10th Annual Faculty Conference

Faculty Division

Le Parker Meridien New York
118 W 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

The 10th Annual Faculty Conference will be held on January 3-4, 2008, in New York City at the Le Parker Meridien, located blocks away from the Hilton New York and Sheraton New York, which are the sites for the AALS convention. This event is for faculty members by invitation only. Please view the schedule for more information.

Thursday, January 3
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tansa Room

Panel: Executive Discretion & the Rule of Law - Audio/Video

  • Prof. Harvey Mansfield, Harvard University
  • Prof. Neomi Rao, George Mason University School of Law 
  • Prof. Ilya Somin, George Mason University School of Law
  • Moderator: Prof. John McGinnis, Northwestern University School of Law


Friday January 4
9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Tansa Room
Panel: Post Kelo Reform - Audio/Video

  • Prof. David Dana, Northwestern University School of Law 
  • Prof. Steve Eagle, George Mason University School of Law
  • Prof. James Ely, Vanderbilt University Law School
  • Mr. Daniel B. Kelly, Olin Fellow, Yale Law School
  • Moderator: Prof. Ilya Somin, George Mason University School of Law

12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.
Mirus Room
Debate: Is the DC Gun Ban Unconstitutional? - Audio/Video

  • Prof. Nelson Lund, George Mason University School of Law
  • Hon. David Yassky, New York City Council Member
  • Moderator: Prof. Randy Barnett, Georgetown University Law Center

2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tansa Room
Panel: American Law Schools: Envy of the World or General Motors Before the Fall? - Audio/Video
Co-Sponsored by the National Association of Scholars

  • Prof. Paul Campos, University of Colorado School of Law
  • Dean John Garvey, Boston College & President-Elect, Association of American Law Schools
  • Prof. Maimon Schwarzschild, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Prof. George Shepherd, Emory University College of Law
  • Dean Rodney Smolla, Washington & Lee School of Law
  • Moderator: Judge Frank Easterbrook, United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Tansa Room
Address: "The Duke Lacrosse Case & the Academy," followed by a Question & Answer Session/General Discussion - Audio/video

  • Prof. KC Johnson, Brooklyn College

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