16th Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference

January 3, 2014 1:00 pm to January 4, 2014 6:00 pm

For more information please visit: http://www.fed-soc.org/events/detail/16th-annual-faculty-conference

The 16th Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference will be held on January 3-4, 2014 in New York City. The purpose of our Annual Faculty Conferences is to provide an opportunity for those interested in the Society to share ideas and scholarship with each other.




Introductory Lunch: Online Education Projects and Opportunities
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Panel 1: Is IP Property or Government-Conferred Monopoly? 
1:00 - 2:45 p.m.

  • Prof. Greg Dolin, University of Baltimore School of Law
  • Prof. Irina Manta, Hofstra University School of Law
  • Prof. David Olson, Boston College Law School
  • Prof. Adam Mossoff, George Mason University School of Law
  • Moderator: Scott Kieff, International Trade Commission

Panel 2:  Who Determines an Agency's Power? 
3:00 - 4:45 p.m.  

  • Prof. Christopher Walker, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • Prof. Frederick (Andy) Hessick, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • Prof. John Duffy, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Prof. Gregory Maggs, George Washington University Law School
  • Moderator: Prof. John McGinnis, Northwestern University Law School

Seven-Minute Presentations of Works in Progress - Part I
5:00 - 6:15 p.m.

Part IA

  • Prof. David Moore, BYU Law School, "Taking Our Cues from Congress"
  • Prof. Alan Hurst, BYU Law School, "It's Not about the Wall: Toward a More Coherent Separation of Church and State"
  • Prof. Earl Maltz, Rutgers University School of Law, "The Constitution as a Deconstraining Text"
  • Prof. Nadia Nedzel, Southern University Law School, "Rule of Law: The Foundational principle of Anglo-American Law and Legal Culture, How it Relates to Liberty, and How it Differs from the Civilian Legal State"
  • Prof. Paul Salamanca, University of Kentucky College of Law "May Federal Courts Exercise Jurisdiction Without a Legislative Writ?"
  • Prof. David Wagner, Regent University School of Law, "A Case for a Constitutional Right to Homeschool"
  • Moderator: Prof. Kurt Lash, University of Illinois College of Law

Part IB

  • Prof. Joshua Kleinfeld, Northwestern University School of Law, "NATO's Purpose"
  • Prof. Tahirih Lee, Florida State University College of Law, "Media Transmissions as Case Law in China"
  • Prof. Dan Markel, Florida State University College of Law, "Catalyzing Fans"
  • Dr. Marie Newhouse, Harvard University, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, "Institutional Corruption"
  • Prof. Ilya Somin, George Mason University School of Law, "The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain"
  • Prof. Robert Steinbuch, University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, "Affirmative Action and Access to Information"
  • Moderator: Prof. Bradley SmithWest Virginia University College of Law

Reception: Co-Sponsored with the Fund for American Studies 
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


Continental Breakfast 
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Public Interest Litigation Workshop
8:30 - 9:15 a.m. 

  • Prof. Eugene Volokh, UCLA School of Law

Panel 3: Natural Law and Natural Rights
9:30 - 11:15 a.m.

  • Prof. Michael Baur, Fordham University School of Law, "What Rights Are and Why There Are Any: What the Classical (Aristotelian-Thomistic) Natural Law Approach Has to Say"
  • Lt. Col. Brian Bengs, NATO School, "Self Defense Under Siege: The Role of Individual Self Defense in the Battlespace"
  • Commenter: Prof. Michael Moreland, Villanova University School of Law
  • Commenter: Prof. Jeremy Rabkin, George Mason University School of Law
  • Commenter: Roderick Hills Jr., New York University School of Law
  • Moderator: Michael Uhlmann, Claremont Graduate University 

Seven-Minute Presentations of Works in Progress - Part II 
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Prof. Josh Blackman, South Texas College of Law, "What Happens if Data is Speech?"
  • Prof. Marc Edelman, CUNY, "The NCAA's 'Death Penalty' Sanction - Reasonable Self-Governance or an Illegal Group Boycott in Disguise"
  • Prof. Sean Griffith, Fordham University School of Law, "Confronting the Peppercorn Settlement in Merger Litigation: An Empirical Analysis and a Proposal for Reform"
  • Prof. Andrew Schwartz, University of Colorado Law School, "Corporate Independence as a Public Good"
  • Prof. Stephen Ware, University of Kansas Law School, "Vacating Arbitration Awards that Do Not Correctly Apply the Law"

Lunch Debate: Is Privacy Regulation Likely to Reduce the Value of the Internet?
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

  • Prof. Paul Rubin, Emory University School of Law
  • Prof. Ryan Calo, University of Washington School of Law
  • Moderator: Prof. William Kovacic, George Washington University Law Center

Young Legal Scholars Paper Presentations
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

  • Prof. Andrew Kent, Fordham University School of Law, "Are Damages Different? Bivens and National Security"
  • Prof. Joshua Kleinfeld, Northwestern University School of Law, "Redressive Justice"
  • Dr. Robert Leider, Law Clerk to the Hon. Diane Sykes, "Federalism and the Military Power of the United States"
  • Prof. Aaron Nielson, BYU Law School, "In Defense of Formal Rulemaking"
  • Prof. Ozan Varol, Lewis & Clark Law School, "Temporary Constitutions"
  • CommenterProf. Thomas Merrill, Columbia Law School 
  • Moderator: Prof. Steven Calabresi, Northwestern Law School

Light Reception: Sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Warwick New York Hotel
65 W 54th St.
New York, NY

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