Northwestern University Law Review : Symposia
Join us Friday, April 5, 2013
"100 Years Under the Income Tax"
One hundred year ago this February, Delaware became the 36th state to ratify the sixteenth amendment, clearing away the constitutional obstacles to the enactment of the federal income tax. Within six months, Congress had exercised this new power in the Revenue Act of 1913.
The Tax Program at Northwestern is proud to join with the Northwestern University Law Review in a symposium acknowledging the significance of these events. Scholars with a broad range of perspectives will explore the expectations of those who supported the adoption of the income tax and the extent to which these expectations were met by the evolution of the tax in the following century. Others will explore the ways in which the adoption of the income tax affected the evolution of various legal and administrative institutions.
First Floor Room 147, Wieboldt Hall, Superior Street Entrance
8:15 - Coffee and Registration
9:00 - Call to Order Charlotte Crane, Professor, NULS Tax Program
Greetings from Dean Rodriguez
I. Expectations: The motivation and rhetoric behind the federal income tax
Moderator: Joe Thorndike,
II. Realities: How has the structure of the income tax evolved?
Moderator: Robert Peroni
LUNCH - Fifth Floor, Wieboldt Hall
III. Complications in implementation and some unintended consequences
Moderator: David Cameron
IV. The Past and the Future: A focus on corporate taxation
Moderator: Jeffrey Sheffield
RECEPTION - Fifth Floor, Wieboldt Hall
Closing Remarks - Philip Postlewaite, Director, NULS Tax Program
CLE credit available (5.5 hours pending approval)
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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"