Schedule for 2015 - 2016


September 29, 2015
Professor M. Todd Henderson
The University of Chicago Law School
An Introduction to The Federalist Society

October 6, 2015
Professor Jonathan Mitchell
Former Solicitor General of Texas
A Textualist Theory of the Fourteenth Amendment

October 8, 2015
Ken Klukowski
Legal Editor for Breitbart News Network
What's Next for Gun Rights? Concealed Carry, Mental Defectives, and Illegal Aliens

October 12, 2015
Professor William Baude and Thomas H. Dupree
The University of Chicago Law School and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, respectively
A Supreme Court Preview

October 13, 2015
Professor Saikrishna Prakash
The University of Chicago Law School
The Original American Presidency: Imperial from the Beginning

October 14, 2015
Aaron Streett, Ed Whelan, and Sylvia Neil
Baker Botts, Ethics and Public Policy Center, and The University of Chicago Law School, respectively
Religious Liberties Panel

October 19, 2015
Professor Harvey Mansfield
Harvard Law School
Who and What are Republicans?

October 29, 2015
Marc Levin
Right on Crime
Right on Crime: The Conservative Approach to Criminal Justice

November 4, 2015
Professor David Bernstein
George Mason University School of Law
Lawless: The Obama Administration's Unprecedented Assault on the Constitution and the Rule of Law

November 5, 2015
Professor Josh Blackman and Professor Adam Chilton
George Mason University School of Law and The University of Chicago Law School, respectively
The Take Care Clause and Executive Action on Immigration

November 10, 2015
Professor Christopher Green
University of Mississippi Law School
Does the Privileges and Immunities Clause Support Judicial Activism?

November 18, 2015
Ilya Shapiro
Cato Institute
The Sweet Mystery of Anthony Kennedy

November 30, 2015
Professor John McGinnis
Northwestern Law School
Campaign Finance and the First Amendment

December 1, 2015
Henry Olsen
The Ethics and Public Policy Center
Changing Demographics of the Conservative Movement

December 3, 2015
Sanford Levinson
University of Texas Law School


January 19, 2016
Mr. Stephen Moore
The Heritage Foundation
The Wealth of States

January 26, 2016
Professor Kevin Gutzman
Western Connecticut State University
What Kind of Constitution?

January 27, 2016
Mr. Avik Roy
The Heartland Institute
The Future of Healthcare Law and Policy

February 1, 2016
Solicitor General Andrew Brasher
State of Alabama
Section V of the Voting Rights Act

February 8, 2016
Professor Ralph Rossum
Claremont McKenna College
Understanding Clarence Thomas: The Jurisprudence of Constitutional Restoration

February 9, 2016
Professor Eugene Kontorovich
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Disputing Occupation: Israelís Borders in International Law

February 11, 2016
Professor John Stinneford and Mr. Adam Mortara
University of Florida Levin College of Law and University of Chicago Law School, respectively
The Future of 8th Amendment Jurisprudence

February 15, 2016
Mr. Clark Neily
Institute for Justice
Changing Meaning of Private Property

February 18, 2016
Professor Stephen Ware
University of Kansas School of Law
As Part of a Panel on the Legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia

February 22, 2016
Mr. Logan Bierne
Information Society Project at Yale Law School
Blood of Tyrants: George Washington and the Founding of the Presidency

February 25, 2016
Ms. Rachel Brand
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
PCLOB: Preserving Privacy and Civil Liberties

March 2, 2016
SG Aaron Lindstrom, SG Eric Murphy, and SG Frederick Yarger
Michigan, Ohio, and and Colorado, respectively
Panel of State Solicitors General


March 28, 2016
Mr. Michael Chertoff
Former Secretary of Homeland Security
Security and Privacy in an Age of Exploding Data

March 29, 2016
Professor Ilya Somin and Mr. Sherif Girgis
George Mason University School of Law and Political Theorist, Respectively
Same Sex Marriage and the Equal Protection Clause

March 31, 2016
Mr. Michael Huston
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
The Internet Goes to Court: Legislating Net Neutrality

April 1, 2016
Mr. Jeff Wall
Sullivan and Cromwell
Breaking the Silence: The Supreme Court's Unprecedented Interest in IP Issues

April 6, 2016
Mr. Geoff Shepard
Author and Lecturer
The Real Watergate Scandal

April 7, 2016
Professor Kurt Lash and Mr. Alan Gura
University of Illinois College of Law and Gura & Possessky, PLLC, respectively
Does the Fourteenth Amendment Protect Unenumerated Rights?

April 12, 2016
Mr. Ilya Shapiro
Cato Institute
The Sweet Mystery of Justice Anthony Kennedy

April 13, 2016
Mr. Michael Williams
Kirkland & Ellis and Georgetown University Law Center
Problems with the Pro Bono System

April 20, 2016
Mr. Peter Berkowitz
The Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Academic Freedom and Free Speech on University Campuses

April 21, 2016
Professor Tara Smith
University of Texas
Judicial Review in an Objective Legal System

April 25, 2016
Professor Nicholas Rosenkranz
Georgetown University Law Center
Intellectual Diversity in Academia

April 26, 2016
Justice David Stras
Minnesota Supreme Court
SCOTUS Roundup

May 2, 2016
Professor Neomi Rao
George Mason School of Law
Executive Power and the Administrative State

May 3, 2016
Mr. Michael Carvin
Jones Day
Supreme Court Advocacy: from Burwell to Friedrichs

May 9, 2016
Mr. Andy Oldham
Deputy General Counsel for Texas Governor Greg Abbot

May 10, 2016
Mr. Andrew Kloster
Heritage Foundation
The Role of Natural Law in Art. III Judging

May 12, 2016
Professor Randy Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Sovereignty of the People

May 17, 2016
Professor Epstein and Professor Hemel
Both of The University of Chicago Law School
Is Administrative Law Unlawful?

May 19, 2016
Don Borvan, Associate General Counsel to Governor Bruce Rauner Gregg Nunziata, General Counsel to Senator Marco Rubio Darpana Sheth, Attorney for the Institute of Justice
Public Interest Careers on the Right

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