Originalism and Living Constitutionalism"
Adam Samaha, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
"Randomization in Adjudication"
David Fontana, Associate Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School
"Government in Opposition"
John F. Manning, Bruce Bromley Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
"Federalism and the Generality Problem in Constitutional Interpretation"
Vicki C. Jackson, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Constitutional Law, Georgetown University Law Center