Top constitutional scholars convene at Law School

Author: Melanie McDonald


Several of the nations most prominent legal scholars will convene for a conference,Separation of Powers as a Safeguard of Federalismat the Notre Dame Law School on Oct. 19 (Friday).

The conference is being sponsored by A.J. Bellia, Professor of Law, and the Notre Dame Law Review.

This conference aims to address fundamental questions of American constitutional governance,Bellia said.In recent years, courts, scholars and politicians have vigorously debated such questions as how federal courts should interpret legal texts, whether federal courts should enforce structural limits on congressional power, and what place international law occupies in the American federal system.These are not just questions of our day; these are questions of the American ages.

Conference participants are William Eskridge, Jr., John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School; John F. Manning, Bruce Bromley Professor of Law at Harvard Law School; Peter L. Strauss, Betts Professor of Law at Columbia Law School; Carlos Manuel Vazquez, professor at Georgetown University Law Center; Elizabeth Garrett, Sydney M. Irmas Chair in Public Interest Law, Legal Ethics, Political Science and Policy, Planning and Development at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law; Bradford R. Clark, William Cranch Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School; and Ernest A. Young, Charles Alan Wright Chair in Federal Courts at the University of Texas School of Law.

Further information may be obtained from the Notre Dame Law School Web site at .

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