“The Federalist in the 21st Century” Conference Kicks Off

A three-day conference hosted by Texas Law Professor Sanford Levinson began last night in the Eidman Courtroom. “The Federalist in the 21st Century” gathers more than twenty of the nation’s leading constitutional scholars in Austin for a series of talks and panels inspired by—though not necessarily about—Levinson’s forthcoming book, “An Argument Open to All: Reading The Federalist in the 21st Century.” Opening the festivities was Harvard Law’s Noah Feldman, an expert in constitutional design and the history of legal theory.

Feldman’s Thursday night talk, taken from a forthcoming intellectual biography of James Madison, set the tone for a lively, and at times rambunctious, pair of Friday morning panels on Federalism and Executive Power.

Check back for a complete wrap-up of the conference’s panels and speakers, and links to pictures, audio and video of the three days of activities.

For event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2016/01/22/21504/)