Friday28Jan 2022

Chapman Law Review 2022 Symposium

A Future-Proof Constitution: Exploring the Effects of Modernization on Constitutional Law

Friday, January 28, 2022 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. PST
2022-01-28 10:30 2022-01-28 14:00 America/Los_Angeles Chapman Law Review 2022 Symposium VIRTUAL Virtual location Law Events

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The 2022 Chapman Law Review Annual Symposium will be held via Zoom and will feature panels exploring the effects of modernization on constitutional law.

Panel 1 - Originalism in Flux

10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

This panel will discuss which theories of constitutional interpretation render the Constitution most effective and resilient in the face of change, technological and otherwise.


Hugh Hewitt, Professor of Law, Fowler School of Law

Mark Tushnet, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Michael Rappaport, Professor of Law and Director, Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism, University of San Diego

Rebecca Zietlow, Distinguished University Professor and the Charles W. Fornoff Professor of Law and Value, University of Toledo College of Law

Moderator: Professor Kurt Eggert, Director of the Alona Cortese Elder Law Center at the Fowler School of Law

Keynote Address

Noon - 12:30 p.m.

Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, UC Berkeley School of Law

Panel 2 - The Tomorrow Doctrine

1 - 2 p.m.

This panel will examine how emergent technologies and other trends will result in new constitutional thought.


Aziza Ahmed, Professor of Law, UCI Law

David S. Han, Professor of Law, Pepperdine Caruso School of Law

Mark Kende, Professor of Law and Director of the Drake Constitutional Law Center, Drake University Law School

James Phillips, Assistant Professor of Law, Fowler School of Law

Moderator: Dr. Ronald Steiner, Professor, Chapman University Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences


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