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Day One – The Presidency

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021

11:00 am – 11:10 am

Welcome and Conference Overview
Vincent D. Rougeau, AALS President and Dean, Boston College Law School

 

11:10 am – 12 pm

Panel 1: Reconstructing the Presidency
Robert Bauer, Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar in Residence and Co-Director of the Legislative and Regulatory Process Clinic, New York University School of Law, White House Counsel, 2010-2011
Jack Goldsmith, Learned Hand Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, 2003-2004

Moderator: Darby Dickerson, AALS Immediate Past-President and Dean, UIC John Marshall Law School

 

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

Panel 2: Preventing Abuses of Presidential Power for Personal or Political Gain
Kathleen Clark, Professor of Law, Washington University St. Louis, School of Law
Jeffrey Crouch, Assistant Professor, American University
W. Neil Eggleston, Lecture in Law, Harvard Law School, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis, White House Counsel, 2014-2017
Jide Okechuku Nzelibe, Benjamin Mazur Summer Research Professor of Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Anne Joseph O’Connell, Adelbert H. Sweet Professor of Law, Stanford Law School

Moderator: Judith Areen, Executive Director, Association of American Law Schools

 

1:30 pm – 2 pm

Lunch Break

 

2 pm – 2:05 pm

Update from the American Bar Association (ABA)
Patricia Lee Refo, President, American Bar Association, and Partner at Snell & Wilmer

 

2:05 pm – 3:15 pm

Panel 3: The President and the Independence of the Justice Department
Jamie Gorelick, Partner, WilmerHale, Chair, Regulatory and Government Affairs
Neil Kinkopf, Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law
Saikrishna Prakash, James Monroe Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
Kimberly Wehle, Professor of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law

Moderator: Lauren Robel, Val Nolan Professor of Law, Provost, and Executive Vice President, Indiana University — Bloomington

 

3:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Panel 4: Improving the Presidency: The Path Forward
Laura A. Dickinson, Oswald Symister Colclough Research Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School
Alberto R. Gonzales, Dean and Doyle Rogers Distinguished Professor of Law, Belmont University College of Law, United States Attorney General, 2005-2007
Jeffrey Rosen, Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center
Peter M. Shane, Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law, The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Moderator: Daniel B. Rodriguez, Harold Washington Professor of Law, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

 

4:45 pm – 5 pm

Closing Remarks
Darby Dickerson, AALS Immediate Past-President and Dean, University of Illinois at Chicago John Marshall Law School

 

 

Day Two – Improving Democracy, Race and Voting, and Presidential Elections

 

Friday, May 7, 2021

11 am – 11:30 am

Welcome and Conference Day Two Overview
Erwin Chemerinsky, AALS President-Elect and Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley School of Law

Opening Session

Introduction
Vince Rougeau, AALS President and Dean, Boston College Law School

Opening Remarks
Representative John Sarbanes, U.S. Representative, Maryland’s Third Congressional District

 

11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Panel 1 – Congressional Legislation to Protect the Electoral Process
Guy Uriel-Charles, Edward and Ellen Schwarzman Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
Edward (Ned) B. Foley, Charles W. Ebersold and Florence Whitcomb Ebersold Chair in Constitutional Law; Director, Election Law at Ohio State, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Richard Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science, University of California Irvine, School of Law
Lisa Marshall Manheim, Charles I. Stone Associate Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law
Bradley A. Smith, Josiah H. Blackmore II/ Shirley M. Nault Professor of Law, Capital University Law School

Moderator: Erwin Chemerinsky, AALS President-Elect and Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley School of Law

 

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch Break

 

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Panel 2 – Race and Voting Rights
Introduction: Kellye Testy, President and CEO, Law School Admission Council

Kent Greenfield, Professor of Law and Dean’s Distinguished Scholar, Boston College Law School
Ellen D. Katz, Ralph W. Aigler Professor of Law, The University of Michigan Law School
Bertrall Ross, Chancellor’s Professor of Law, University of California Berkeley, School of Law
Franita Tolson, Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs and Professor Law, University of Southern California Gould School of Law

Moderator: Heather Gerken, Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law, Yale Law School

 

3 pm – 4:15 pm

Panel 3 – Improving Presidential Elections
Joshua A. Douglas, Ashland, Inc-Spears Distinguished Research Professor of Law, University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
Michael T. Morley, Associate Professor, Florida State University College of Law
Derek T. Muller, Professor of Law, University of Iowa College of Law
Richard H. Pildes, Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law, New York University School of Law
Daniel Tokaji, Fred W. & Vi Miller Dean and Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School

Moderator: Camille Nelson, Dean and Professor of Law, University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law

 

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Conference Wrap Up
Vincent D. Rougeau, AALS President and Dean, Boston College Law School