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2009 National Student Symposium

Separation of Powers in American Constitutionalism

February 27 — 28, 2009

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2009 Annual Student Symposium - The Yale Law School hosted the 2009 Federalist Society National Student Symposium, “Separation of Powers,” on February 27th and 28th, 2009.

 

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6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Panel I: Is the Separation of Powers Principle Exportable?

2009 National Student Symposium

Topics: Constitution • Foreign Policy • International Law & Trade • Philosophy • Separation of Powers • Federalism & Separation of Powers
Yale Law School
127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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The Federalist Society's Student Division presented this panel at the 2009 Annual Student Symposium on February 27, 2009.

Welcome and Introduction

  • Miss Rebekah Perry, Symposium Director, Yale Law Federalist Society
  • Dean Harold Hongju Koh, Yale Law School

Panel I: Is the Separation of Powers Principle Exportable?

  • Prof. Steven G. Calabresi, Northwestern University Law School
  • Prof. Oona Hathaway, UC Berkeley School of Law
  • Prof. Juan Linz, Yale University Dept. of Political Science
  • Prof. Jide Nzelibe, Northwestern University Law School
  • Moderator: Judge José A. Cabranes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

 

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9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Panel II: Medellin v. Texas

2009 National Student Symposium

Topics: Federalism • International Law & Trade • State Courts • State Governments
Yale Law School
127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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  • Hon. R. (Ted) Edward Cruz, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, former Solicitor General of Texas
  • Mr. Donald Francis Donovan, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Moderator: Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit

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10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Panel III: Confirmation Battles and Presidential Nominations

2009 National Student Symposium

Topics: Federal Courts • Politics • Separation of Powers • Supreme Court
Yale Law School
127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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The Federalist Society's Student Division presented this panel at the 2009 Annual Student Symposium on February 28, 2009.

 

  • Ms. Nan Aron, Alliance for Justice
  • Hon. Rachel Brand, WilmerHale, former Assistant Attorney General for Legal Policy
  • Prof. Stephen Carter, Yale Law School
  • Prof. John O. McGinnis, Northwestern University Law School
  • Moderator: Judge Sonia Sotomayor, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

 

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1:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Panel IV: The Administrative State and the Constitution

2009 National Student Symposium

Topics: Administrative Law & Regulation • Constitution • Federalism
Yale Law School
127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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The Federalist Society's Student Division presented this panel at the 2009 Annual Student Symposium on February 28, 2009.

 

  • Prof. Cynthia R. Farina, Cornell Law School
  • Prof. John Harrison, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Prof. Gary S. Lawson, Boston University Law School
  • Prof. Thomas W. Merrill, Yale Law School
  • Prof. Peter M. Shane, Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law
  • Moderator: Professor Jonathan R. Macey, Yale Law School

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4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Panel V: War Powers and the Executive

2009 National Student Symposium

Topics: International Law & Trade • Security & Privacy • International & National Security Law
Yale Law School
127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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The Federalist Society's Student Division presented this panel at the 2009 Annual Student Symposium on February 28, 2009.

 

  • Hon. John R. Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
  • Prof. Curtis A. Bradley, Duke University Law School
  • Prof. Michael Paulsen, University of St. Thomas Law School
  • Prof. Christopher Schroeder, Duke University Law School
  • Moderator: Judge Debra Ann Livingston, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

 

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7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Banquet

2009 National Student Symposium

Topics: Constitution • Federal Courts
Yale Law School
127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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  • Hon. Laurence H. Silberman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit

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