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2016 National Student Symposium - "Poverty, Inequality, and the Law"

University of Virginia School of Law - February 26-27, 2016 Friday, February 26, 03:00 PMUniversity of Virginia School of Law
580 Massie Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903

The Federalist Society of the University of Virginia School of Law is excited to host the 35th National Student Symposium on February 26-27, 2016.

On the topic of poverty, liberals claim the moral high ground. Their response includes federal and local interventions including entitlements, higher taxes, and a generally bigger and more active government. Despite liberals' insistence to the contrary, conservatives and libertarians also care about the poor, but they have their own ideas about how to lift people out of poverty. This symposium will explore these ideas.

A Conversation on Free Enterprise and Economic Development - Event Audio/Video

2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference
Mark Wilson, Jesse Panuccio February 03, 2016

This panel was part of the 2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference at Disney's Boardwalk Inn in Lake Buena Vista, FL on January 22-23, 2016.

A Conversation on Free Enterprise and Economic Development

  • Mr. Mark Wilson, President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce
  • Interviewer: Mr. Jesse Panuccio, Former Executive Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Disney's Boardwalk Inn
Lake Buena Vista, FL

Changes in Markets and Foreign Competitors?

Short Video with Richard Epstein
Richard A. Epstein January 29, 2016

Professor Richard Epstein, Professor of Law at NYU School of Law, continues to give an brief history of unions and collective bargaining -- focusing on changes in markets resulting from globalization and discussing the instance of unions in the Japanese automobile industry.

Labor Unions: History of Unions and Collective Bargaining

Short Video with Richard Epstein
Richard A. Epstein January 29, 2016

Professor Richard Epstein, Professor of Law at NYU School of Law, gives a brief history of unions and collective bargaining - beginning with the New Deal and the industrial age and running through some of the changes in our economy over the last 80 years.

Upward Redistribution, Government Policy, and Rent Seeking - Event Audio/Video

18th Annual Faculty Conference
David Snyder, Ilya Somin, James Y. Stern, Jonathan H. Adler January 16, 2016

This panel will consider to what extent the disproportionate increase in income among the very wealthy is due not to market forces but to rent seeking and government policies that are the product of rent seeking.  It will also discuss possible solutions.

This panel took place during the 18th Annual Faculty Conference at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York, NY on January 8, 2016.

Panel: Upward Redistribution, Government Policy, and Rent Seeking
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

  • Prof. David Snyder, American University Washington College of Law
  • Prof. Ilya Somin, George Mason School of Law
  • Prof. James Stern, William & Mary Law School
  • Moderator: Prof. Jonathan H. Adler, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
New York, NY