16th Annual Faculty Conference
Start : Friday, January 3, 2014 12:00 PM
End : Saturday, January 4, 2014 6:00 PM
Warwick New York Hotel
65 W 54th St.
New York, NY 10019
The 16th Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference was held on January 3-4, 2014 in New York City. The purpose of our Annual Faculty Conferences is to provide an opportunity for those interested in the Society to share ideas and scholarship with each other.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2014
Introductory Lunch: Online Education Projects and Opportunities - Audio Not Available
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
- Remarks by Michele Pistone, Villanova University School of Law and Legal Ed Web
Panel 1: Is IP Property or Government-Conferred Monopoly?
1:00 - 2:45 p.m.
- Prof. Greg Dolin, University of Baltimore School of Law
- Prof. Irina Manta, Hofstra University School of Law
- Prof. David Olson, Boston College Law School
- Prof. Adam Mossoff, George Mason University School of Law
- Moderator: Randy Barnett, Georgetown University Law Center
Panel 2: Who Determines an Agency's Power?
3:00 - 4:45 p.m.
- Prof. Christopher Walker, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
- Prof. Frederick (Andy) Hessick, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
- Prof. John Duffy, University of Virginia School of Law
- Prof. Gregory Maggs, George Washington University Law School
- Moderator: Prof. John McGinnis, Northwestern University Law School
Seven-Minute Presentations of Works in Progress - Part IA - Audio Not Available
5:00 - 6:15 p.m.
- Prof. David Moore, BYU Law School, "Taking Our Cues from Congress"
- Prof. Alan Hurst, BYU Law School, "The Very Old New Separationism"
- Prof. Nadia Nedzel, Southern University Law School, "Rule of Law: The Foundational principle of Anglo-American Law and Legal Culture, How it Relates to Liberty, and How it Differs from the Civilian Legal State"
- Dr. Marie Newhouse, Harvard University, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, "Institutional Corruption"
- Prof. David Wagner, Regent University School of Law, "Grounding a Constitutional Right to Homeschool"
- Moderator: Prof. Eugene Volokh, UCLA School of Law
Seven-Minute Presentations of Works in Progress - Part IB - Audio Not Available
5:00 - 6:15 p.m.
- Prof. Joshua Kleinfeld, Northwestern University School of Law, "NATO's Purpose"
- Prof. Tahirih Lee, Florida State University College of Law, "Media Transmissions as Case Law in China"
- Prof. Dan Markel, Florida State University College of Law, "Catalyzing Fans"
- Prof. Ilya Somin, George Mason University School of Law, "The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain"
- Prof. Robert Steinbuch, University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, "Affirmative Action and Access to Information"
- Moderator: Saikrishna Prakash, University of Virginia School of Law
SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 2014
- Prof. Eugene Volokh, UCLA School of Law
- Prof. Randy Barnett, Georgetown University Law Center
Panel 3: Natural Law and Natural Rights
9:30 - 11:15 a.m.
- Prof. Michael Baur, Fordham University School of Law, "What Rights Are and Why There Are Any: What the Classical (Aristotelian-Thomistic) Natural Law Approach Has to Say"
- Lt. Col. Brian Bengs, NATO School, "Self Defense Under Siege: The Role of Individual Self Defense in the Battlespace"
- Commenter: Prof. Michael Moreland, Villanova University School of Law
- Commenter: Prof. Jeremy Rabkin, George Mason University School of Law
- Commenter: Prof. Roderick Hills Jr., New York University School of Law
- Moderator: Prof. Eric Claeys, George Mason University School of Law
Seven-Minute Presentations of Works in Progress - Part II - Audio Not Available
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
- Prof. Josh Blackman, South Texas College of Law, "What Happens if Data is Speech?"
- Prof. Marc Edelman, CUNY, "The NCAA's 'Death Penalty' Sanction - Reasonable Self-Governance or an Illegal Group Boycott in Disguise"
- Prof. Sean Griffith, Fordham University School of Law, "Confronting the Peppercorn Settlement in Merger Litigation: An Empirical Analysis and a Proposal for Reform"
- Prof. Andrew Schwartz, University of Colorado Law School, "Corporate Independence as a Public Good"
- Prof. Stephen Ware, University of Kansas Law School, "Vacating Arbitration Awards that Do Not Correctly Apply the Law"
- Moderator: Prof. George Mocsary, Southern Illinois University School of Law
Lunch Debate: Is Privacy Regulation Likely to Reduce the Value of the Internet?
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
- Prof. Paul Rubin, Emory University School of Law
- Prof. Ryan Calo, University of Washington School of Law
- Moderator: Prof. William Kovacic, George Washington University Law School
Young Legal Scholars Paper Presentations
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
- Prof. Andrew Kent, Fordham University School of Law, "Are Damages Different? Bivens and National Security"
- Prof. Joshua Kleinfeld, Northwestern University School of Law, "Redressive Justice"
- Dr. Robert Leider, Law Clerk to the Hon. Diane Sykes, "Federalism and the Military Power of the United States"
- Prof. Aaron Nielson, BYU Law School, "In Defense of Formal Rulemaking"
- Prof. Ozan Varol, Lewis & Clark Law School, "Temporary Constitutions"
- Commenter: Prof. Thomas Merrill, Columbia Law School
- Moderator: Prof. Steven Calabresi, Northwestern Law School