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1992 National Student Symposium

The Legacy of the Federalist Papers

February 28 — 29, 1992

On February 28-29, 1992, The Federalist Society's University of Texas Student Chapter hosted the National Student Symposium in Austin, Texas. The topic of the conference was "The Legacy of the Federalist Papers."

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6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Panel I: Philosophical Foundations of The Federalist: The Nature of Law and the Nature of Man [Archive Collection]

1992 National Student Symposium

Topics: Constitution • Founding Era & History • Philosophy
The University of Texas at Austin
110 Inner Campus Drive
Austin, TX 78705

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On February 28-29, 1992, the Federalist Society held its eleventh annual National Student Symposium at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin Texas. The subject of the conference was "The Legacy of the Federalist Papers." The symposium commenced with a panel on "Philosophical Foundations of 'The Federalist': The Nature of Law and the Nature of Man."

6:30 p.m.
Introduction and Opening Remarks

  • Prof. Douglas Laycock, Associate Dean, University of Texas

7:00 p.m.
Panel I: Philosophical Foundations of The Federalist: The Nature of Law and the Nature of Man

  • Prof. Richard A. Epstein, University of Chicago Law School
  • Prof. Mary Ann Glendon, Harvard Law School
  • Prof. Harold Bruff, University of Texas Law School
  • Moderator: Hon. Thomas R. Phillips, Supreme Court of Texas

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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: To Govern and Be Governed: The Federalist's Vision of Representative Democracy [Archive Collection]

1992 National Student Symposium

Topics: Constitution • Founding Era & History • Philosophy
The University of Texas at Austin
110 Inner Campus Drive
Austin, TX 78705

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On February 28-29, 1992, the Federalist Society held its eleventh annual National Student Symposium at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas. The subject of the conference was "The Legacy of the Federalist Papers." The second day of the symposium began with a panel titled "To Govern and Be Governed: The Federalist's Vision of Representative Democracy."

9:15 a.m.
Panel II: To Govern and Be Governed: The Federalist's Vision of Representative Democracy

  • Dean Jesse H. Choper, University of California at Berkeley School of Law
  • Hon. Frank H. Easterbrook, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • David Epstein, U.S. Department of Defense and Author, The Political Theory of The Federalist
  • Prof. Jonathan R. Macey, Cornell Law School
  • Moderator: Hon. James L. Ryan, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth 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: Liberty and Constitutional Architecture

1992 National Student Symposium

Topics: Constitution • Federalism • Founding Era & History • Philosophy • Separation of Powers
The University of Texas at Austin
110 Inner Campus Drive
Austin, TX 78705

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11:15 a.m.
Panel III: Liberty and Constitutional Architecture

  • Prof. John S. Baker, Jr., Louisiana State University Law Center
  • Prof. Douglas Laycock, University of Texas School of Law
  • Prof. Geoffrey P. Miller, University of Chicago Law School
  • Moderator: Hon. James L. Buckley, U.S. Court of Appeals, DC Circuit

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2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Debate: The Federalist and the Contemporary Debate on Term Limits

1992 National Student Symposium

Topics: Constitution • Founding Era & History • Politics • Separation of Powers
The University of Texas at Austin
110 Inner Campus Drive
Austin, TX 78705

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2:30 p.m.
Debate: The Federalist and the Contemporary Debate on Term Limits

  • Hon. William Kristol, Chief of Staff, Office of the Vice President
  • Prof. Nelson Polsby, Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California at Berkeley
  • Moderator: Hon. Will Garwood, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

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3:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Panel IV: The Anti-Federalists after 200 Years: Pundits or Prophets?

1992 National Student Symposium

Topics: Constitution • Founding Era & History • Philosophy • Politics
The University of Texas at Austin
110 Inner Campus Drive
Austin, TX 78705

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3:45 p.m.
Panel IV: The Anti-Federalists after 200 Years: Pundits or Prophets?

  • Prof. Akhil R. Amar, Yale Law School
  • Hon. Charles J. Cooper, Partner, Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge; and former Assistant U.S. Attorney General
  • Prof. Lino A. Graglia, University of Texas School of Law
  • Moderator: Hon. Edwin Meese III, 75th Attorney General; and Distinguished Fellow, The Heritage Foundation

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7:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
1992 National Student Symposium Banquet

1992 National Student Symposium

The University of Texas at Austin
110 Inner Campus Drive
Austin, TX 78705

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