Thursday, January 25, 2018

The 14th Amendment at 150 at George Mason/Scalia

[We have the following call for papers.]

The Institute for Justice's Center for Judicial Engagement and the Liberty & Law Center at Antonin Scalia Law School are pleased to announce a symposium to reflect on the 150th anniversary of the adoption of the U.S. Constitution's Fourteenth Amendment, ratified in July 1868. The day-long symposium will be held Friday, September 21, 2018.

This sesquicentennial symposium will focus on how the Fourteenth Amendment recalibrated the relationship between the American people and state and local governments; and how that relationship continues to change as courts apply, misapply, or fail to apply key provisions of the Fourteenth Amendment. In particular, the symposium will address the Fourteenth Amendment's legacy for individual rights and liberties.

We invite all interested scholars to submit proposals to present at the symposium. We will select papers that would be appropriate for any of four panels which will discuss current or emerging issues arising out of the Due Process Clause, the Equal Protection Clause, the Privileges or Immunities Clause (and analogous state constitution provisions), and the incorporation of the Bill of Rights; or research on the history and original meaning of any of those topics.

A roundtable workshop for selected papers will be hosted in June 2018 to discuss draft papers. Travel and hotel will be provided for the June roundtable and the September symposium. An honorarium will also be provided.

Paper Submission Procedure: Applicants should email their proposals and curriculum vitae to Sheldon Gilbert at sgilbert@ij.org no later than February 20 at 11:59 PM EST. Proposals should be no longer than one page.

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