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

University of Virginia School of Law - February 26-27, 2016
Start : Friday, February 26, 2016 03:00 PM
End : Saturday, February 27, 2016 10:00 PM
Location:
University of Virginia School of Law
580 Massie Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Description:

The Federalist Society of the University of Virginia School of Law hosted 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.

Agenda:

Keynote Address by:


The Honorable Paul D. Clement,
Partner, Bancroft PLLC and
43rd Solicitor General of the United States

We are pleased to announce that Paul Clement will be delivering the keynote address at the Symposium Banquet. Mr. Clement clerked for Justice Scalia and is currently a partner at Bancroft PLLC. Mr. Clement served as the 43rd Solicitor General of the United States from June 2005 until June 2008, and has argued more Supreme Court cases since 2000 than any lawyer in or out of government.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016

Welcome and Opening Remarks - Audio/Video
6:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Caplin Auditorium

  • 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

Panel I: Capitalism and Inequality - Audio/Video
7:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Caplin Auditorium

  • 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
  • Dr. Yaron Brook, Executive Director, The Ayn Rand Institute
  • Moderator: Hon. Jerry E. Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Presentation of the Feddie Awards
8:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Caplin Auditorium

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27

Panel II: The Family - Audio/Video
9:00 a.m..- 10:45 a.m.
Caplin Auditorium

  • Prof. Mary Anne Case, Arnold I. Shure Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
  • Ms. Kay Hymowitz, Senior Fellow, The Manhattan Institute
  • Mr. Robert Woodson, Founder and President, Center for Neighborhood Enterprise
  • Prof. W. Bradford Wilcox, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Virginia
  • Moderator: Hon. A. Raymond Randolph, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit

Debate: Immigration Restrictions and the Constitution - Audio/Video
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Caplin Auditorium

  • Prof. John Eastman, Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service, Chapman University School of Law
  • Prof. Ilya Somin, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
  • Moderator: Hon. Amul R. Thapar, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky

Becoming a Law Professor
12:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
WB 102

  • 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
  • Prof. John Duffy, Samuel H. McCoy II Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Prof. Tara Leigh Grove, Professor of Law and Robert and Elizabeth Scott Research Professor, William & Mary Law School
  • Moderator: Hon. Lee Liberman Otis, Senior Vice President and Faculty Division Director, The Federalist Society

Panel III: The Safety Net and Poverty - Audio/Video
1:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Caplin Auditorium

  • Dr. William Galston, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution
  • Mr. Christopher DeMuth, Distinguished Fellow, Hudson Institute
  • Prof. Julia Mahoney, John S. Battle Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Prof. David Super, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Moderator: Prof. John Harrison, James Madison Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

Panel IV: Education Reform and Equality of Opportunity - Audio/Video
3:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Caplin Auditorium

  • Hon. Clint Bolick, Arizona Supreme Court
  • Prof. Amy Wax, Robert Mundheim Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Mrs. Cynthia Brown, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
  • Dr. William Galston, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution
  • Moderator: Hon. Jennifer W. Elrod, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Banquet - Audio/Video
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Omni Charlottesville Hotel

  • Mr. Paul Clement, Partner, Bancroft PLLC and Former Solicitor General of the United States 2005-2008

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