A Conference Discussing the Contributions of Judge Robert H. Bork

 As part of our 25th Anniversary celebration the Federalist Society presented a full-day Conference honoring Judge Robert H. Bork and his contributions to the law. The conference featured a live conversation with Judge Bork, conducted by Judge Raymond Randolph, panel discussions on International Law, Law and Culture, Judicial Philosophy, and Antitrust Law, a luncheon and a closing reception. This event took place on June 26 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.


Click here to watch the Judge Robert H. Bork Tribute video.

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Prof. Steven G. Calabresi, Northwestern University School of Law

9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Judicial Philosophy/Originalism-The Tempting of America: The Political Seduction of the Law - Video

  • Prof. John C. Harrison, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Prof. Kurt T. Lash, Loyola Law School Los Angeles
  • Prof. Saikrishna B. Prakash, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Prof. Jonathan R. Turley, The George Washington University Law School
  • Hon. Edwin Meese III, Heritage Foundation - Moderator

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Competition Law and the Free Market- The Antitrust Paradox: A Policy at War with Itself - Video

  • Hon. Frank H. Easterbrook, United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit 
  • Hon. Douglas H. Ginsburg, United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • Prof. George L. Priest, Yale Law School
  • Dean Bernard Dobranski, Ave Maria School of Law - Moderator

12:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Conference Luncheon Including "A Conversation with Judge Robert H. Bork" - Video

  • Conducted by Judge A. Raymond Randolph, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Law and Culture- Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline - Video

  • Prof. Steven G. Calabresi, Northwestern University School of Law 
  • Prof. Robert P. George, Department of Politics, Princeton University
  • Prof. Ilya Somin, George Mason University School of Law
  • Hon. Daniel E. Troy, Sidley Austin LLP - Moderator

4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
International Law-Coercing Virtue: The Worldwide Rule of Judges - Video

  • Prof. Gregory E. Maggs, The George Washington University Law School
  • Prof. Jeremy A. Rabkin, Department of Government, Cornell University
  • Prof. John C. Yoo, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley
  • David B. Rivkin, Baker Hostetler - Moderator

Excerpts from this panel will be published by the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy in 2008. 

Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Location: The Mayflower Hotel
Washington, DC

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