The following information was taken from the Penn Law Calendar, http://calendar.law.upenn.edu/MasterCalendar.aspx:
January 20, 2012, 8:30 AM – 4:45 PM
- Journal of Constitutional Law Symposium Levy Conference Room & Great Hall
Topic: FDR and Obama: Are there Constitutional Law Lessons from the New Deal for the Obama Administration?
Our Symposium will be celebrating our Journal’s fifteenth anniversary, the opening of Penn Law’s newest building, Golkin Hall, and an analysis of a carefully selected topic that will interest students, lawyers, and citizens across America in 2012.
Our Symposium will explore:
- Whether the FDR and Obama eras are similar enough to draw parallels in terms of policy and law
- How the legacy of the Roosevelt Court may affect future litigation over the Obama Administration’s policies
- Whether new Constitutional principles are needed as the Court addresses health care and financial reform
- How the Court’s Commerce Clause jurisprudence may be affected in this litigation; and
- What comparisons may be made between the current Court’s federalist and anti-federalist proponents and that of the Hughes Court and the Roosevelt era.
The Symposium will feature leading historians, political scientists and law professors. We already have confirmed that Mark Tushnet, Barry Cushman, Louis Weinberg, Jamal Greene, Laura Cisneros, Charlton Copeland, Ray Diamond, Radha Pathak, and David Bernstein will be participating. With these and other excellent speakers, we expect that this Symposium will feature a variety of voices and perspectives, enabling a dynamic discussion on this profound topic.
This program has been approved for 6 hours of substantive law credit and 0 hours of ethics credit for Pennsylvania lawyers.
A Closing Reception will take place from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Golkin Hall.
Special thanks to the Asian Pacific American Bar Ass’n – Pennsylvania(APABA PA) for bringing this information to my attention.