Presidential Executive Power under the Constitution: Uses, Abuses, and Prospects for the Future
The spring symposium of the University of St. Thomas Law Journal
Date & Time:
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
University of St. Thomas School of Law
Schulze Grand Atrium
5 hours CLE credit pending
Join the University of St. Thomas Law Journal for its spring 2017 symposium, "Presidential Executive Power under the Constitution: Uses, Abuses, and Prospects for the Future."
In the wake of the Obama administration and the age of the Trump administration, this symposium will explore all aspects of presidential power. First, professor Saikrishna Prakash will deliver a keynote address based on his book, "Imperial From the Beginning: The Constitution of the Original Executive.” The first panel will then explore questions of non-execution of laws on policy grounds and enforcement discretion in areas such as immigration executive orders. This panel will feature professors Guy-Uriel Charles, Jill Hasday and Kristin Hickman. Next, a lunch debate will take place between professor Michael Paulsen and dean Vikram Amar, discussing presidential power to decline to execute statutes and to take on independent constitutional interpretive responsibilities. The day will conclude with an afternoon panel conversation on issues of presidential versus congressional control in cases of war and foreign affairs. This panel will include professors Jide Okechuku Nzelibe, Robert Delahunty and Saikrishna Prakash.
CLE credit has been applied for. Breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. outside of the St. Thomas SLaw Frey Moot Courtroom the lunch debate will take place in room 235 at 12:30 p.m., and the final panel will begin at 2 p.m. in the Frey Moot Courtroom.
- Saikrishna Prakash, James Monroe Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
- Guy-Uriel Charles, Charles S. Rhyne Professor of Law, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty & Research, Duke University School of Law
- Jill Hasday, Distinguished McKnight University Centennial Professor in Law, University of Minnesota Law School
- Kristin Hickman, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Harlan Albert Rogers Professor in Law, Associate Director of Corporate Institute, University of Minnesota Law School
- Vikram David Amar, Dean and Iwan Foundation Professor of Law, University of Illinois College of Law
- Michael Stokes Paulsen, Distinguished University Chair and Professor, University of St. Thomas School of Law
- Robert Delahunty, Laurence and Jean LeJeune Distinguished Chair and Professor, University of St. Thomas School of Law
- Jide Okechuku Nzelibe, Professor of Law, Affiliated Faculty of Ford Motor Company Center for Global Citizenship, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law