2016 National Student Symposium
Free markets have exponentially improved the well-being of humanity and lifted more people out of poverty than any government program. But severe inequalities persist, and gaps have widened in the past thirty years. Is this a problem in and of itself? Or only to the extent it is caused by unfairly distorting the market with the help of government – so-called “crony capitalism" – as opposed to the inherently unique capabilities of each individual? How should the law be structured to ensure a level playing field?
This panel was presented at the 2016 National Student Symposium on Friday, February 26, 2016, at the University of Virginia School of Law.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
- Dean Paul Mahoney, Dean, David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law, and Arnold H. Leon Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
- Introduction: Mr. Dan McBride, President, University of Virginia School of Law Student Chapter
Panel I: Capitalism and Inequality
- Dr. Yaron Brook, Executive Director, The Ayn Rand Institute
- Prof. Thomas Edsall, Adjunct Professor of Journalism, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
- Prof. Jason Johnston, Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
- Prof. Steven Teles, Associate Professor of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University
- Moderator: Hon. Jerry E. Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
University of Virginia School of Law Short video featuring Gregory S. McNeal
Gregory S. McNeal February 02, 2016
Gregory S. McNeal, Associate Professor of Law and Public Policy at Pepperdine School of Law, explains the FAA’s distinction between the commercial and the recreational use of drones, questioning whether or not this distinction is important. Short video featuring Gregory S. McNeal
Gregory S. McNeal January 27, 2016
Gregory S. McNeal, Associate Professor of Law and Public Policy at Pepperdine School of Law, discusses new regulations concerning recreational drone use recently issued by the FAA. Professor McNeal explains that these new regulations represent an enormous break from the past, and likely stem from the widespread and increasing popularity of drones. Federalism & Separation of Powers and Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Groups Podcast
Erik S. Jaffe October 21, 2015
In a case that could have serious implications about the limits of judicial review, the Supreme Court will be deciding a narrow statutory interpretation question. The initial question is whether FERC has authority to regulate the rules used by operators of wholesale-electricity markets to pay for reductions in electricity consumption and to recoup those payments through adjustments to wholesale rates. But wrapped within that question is how much deference the Supreme Court is willing to give FERC on this matter.
Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Group Podcast
- Mr. Erik S. Jaffe, Sole Practitioner, Erik S. Jaffe, PC
Members of the Federalist Society’s Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Group Executive Committee provided an update on recent important activity at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
- Hon. Wayne A. Abernathy, Executive VP for Financial Institutions Policy and Regulatory Affairs, American Bankers Association
- Julius L. Loeser, Of Counsel, Winston & Strawn LLP