Reclaiming—and Restoring—Constitutional Norms

February 7–8, 2019 at The University of Texas School of Law

On February 7th and 8th, 2019, the Texas Law Review and the American Constitution Society will be holding a symposium on “Reclaiming—and Restoring—Constitutional Norms.” The symposium is designed to bring together leading thinkers from across the country (and across the political spectrum) in an attempt to foster consensus with respect to the most important constitutional norms to have undergone erosion in recent years, and to discuss what—if anything—can and should be done to restore them going forward. All panels are free and open to the public.

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Program Agenda and Speakers

Thursday, February 7, 2019 — the Kraft W. Eidman Courtroom, Room CCJ 2.306 

2:30 p.m.                                Welcome and Introductions

2:45 – 4:30 p.m.                    Panel I: “Unilateral Presidential Lawmaking” 

4:45 – 6:30 p.m.                     Panel II: “Presidential Ethics”

8:00 p.m.                     Opening Keynote Dinner: The Honorable Sally Q. Yates   (Invitation Only)

Friday, February 8, 2019 — the Kraft W. Eidman Courtroom, Room CCJ 2.306 

8:15 – 10:00 a.m.                    Panel III: “Prosecutorial Independence”

10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.          Panel IV: “Congress and the Executive Branch” 

12:15 – 1:00 p.m.                      Luncheon Keynote: The Honorable Alberto Gonzales  (Eventbrite Ticket Required)

1:15 – 3:00 p.m.                       Panel V: “Norms for—and Toward—the Judiciary” 

3:00 p.m.                                    Closing Remarks

Thank You to Our Generous Symposium Co-Sponsor:

The American Constitution Society


For information about the Symposium, please contact