The purpose of our Annual Conference is to provide an opportunity for those interested in the Society to share ideas and scholarship with each other. We will host a number of panel discussions on topics ranging from Presidential powers to immigration. This will provide a forum for discussion and allow the presenters to obtain feedback on their scholarship.

Thursday, January 4

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Reception and Panel

May the President Disregard a Congressional Statute for National Security Reasons? - Audio

  • Dr. Louis Fisher, Congressional Research Service
  • Professor Ilya Somin, George Mason University School of Law
  • Professor John C. Yoo, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • Moderator: Professor Douglas W. Kmiec, Pepperdine University School of Law

Friday, January 5

9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

New Directions in Orginalism - Audio

  • Professor Randy E. Barnett, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Professor John C. Harrison, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Professor Michael Rappaport, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Professor Kermit Roosevelt, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Moderator: John O. McGinnis, Northwestern University School of Law

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lunch and Presentation

The Coming Crisis in Citizenship: Higher Education’s Failure to Teach America’s History and Institutions - Audio

  • Mr. T. Kenneth Cribb, Intercollegiate Studies Institute
  • Dr. Gary Scott, Intercollegiate Studies Institute
  • Moderator: Professor Gail Heriot, University of San Diego School of Law

    Co-sponsored by National Association of Scholars

2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Special Presentation

 A Bibliography for Originalist ResearchAUDIO NOT AVAILABLE

  • Professor Robert G. Natelson, University of Montana School of Law

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

A Debate on Wal-Mart and Economic Due Process - Audio

  • Dr. Michael Greve, American Enterprise Institute
  • Professor Larry C. Backer, Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
  • Moderator: Hon. John S. Irving, Of Counsel, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

A Discussion on How Immigration Affects Crime, Demographics, Security, Economics, and Culture - Audio

  • Discussion Leaders:
  • Ms. Tamar Jacoby, The Manhattan Institute
  • Dr. Matt Spalding, The Heritage Foundation
  • Moderator: Mr. Eugene Meyer, President, The Federalist Society

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