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The Northwestern University Law Review 2018 Symposium: Originalism 3.0

Friday, November 2, 2018

Lowden Hall

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law


As originalist modes of argument become more common in Supreme Court opinions and argument, understanding and debating this theory of constitutional interpretation has only become more relevant. NULR is excited to host this important and timely dialogue organized by leading scholar of originalism Professor John O. McGinnis. Bringing together leading figures and exciting new voices in the field of constitutional interpretation and originalism, along with prominent critics of the theory, the symposium will focus on interesting and hotly debated questions within originalism as the theory moves into its next chapter.

These important questions will be presented through new papers, and accompanying comments, by:

  • Bernadette Meyler, with comments from John Harrison
  • Steven Calabresi, with comments from Jamal Greene
  • Larry Solum, with comments from William Ewald
  • William Baude & Stephen Sachs, with comments from Michael Ramsey
  • Thomas Colby, with comments from Randy Barnett
  • John McGinnis & Michael Rappaport, with comments from Richard Kay 

Discussions will be moderated by esteemed members of the Northwestern Law Faculty.