Northwestern University Law Review : Symposia
Join us May 22 & 23, 2014
Symposium on Institutional Design and General Welfare
The focus of the symposium will be on the relationship between institutional design and the general welfare. Can constitutional and other political institutions be used to further welfare goals like economic growth? Or is providing a framework for resolving social conflict the most we can accomplish through institutional design? The symposium will attempt to bring together insights on these questions from economists, legal scholars, and political scientists.
Thursday, May 22 - Friday, May 23, 2014
This symposium is supported by the Gordon Symposia Fund, established in 1996 by the Gordon family, Northwestern alumni, and friends to honor the memory of Irving Gordon, a graduate of the class of 1947, and a beloved faculty member of the Law School from 1966 until his death in 1994.
Thursday, May 22
Friday, May 23
2013: "100 Years Under the Income Tax"
On April 5, 2013, the Tax Program at Northwestern and Northwestern University Law Review held a symposium on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the income tax.
Expectations: The motivation and rhetoric behind the federal income tax
Realities: How has the structure of the income tax evolved?
Complications in implementation and some unintended consequences
The Past and the Future: A focus on corporate taxation
2012: "Festschrift in Honor of Professor Martin H. Redish"
On March 30, 2012, Northwestern University and the Northwestern University Law Review held a symposium celebrating the career of Professor Martin H. Redish.
The conference featured three academic panels: Federal Jurisdiction, Civil Procedure, and Constitutional Law.
The participants included:
Civil Procedure Panel:
Constitutional Law Panel:
Federal Jurisdiction Panel:
2011: "The Legacy of Justice Stevens"
To view videos from the symposium or for more information please see "The Legacy of Justice Stevens."
2010: "Political Science and the Law"
2009: "Maturing Internet Studies"
2008: "Original Ideas on Originalism"