IALS General Assembly meeting and Educational Program:
IALS Conference on Constitutional Law

September 11 – 12, 2009

Hosted by American University Washington College of Law and Georgetown University Law Center
Washington DC , United States of America

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IALS Conference on Comparative Constitutional Law, Washington, D.C., Sept. 11-12, 2009, 28 Penn St. Int'l L. Rev. 289 (2010).


FRIDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2009 at American University Washington College of Law

Buses will depart from the 24th Street Exit of the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel at 7:45.

9:00 - 9:15                                                                                                   
Welcome from Host
Claudio Grossman, Dean, American University Washington College of Law

Welcome from IALS                                                                                    
Mónica Pinto, IALS President, University of Buenos Aires, Faculty of Law  
and Social Sciences, Argentina        

Introduction                                                                                                
Michel Rosenfeld, Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, United States, Chair, Planning Committee for IALS Conference on
Constitutional Law  

9:15 - 10:30
Plenary:  Comparative Constitutional Law                                                

Methodological Challenges in Comparative Constitutional Law
Vicki C. Jackson, Georgetown University Law Center, United States

Hybridization
John McEldowney, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Borrowing in Constitutional Making and Adjudication
Michel Rosenfeld, Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, United States

Moderator: Faridah Jalil, National University Malaysia, Malaysia

10:30 - 10:45                                                                
Refreshment Break     

1045 – 12:15
Small Groups
See the handout in your materials folder for your small group assignment and its meeting room location.

12:15-13:45
IALS Luncheon Sponsored by American University Washington College of Law

Introduction:  Dean Claudio Grossman, American University Washington College of Law, United States

Speaker: 
Walter Dellinger, Duke University School of Law, United States

Commentator: 
Herman Schwartz, American University Washington College of Law, United States

14:00 - 15:30  
Plenary: Religion, State and Constitution                                                  

Symbols and Representation
Susanna Mancini, University of Bologna, Italy           

Conflict Between Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Expression
Guy Haarscher, Free University of Brussels, Belgium

Relationship Between State and Religion
Michel Troper, University of Paris X, France

Legislative Prayers and Judicial Sins
Jamin Ben Raskin, American University Washington College of Law, United States

Moderator: To Be Announced

15:30 - 15:45   
Refreshment Break  

15:45 - 17:15  
Concurrent Sessions:

Gender and Constitution                                                                             
Reproductive Rights   
Paola Bergallo, University of Buenos Aires and San Andrés University, Argentina

Gender and Constitutional Citizenship
Helen Irving, The University of Sydney, Australia

Mutliculturalism and Constitution
Beverley Baines, Queen's University, Canada

Moderator: Henk Botha, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Constitutional Adjudication and Democracy                                           
Constitutional Role of Transnational Courts
Kim Lane Scheppele, Princeton University, United States

Democracy, Popular Sovereignty, and the Courts
Wessel le Roux, University of South Africa, South Africa

Moderator: John McEldowney, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

17:30
Buses will depart from American University Washington College of Law

18:45 (Buses Depart)    
IALS Reception/Dinner Sponsored by American University Washington College of Law
Buses will depart from the 24th Street Exit of the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel at 18:45.  Buses will return to the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel at conclusion of dinner.                                                                           


SATURDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2009 at Georgetown University Law Center    

Buses will depart from the 24th Street Exit of the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel at 7:45.

9:00 - 10:30                                                           
Hart Auditorium
Welcome from Host
T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Dean, Georgetown University Law Center

Plenary:  Distributive Justice                                                                     
Poverty
V.S. Elizabeth, National Law School of India University, India

Adjudicating Socio-economic Rights under a Transformative Constitution
Linda Stewart, North-West University, South Africa

Moderator: Norman Dorsen, New York University School of Law, United States

10:30 - 10:45        
Refreshment Break     

10:45 - 12:00
Small Groups
See the handout in your materials folder for your small group assignment and its meeting room location.

12:00 - 13:45  
Gewirz Student Center
IALS Luncheon Sponsored by Georgetown University Law Center      

Introduction:
T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Dean, Georgetown University Law Center, United States

Speaker: 
Mark Tushnet, Harvard Law School, United States

14:00 - 15:15
Plenary:  Contemporary Challenges to Executive Power                        

Emergency Powers
Carlos Rosenkrantz , San Andrés University, Argentina

Relationship Between Executive and Other Branches of Government
Richard Clayton, Cambridge University, United Kingdom

Moderator: Michel Rosenfeld, Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, United States

15:15 - 15:30   
Refreshment Break                  

15:30 - 17:15
Plenary: Teaching                                                                                       

Susan H. Williams, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, United States
Henk Botha, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Faridah Jalil, National University Malaysia, Malaysia

Moderator: Helen Irving, University of Sydney, Australia

17:30
Buses will depart from Georgetown University Law Center

18:45 (Buses Depart)      
Reception/Dinner Sponsored by Georgetown University Law Center 
Buses will depart from the 24th Street Exit of the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel at 18:45.  Buses will return to the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel at conclusion of dinner.

Conference Wrap Up
Moderator: Michel Rosenfeld, Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, United States

 

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