On weeks when there is no outside speaker, the seminar will meet to review the previous workshops and to discuss an upcoming paper or papers. Students are required to write short critiques of each forthcoming paper, which will provide the foundation for seminar discussions and will be shared with the authors in advance of their presentations.
Fall 2016Organized by Professors John McGinnis and James Pfander
All sessions take place on Mondays from 4:00-5:50pm in Rubloff 339.
Nicholas Stephanopoulus, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
Bernadette Meyler, Carl and Sheila Spaeth Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
The Rhetoric of Precedent
Amanda Tyler, Professor of Law, Boalt Hall School of Law
Richard Re, Assistant Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
Equal Right to the Poor
Michael McConnell, Richard and Frances Mallery Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
The Logical Structure of Article Two
Randy Kozel, Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame School of Law
Settled Versus Right: A Theory of Precedent
Tara Grove, Professor of Law and Robert, William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
The Lost History of the Political Question Doctrine
Ernest Young, Alston & Bird Professor of Law, Duke Law School
The Volk of New Jersey? State Identity, Distinctiveness, and Political Culture in the American Federal System
A.J. Bellia, Jr., O’Toole Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Notre Dame - The Law School
The Law of Nations and the United States Constitution
John C. Coates, John F. Cogan, Jr. Professor of Law and Economics, Harvard Law School
Deconstitutionalizing Corporate and Commercial Speech
William Baude, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
The Law of Interpretation
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"