13th Annual Faculty Conference

Faculty Division
Start : Friday, January 07, 2011 08:00 AM
End : Saturday, January 08, 2011 10:00 AM

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Hotel Monaco San Francisco
501 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

13th Annual Faculty ConferenceRegistration is now open for the 13th Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference. The conference will be held January 7, 2011, in San Francisco at the Hotel Monaco San Francisco, 501 Geary Street. Our conference will be held during the 2011 AALS convention. We hope this conference will offer an opportunity for those interested in the Society to share ideas and scholarship with each other.


Friday, January 7, 2011 - Saturday, January 8, 2011
TIME: 01/07/2001, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; 01/08/2011, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
LOCATION: Hotel Monaco San Francisco

Please contact Faculty Division Deputy Director Erin Sheley (
if you have not received an invitation and are interested in attending.


Friday, January 7, 2011
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Location: Paris North

Continental Breakfast

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Location: Paris North

Remembering Richard Nagareda*

*We are soliciting written remembrances of the life and work of Professor Nagareda, which we will compile and distribute in conjunction with the event. If you have thoughts you would like to share please email Erin Sheley (

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Paris North
Panel 1: Class Actions, Arbitration, and Alternative Litigation Finance

  • Prof. Lawrence A. Cunningham, George Washington University
  • Prof. Anthony Sebok, Yeshiva University
  • Prof. Stephen Ware, University of Kansas
  • Moderator: Prof. Brian Fitzpatrick, Vanderbilt University

10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Location: Paris North
Young Legal Scholars Paper Presentations

  • Prof. Rebecca Kysar, Brooklyn Law School, "Lasting Legislation"
  • Prof. Andrew Schwartz, University of Colorado, "Consumer Contract Exchanges and the Problem of Adhesion"
  • Prof. Paul Stancil, University of Illinois, "Standardmaking"
  • Prof. Robert Wagner, Case Western Reserve University, "Gordon Gekko to the Rescue? Insider Trading as a Tool to Combat Accounting Fraud"
  • Prof. Jason Yackee, University of Wisconsin, "Testing the Ossification Thesis: An Empirical Examination of Federal Regulatory Volume and Speed, 1950-1990"
  • Moderator: Prof. Grant Nelson, Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Commenter: Prof. Richard Epstein, University of Chicago Law School/New York University Law School

12:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Location: Paris South
Luncheon Debate: The Constitutionality of the Individual Mandate

  • Prof. Randy Barnett, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Prof. Orin Kerr, George Washington University
  • Moderator: Prof. Steven Calabresi, Northwestern University

2:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Paris North
Panel 2: Immigration and the Role of the States

  • Prof. G. Jack Chin, University of Arizona
  • Prof. John Eastman, Chapman University
  • Moderator: Prof. Carissa Hessick, Arizona State

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Paris North
Seven-Minute Presentations of Works in Progress

  • Prof. Tom W. Bell, Chapman University, "Libertarian—but not Originalist!—Constitutionalism"
  • Prof. Robin Effron, Brooklyn Law School, "Commonalities of Fact and Law"
  • Prof. Minor Myers, Brooklyn Law School, "The Perverse Effect of Shareholder Voting on Executive Compensation"
  • Prof. Dan Subotnik, Touro Law Center, "Do Law Schools Mistreat Women Faculty?"
  • Prof. William Wagner, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, "The Jurisprudential Battle over the Character of a Nation: Understanding the Emerging Threats to Unalienable Liberty in America"
  • Moderator: Prof. Eugene Volokh, University of California, Los Angeles

5:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Location: Paris North

5:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Paris North
Panel 3: Alternatives to Originalism: Conservative and Libertarian Perspectives

  • Prof. David Bernstein, George Mason University
  • Prof. Patrick Brennan, Villanova University
  • Prof. Brian Fitzpatrick, Vanderbilt University
  • Prof. Orin Kerr, George Washington University
  • Moderator: Prof. John McGinnis, Northwestern University

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Paris Foyer

Saturday, January 8, 2011
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Beijing Room

Registration details:

To RSVP, please send an email to

Please contact Faculty Division Deputy Director Erin Sheley (
if you have not received an invitation and are interested in attending.