The Federalist Society

12th Annual Faculty Conference

Faculty Division

The 12th Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference was held January 8, 2010, in New Orleans at the Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans, located blocks away from the site for the 2010 AALS convention. Our conference was held during the convention. The purpose of our Annual Faculty Conference is to provide an opportunity for those interested in the Society to share ideas and scholarship with each other.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2010
9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Location: Bacchus Room
Panel 1: Bankruptcy or Bailout? audio  video

  • Prof. Barry Adler, New York University School of Law
  • Prof. Timothy Canova, Chapman University School of Law
  • Prof. Garett Jones, Mercatus Center, George Mason University
  • Prof. Michael E. Levine, New York University School of Law
  • Moderator: Prof. Larry Ribstein, University of Illinois College of Law

12 noon - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Rex B

Luncheon Debate: Constitutional Interpretation versus Constitutional Construction audio  video

  • Prof. Randy Barnett, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Prof. Michael Rappaport, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Moderator: Prof. Lee Strang, University of Toledo College of Law

1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Location: Bacchus Room

Panel 2:  Civil Pleading Standards After Iqbal audio  video

  • Prof. Suzanna Sherry, Vanderbilt Law School
  • Prof. Suja Thomas, University of Illinois College of Law
  • Prof. Stephen Burbank, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Prof. Adam Steinman, University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • Moderator: Prof. Robin Effron, Brooklyn Law School

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Bacchus Room
Panel 3: Constitutional and Prudential Limits on the Treaty Power: Federalism, Delegation, or Some Other Principle? audio  video

  • Prof. Duncan Hollis, Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • Prof. John McGinnis, Northwestern University Law School
  • Prof. David Sloss, Santa Clara University Law School
  • Moderator: Prof. Julian Ku, Hofstra University School of Law

5:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Location: Bacchus Room
Young Legal Scholars Paper Presentations audio  video

  • Prof. Miriam Baer, Brooklyn Law School
    “Cooperation’s Cost”
  • Mr. Theodore Frank, Center for Class Action Fairness & Marie Gryphon, Manhattan Institute Center for Legal Policy
    “Negotiating in the Shadow of ‘Bad Faith’ Refusal to Settle: A Game Theory Model of Medical Malpractice Pre-Trial Settlements and Insurance Limits”
  • Prof. Jason Mazzone, Brooklyn Law School
    “When the Supreme Court is not Supreme”
  • Prof. Jonathan Mitchell, George Mason University School of Law
    “Reconsidering Murdock: The Supreme Court’s Power to Reverse a State Supreme Court Solely on State-Law Grounds”
  • Prof. Neomi Rao, George Mason University School of Law
    “Three Concepts of Dignity”
  • Commenter: Prof. Richard Epstein, University of Chicago Law School/ New York University Law School
  • Moderator: Prof. Nita Farahany, Vanderbilt University Law School

Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans
New Orleans, LA


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