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1989 National Student Symposium

Property: The Founding, the Welfare State, and Beyond

March 10 — 11, 1989

The notion of property rights, a relatively static concept throughout much of our nation's history, has undergone a dramatic expansion in the last quarter century. This year's Symposium will explore various ideas of what constitutes property and how the government should best protect private property interests.

The discussions will be diverse and wide-ranging. The first panel will introduce the idea of property from libertarian, utilitarian, and traditionalist perspectives. Subsequent panels will consider the government's role with respect to property in a number of specific contexts, including:

  • Property and the Constitution
  • Regulation and Property: Allies or Enemies?
  • Intellectual and Information Property
  • Liability and the "New Property"
  • The Ownership of Life
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4:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Opening Reception

1989 National Student Symposium

University of Michigan Law School
625 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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6:45 p.m. - 8:40 p.m.
Panel I: The Idea of Property [Archive Collection]

1989 National Student Symposium

Topics: Philosophy • Property Law • Founding Era & History
University of Michigan Law School
625 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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On March 10-11, 1989, the Federalist Society's University of Michigan student chapter hosted the eighth annual National Student Symposium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The topic of the conference was "Property: The Founding, The Welfare State, and Beyond." The conference opened with a panel on "The Idea of Property."

Welcoming Remarks:

  • Dean Lee C. Bollinger, University of Michigan Law School
  • Introduction: David Di Rita, Co-President, The Federalist Society's University of Michigan Chapter

Panel Featuring:

  • Prof. Richard Epstein, University of Chicago Law School
  • Prof. William I. Miller, University of Michigan Law School
  • Prof. Jeffrey Paul, Bowling Green State University
  • Prof. Carol M. Rose, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Moderator: Tom Bethell, Columnist, American Spectator

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers.

 

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9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Debate: Liability: The New "New Property"

1989 National Student Symposium

Topics: Litigation • Property Law
University of Michigan Law School
625 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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On March 10-11, 1989, the Federalist Society's University of Michigan student chapter hosted the eighth annual National Student Symposium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The topic of the conference was "Property: The Founding, The Welfare State, and Beyond." The first day of the conference concluded with a debate on "Liability: The New 'New Property.'"

Featuring:

  • Peter Huber, The Manhattan Institute
  • Prof. Joseph A. Page, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Moderator: Judge Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers.

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9:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Panel II: Property and the Constitution

1989 National Student Symposium

Topics: Constitution • Founding Era & History • Property Law • Supreme Court
University of Michigan Law School
625 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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On March 10-11, 1989, the Federalist Society's University of Michigan student chapter hosted the eighth annual National Student Symposium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The topic of the conference was "Property: The Founding, The Welfare State, and Beyond." The second day of the conference commenced with a discussion on "Property and the Constitution."

Featuring:

  • Prof. Akhil Amar, Yale Law School
  • Charles Fried, Harvard Law School
  • Prof. Jeremy Rabkin, Cornell University
  • Prof. Frederick Schauer, University of Michigan Law School
  • Moderator: Judge Stephen F. Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals, DC Circuit

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers.

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11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Panel III: Regulation and Property: Allies or Enemies?

1989 National Student Symposium

Topics: Administrative Law & Regulation • Property Law
University of Michigan Law School
625 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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On March 10-11, 1989, the Federalist Society's University of Michigan student chapter hosted the eighth annual National Student Symposium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The topic of the conference was "Property: The Founding, The Welfare State, and Beyond." The second day of the conference continued with a discussion on "Regulation and Property: Allies or Enemies?"

Featuring:

  • Prof. Robert C. Ellickson, Yale Law School
  • Prof. James E. Krier, University of Michigan Law School
  • Gale A. Norton, Pacific Research Institute
  • Prof. Richard B. Stewart, Harvard Law School
  • Moderator: Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers.

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2:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Panel IV: Intellectual and Informational Property Rights

1989 National Student Symposium

Topics: Property Law
University of Michigan Law School
625 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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On March 10-11, 1989, the Federalist Society's University of Michigan student chapter hosted the eighth annual National Student Symposium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The topic of the conference was "Property: The Founding, The Welfare State, and Beyond." The second day of the conference continued with a discussion on "Intellectual and Informational Property Rights."

Featuring:

  • Prof. Stephen L. Carter, Yale Law School
  • Judge Frank H. Easterbrook, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Prof. Edmund W. Kitch, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Moderator: Dean Lee C. Bollinger, University of Michigan Law School

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers.

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4:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Panel V: Ownership of Life

1989 National Student Symposium

Topics: Civil Rights • Property Law • Religious Liberty
University of Michigan Law School
625 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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On March 10-11, 1989, the Federalist Society's University of Michigan student chapter hosted the eighth annual National Student Symposium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The topic of the conference was "Property: The Founding, The Welfare State, and Beyond." The second day of the conference continued with a discussion on "Ownership of Life."

Featuring:

  • Prof. Carl E. Schneider, University of Michigan Law School
  • Prof. Peter H. Schuck, Yale Law School
  • Joseph Sobran, National Review
  • Prof. Anita L. Allen, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Moderator: Prof. Patricia D. White, University of Michigan Law School

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers.

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6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Reception

1989 National Student Symposium

University of Michigan Law School
625 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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8:15 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Banquet Address by Edwin Meese III

1989 National Student Symposium

University of Michigan Law School
625 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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On March 10-11, 1989, the Federalist Society's University of Michigan student chapter hosted the eighth annual National Student Symposium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The topic of the conference was "Property: The Founding, The Welfare State, and Beyond." The second day of the conference concluded with a banquet address by former United States Attorney General Edwin Meese, III.

Featuring:

  • Hon. Edwin Meese, III, Former United States Attorney General

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers.

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