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24th Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference

January 5 — 6, 2023
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Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

24th Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference


The 24th Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference will take place on January 5-6, 2023 in San Diego, CA. The conference takes place under the general aegis of the AALS Annual Meeting, with our events and speakers cross-listed in the AALS Annual Meeting Program. Panels and meals are to be held in the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. The cut-off date to register in our rooming block is December 20th, although it is likely to fill up sooner!


Conference Schedule

Thursday, January 5th

Welcome: 11:45 am  - 12:00 pm

  • Hon. Lee Liberman Otis, Senior Vice President, The Federalist Society

Luncheon Debate: Resolved: The Major Questions Doctrine Has No Place in Statutory Interpretation 12:00 pm  - 1:00 pm

  • Prof. Ilan Wurman, Associate Professor, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • Prof. Chad Squitieri, Assistant Professor, Catholic University, Columbus School of Law
  • Moderator: Prof. Christopher J. Walker, Professor, University of Michigan Law School

7 Minute Presentations of Works in Progress Panel 1-A 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

  • Prof. Josh Blackman, "Salmon Chase, Jefferson Davis, and Caesar Griffin: Is Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment Self Executing," Professor, South Texas College of Law Houston
  • Prof. Andrew DeLoach"High Originals: Originalism for the Common Good," Associate Professor, Trinity Law School
  • Prof. Scott Gerber, "Law as History: Law, Religion, and Historiography in Colonial America," Professor, Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law
  • Mr. Jonathan Green, "Stare Decisis as Comity: Precedent in the Early English Courts," Bigelow Fellow, The University of Chicago Law School
  • Prof. Michael Paulsen, "Section 3 Lives: The Constitution's Disqualification of Oath-Breaking Insurrectionists from Office," Distinguished University Chair and Professor, University of St. Thomas School of Law

7 Minute Presentations of Works in Progress Panel 1-B 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

  • Prof. Mark Kubisch, "Sustainable ESG," Assistant Professor, Pepperdine Caruso School of Law
  • Prof. Tamar Meshel, "Arbitration as an Impure Public Good," Associate Professor, University of Alberta Faculty of Law
  • Prof. Natalie Rhoads, "A Case for your Conscience: Why the Censor of Collective Speech is Antithetical to Constitutional Freedoms and the Search for Truth," Visiting Assistant Professor, Liberty University School of Law
  • Prof. Kenneth Rosen, "Love for Labor Lost," Professor, The University of Alabama School of Law
  • Prof. Stephen Ware, "Elections Not So Much," Frank Edwards Tyler Distinguished Professor, University of Kansas School of Law

Welcome Remarks by AALS President-Elect, Dean Mark Alexander 4:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Panel: Election Law in Flux 4:45 pm - 6:30 pm

  • Prof. Michael R. Dimino, Sr.Professor of Law, Widener University Commonwealth Law School
  • Prof. Derek T. Muller, Ben V. Willie Professor in Excellence, Iowa College of Law
  • Prof. Edward B. Foley, Ebersold Chair in Constitutional Law, The Ohio State University, Mortiz College of Law
  • Prof. Franita Tolson, Pleger Chair in Law, University of Southern California, Gould School of Law

Reception: Co-sponsored with the Institute for Human Studies 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Friday, January 6th

Breakfast 8:00 am  - 9:00 am

Panel: Politicization of the Economy 9:00 am - 10:45 am

  • Prof. Richard A. Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
  • Prof. Julia D. Mahoney, John S. Battle Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Prof. Sean J. Griffith, T.J. Maloney Chair in Business Law, Fordham University School of Law
  • Prof. Adriana Z. Robertson, Donald N. Pritzker Professor of Business Law, University of Chicago Law School
  • Moderator: Prof. Christina Parajon-Skinner, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton 

7 Minute Presentations of Works in Progress Panel 2-A 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Prof. Johnny Buckles, "Constitutional Law and Tax Expenditures: A Prelude," Professor, University of Houston Law Center
  • Prof. Sean Griffith, "What's Controversial About ESG? A Theory of Compelled Commercial Speech under the First Amendment," T. J. Maloney Chair and Professor of Law, Fordham Law School
  • Prof. Tim Todd, "Interpretive Risk, Reducing Ambiguity, and Incentivizing Clear Rules: Applying Contra Proferentem in Tax Rulemaking," Professor, Liberty University School of Law
  • Prof. Lorianne Updike-Toler, "The Crowd-Sourced Constitution," Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • ModeratorProf. Michael McGinnisProfessor, University of North Dakota School of Law

7 Minute Presentations of Works in Progress Panel 2-B 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Prof. Andrew Connors, "Make it Stop: Reining in ADA Website Trolls," Adjunct Assistant Professor, Liberty University School of Law
  • Prof. Bashar Malkawi, "Remembered Information and Trade Secrets Misappropriation Claims," Global Professor of Practice in Law, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
  • Prof. Erin Sheley, "Self Defense and the Rhetoric of Anger," Professor, California Western School of Law
  • Prof. Moin Yahya, "The Legal (Constitutional and Moral) Case Against the Federal Reserve," Professor, University of Alberta Faculty of Law  

Panel: Dobbs & the Rule of Law (lunch included) 12:15 pm - 2:30 pm

  • Prof. Sherif Girgis, Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame Law School
  • Prof. Vicki C. Jackson, Laurence H. Tribe Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School
  • Prof. Jennifer MascottAssistant Professor, George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School
  • Prof. Reva Siegel, Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law, Yale Law School
  • Moderator: Prof. Stephen E. Sachs, Antonin Scalia Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Young Legal Scholars Paper Presentation 2:45 - 4:45 pm

  • Prof. Ilan Wurman, "Reversing Incorporation," Associate Professor, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • Prof. Jacob Schuman, "Revocation at the Founding," Assistant Professor, Penn State Law - University Park
  • Prof. Mark Kubisch, "ESG, Public Pensions, and Compelled Speech," Assistant Professor, Pepperdine University, Caruso School of Law
  • Prof. Caleb Griffin, "The Market for Investment," Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville School of Law
  • Prof. Marah Stith McLeod, "Is the Principle of Desert Unprincipled in Practice?," Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame Law School
  • Commenter: Prof. Richard A. EpsteinLaurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
  • Moderator: Prof. Paul G. MahoneyDavid and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

Panel: America and Her Discontents 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

 

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11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Welcome Address & Lunch

24th Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

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Speakers

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Luncheon Debate: Resolved: The Major Questions Doctrine Has No Place in Statutory Interpretation

24th Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

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Featuring:

  • Prof. Ilan Wurman, Associate Professor, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • Prof. Chad Squitieri, Assistant Professor, Catholic University, Columbus School of Law
  • Moderator: Prof. Christopher J. Walker, Professor, University of Michigan Law School

Speakers

3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
7 Minute Presentations of Works in Progress Panel 1-A

24th Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

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Featuring:

  • Prof. Josh Blackman, "Salmon Chase, Jefferson Davis, and Caesar Griffin: Is Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment Self Executing," Professor, South Texas College of Law Houston
  • Prof. Andrew DeLoach, "High Originals: Originalism for the Common Good," Associate Professor, Trinity Law School
  • Prof. Scott Gerber, "Law as History: Law, Religion, and Historiography in Colonial America," Professor, Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law
  • Mr. Jonathan Green, "Stare Decisis as Comity: Precedent in the Early English Courts," Bigelow Fellow, The University of Chicago Law School
  • Prof. Michael Paulsen, "Section 3 Lives: The Constitution's Disqualification of Oath-Breaking Insurrectionists from Office," Distinguished University Chair and Professor, University of St. Thomas School of Law

Speakers

3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
7 Minute Presentations of Works in Progress Panel 1-B

24th Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

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Featured:

  • Prof. Mark Kubisch, "Sustainable ESG," Assistant Professor, Pepperdine Caruso School of Law
  • Prof. Tamar Meshel, "Arbitration as an Impure Public Good," Associate Professor, University of Alberta Faculty of Law
  • Prof. Natalie Rhoads, "A Case for your Conscience: Why the Censor of Collective Speech is Antithetical to Constitutional Freedoms and the Search for Truth," Visiting Assistant Professor, Liberty University School of Law
  • Prof. Kenneth Rosen, "Love for Labor Lost," Professor, The University of Alabama School of Law
  • Prof. Stephen Ware, "Elections Not So Much," Frank Edwards Tyler Distinguished Professor, University of Kansas School of Law

Speakers

4:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Welcome Remarks by AALS President-Elect, Dean Mark Alexander

24th Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

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  • Dean Mark Alexander, AALS President-Elect

Speakers

4:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Panel: Election Law in Flex

24th Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

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Featured:

  • Prof. Michael R. Dimino, Sr., Professor of Law, Widener University Commonwealth Law School
  • Prof. Derek T. Muller, Ben V. Willie Professor in Excellence, Iowa College of Law
  • Prof. Edward B. Foley, Ebersold Chair in Constitutional Law, The Ohio State University, Mortiz College of Law
  • Prof. Franita Tolson, Pleger Chair in Law, University of Southern California, Gould School of Law

Speakers

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Reception: Co-sponsored with the Institute for Human Studies

24th Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

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8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast

24th Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

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9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Panel: Politicization of the Economy

24th Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

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Featuring:

  • Prof. Richard A. Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
  • Prof. Julia D. Mahoney, John S. Battle Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Prof. Sean J. Griffith, T.J. Maloney Chair in Business Law, Fordham University School of Law
  • Prof. Adriana Z. Robertson, Donald N. Pritzker Professor of Business Law, University of Chicago Law School
  • Moderator: Prof. Christina Parajon-Skinner, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton 

Speakers

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
7 Minute Presentations of Works in Progress Panel 2-B

24th Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

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Description

Featuring:

  • Prof. Andrew Connors, "Make it Stop: Reining in ADA Website Trolls," Adjunct Assistant Professor, Liberty University School of Law
  • Prof. Bashar Malkawi, "Remembered Information and Trade Secrets Misappropriation Claims," Global Professor of Practice in Law, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
  • Prof. Erin Sheley, "Self Defense and the Rhetoric of Anger," Professor, California Western School of Law
  • Prof. Moin Yahya, "The Legal (Constitutional and Moral) Case Against the Federal Reserve," Professor, University of Alberta Faculty of Law  

Speakers

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
7 Minute Presentations of Works in Progress Panel 2-A

24th Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

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Description

Featuring:

  • Prof. Johnny Buckles, "Constitutional Law and Tax Expenditures: A Prelude," Professor, University of Houston Law Center
  • Prof. Sean Griffith, "What's Controversial About ESG? A Theory of Compelled Commercial Speech under the First Amendment," T. J. Maloney Chair and Professor of Law, Fordham Law School
  • Dean Tim Todd, "Interpretive Risk, Reducing Ambiguity, and Incentivizing Clear Rules: Applying Contra Proferentem in Tax Rulemaking," Assistant Dean, Liberty University School of Law
  • Prof. Lorianne Updike-Toler, "The Crowd-Sourced Constitution," Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • Moderator: Prof. Michael McGinnis, Professor, University of North Dakota School of Law

Speakers

12:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Panel: Dobbs & the Rule of Law

24th Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

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Description

Featuring:

  • Prof. Sherif Girgis, Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame Law School
  • Prof. Vicki C. Jackson, Laurence H. Tribe Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School
  • Prof. Jennifer Mascott, Assistant Professor, George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School
  • Prof. Reva Siegel, Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law, Yale Law School
  • Moderator: Prof. Stephen E. Sachs, Antonin Scalia Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Speakers

2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Young Legal Scholars Paper Presentation

24th Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

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Description

Featuring:

  • Prof. Ilan Wurman, "Reversing Incorporation," Associate Professor, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • Prof. Jacob Schuman, "Revocation at the Founding," Assistant Professor, Penn State Law - University Park
  • Prof. Mark Kubisch, "ESG, Public Pensions, and Compelled Speech," Assistant Professor, Pepperdine University, Caruso School of Law
  • Prof. Caleb Griffin, "The Market for Investment," Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville School of Law
  • Prof. Marah Stith McLeod, "Is the Principle of Desert Unprincipled in Practice?," Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame Law School
  • Commenter: Prof. Richard A. Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
  • Moderator: Prof. Paul G. Mahoney, David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

Speakers

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Panel: America and Her Discontents

24th Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

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