Texas Law Constitutional Studies Program Hosts “LevinsonFest 2022”

In honor of Prof. Sanford (Sandy) Levinson’s 40th year at Texas Law, the school’s Program on Constitutional Studies is hosting “LevinsonFest 2022” – an online celebration of his scholarship. As the founding director of constitutional Studies at Texas Law, Levinson has organized innovative scholarly programs, created new platforms to disseminate the ideas of faculty and colleagues, and hosted visitors for meaningful and enduring faculty collaborations. LevinsonFest will serve as a platform for in-depth conversation into Levinson’s scholarly contributions and influential body of work.

The LevinsonFest series features over a dozen roundtable discussions that are 90 minutes in length. Each roundtable focuses on a different subject, bringing together diverse groups of scholars to reflect on Levinson’s work over the past 40 years. Following each session, panelist papers are published on the legal blog Balkinization.

A recent LevinsonFest online discussion was quoted in a recent Los Angeles Times article on the idea of term limits for Supreme Court justices.

The initial roundtable was held in March 2022 and a total of five have been completed; the series will continue through this fall. Upcoming roundtables include “Comparative Constitutional Design” on June 21 and “Can this Constitution be Saved?” on July 27. All are invited to attend these events.

Schedule Includes June 21 Roundtable on “Comparative Constitutional Design”

Headshots of speakers at LevinsonFest6.21.22

Speakers on June 21 will include Yasmin Dawood (University of Toronto), Rosalind Dixon (UNSW Sydney), Zachary Elkins (UT College of Liberal Arts), Ran Hirschl (Texas Law), Gary Jacobsohn (Texas Law), and Mila Versteeg (University of Virginia). Richard Albert (Texas Law) and Ashley Moran (UT Strauss Center) will serve as hosts and Levinson is the respondent for the roundtable, which is scheduled for 8:30-10:00 a.m. Central Time. Registration is available at this link.

Inquiries can be directed to Trish Do at tdo@law.utexas.edu.