The Federalist Society

2009 Annual Student Symposium - "Separation of Powers in American Constitutionalism"

Yale Law School

Friday, February 27
6:30 p.m.

Welcome and Introduction  audio

  • Miss Rebekah Perry, Symposium Director, Yale Law Federalist Society
  • Dean Harold Hongju Koh, Yale Law School

6:45 p.m.
Panel I

Is the Separation of Powers Principle Exportable? audio

  • Prof. Steven G. Calabresi, Northwestern University Law School
  • Prof. Oona Hathaway, UC Berkeley School of Law
  • Prof. Juan Linz, Yale University Dept. of Political Science
  • Prof. Jide Nzelibe, Northwestern University Law School
  • Moderator: Judge José A. Cabranes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Saturday, February 28
9:00 a.m.
Panel II

Medellin v. Texas - AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE

  • Hon. R. (Ted) Edward Cruz, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, former Solicitor General of Texas
  • Mr. Donald Francis Donovan, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Moderator: Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit

10:30 a.m.
Panel III

Confirmation Battles and Presidential Nominations  audio

  • Ms. Nan Aron, Alliance for Justice
  • Hon. Rachel Brand, WilmerHale, former Assistant Attorney General for Legal Policy
  • Prof. Stephen Carter, Yale Law School
  • Prof. John O. McGinnis, Northwestern University Law School
  • Moderator: Judge Sonia Sotomayor, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

1:45 p.m.
Panel IV

The Administrative State and the Constitution  audio

  • Prof. Cynthia R. Farina, Cornell Law School
  • Prof. John Harrison, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Prof. Gary S. Lawson, Boston University Law School
  • Prof. Thomas W. Merrill, Yale Law School
  • Prof. Peter M. Shane, Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law
  • Moderator: Professor Jonathan R. Macey, Yale Law School

4:00 p.m.
Panel V

War Powers and the Executive  audio

  • Hon. John R. Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
  • Prof. Curtis A. Bradley, Duke University Law School
  • Prof. Michael Paulsen, University of St. Thomas Law School
  • Prof. Christopher Schroeder, Duke University Law School
  • Moderator: Judge Debra Ann Livingston, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

7:00 p.m.
Banquet, Presentation of Bator Award, and Keynote Speaker - AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE

  • Hon. Laurence H. Silberman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit

Yale Law School
New Haven, CT

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