General Assembly Meeting and Educational Program:

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