Fourth Annual Originalism Works in Progress Conference

On Friday and Saturday, the University of San Diego’s Originalism Center (of which I am the Director) will be holding the Fourth Annual Hugh and Hazel Darling Originalism Works in Progress Conference in San Diego.  Each year, the Center selects 7 outstanding works on constitutional originalism to be given at the Conference where leading originalist scholars can debate them.  The Conference is now one of the leading academic originalist events during the year.

At this year’s conference, the seven papers are (in alphabetical order by author):

1.  James Allan (Queensland), Australian Originalism without a Bill of Rights: Going Down the Drain with a Different Spin

Commentator: Grant Huscroft (Western Ontario)

2. William Baude (Stanford Constitutional Law Center), Rethinking the Federal Eminent Domain Power

Commentator: Martin Redish (Northwestern)

3. Thomas Colby (George Washington), Originalism and the Ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment

Commentator: Michael McConnell (Stanford)

4. Allan Hutchinson (Osgoode Hall), Originalist Sin

Commentator: Lawrence Solum (Georgetown)

5. Gregory Maggs (George Washington), Using Dictionaries from the Founding Era as a Source of the Original Meaning of the Constitution

Commentator: Lawrence Solan (Brooklyn)

6. Gerard Magliocca (Indiana), John Bingham and the Drafting and Defense of the Fourteenth Amendment

Commentator: Earl Maltz (Rutgers)

7. John McGinnis (Northwestern), Is Judicial Restraint an Originalist Method?

Commentator: Randy Barnett (Georgetown)

At some point in the future, a video of the event will be available.  Videos of past conference are available at the Originalism Center’s website.

Mike Rappaport

Professor Rappaport is Darling Foundation Professor of Law at the University of San Diego, where he also serves as the Director of the Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism. Professor Rappaport is the author of numerous law review articles in journals such as the Yale Law Journal, the Virginia Law Review, the Georgetown Law Review, and the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.  His book, Originalism and the Good Constitution, which is co-authored with John McGinnis, was published by the Harvard University Press in 2013.  Professor Rappaport is a graduate of the Yale Law School, where he received a JD and a DCL (Law and Political Theory).

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