• 2016 Constitution Week Conference
  • 2016 Symposium on Religious Studies
  • Foundations Slider
  • The Principles of Federalism
  • Dallan H. Oaks
  • Rebecca Lochhart

Save the Date: September 15

Save the Date Reminder for 2016 Constitution Week Conference

Conference Schedule

9:00 a.m. Opening Address via Skype


  • Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University   
“Constitution at a Crossroads”

10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Panel: Justice Scalia in the American Legal Tradition

CB 510-511

  • Jeffry H. Morrison, Director of Academics, James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
“Constitutional Interpretation and the Founders”

  • James Staab, Professor, Department of Government, International Studies, and Languages, University of Central Missouri
“The Political Thought of Antonin Scalia”

  • Rodney Smith, Center for Constitutional Studies
“Justice Scalia, James Madison, and the Right of Conscience”

1:30 - 2:45 p.m. Panel: Debating Originalism(s): Justice Scalia’s Jurisprudence

CB 510-511

  • Jack Balkin, Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment, Director, The Information Society Project at Yale Law School
“Justice Scalia and Technological Change”

  • Elizabeth Wydra, President, Constitutional Accountability Center
“Justice Scalia and Progressive Originalism”

  • Ralph Rossum, Salvatori Professor of American Constitutionalism, author of Antonin Scalia’s Jurisprudence: Text and Tradition
“Justice Scalia’s Original Public Meaning Jurisprudence ”

3:00 - 4:15 p.m. Panel: Justice Scalia, the Public, and the Supreme Court

CB 510-511

  • Bruce Allen Murphy, Judicial Biographer, Fred Morgan Kirby Professor of Civil Rights at Lafayette College
“Antonin Scalia and the Politicization of the Supreme Court”

  • Nelson Lund, Professor, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
“The Virtues and Limitations of Justice Scalia’s Originalism and Textualism”

  • Carrie Severino, Chief Counsel and Policy Director, Judicial Crisis Network
“Making His Case: The Art of Persuading the Public”



The Center for Constitutional Studies is located on the third floor of the UVU Library