The American system of federalism is at the heart of many disagreements over important constitutional and public policy issues. How should we balance state and federal rights? Can we make better progress by allowing states to pursue their own policies independently or should the federal government take a more active role? Should we strive for a system in which states compete with each other and with the federal government, or should we instead work to strengthen cooperation among the states and between federal and state government?
The Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group hosted this panel on "Competitive versus Cooperative Federalism" on Thursday, November 14, during the 2013 National Lawyers Convention.
Federalism: Competitive versus Cooperative Federalism
3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
- Dr. John S. Baker, Jr., Visiting Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
- Prof. Dr Jörg Fedtke, Tulane University School of Law
- Prof. Robert Mikos, Professor of Law and Director, Program in Law and Government, Vanderbilt Law School
- Prof. Erin Ryan, Lewis & Clark Law School
- Moderator: Hon. Carlos T. Bea, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- Introduction: Dr. John C. Eastman, Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service, Chapman University School of Law