Tenth Annual Constitutional Law Colloquium

Conference dates

08 Nov 2019 - 09 Nov 2019


Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 E. Pearson Street, Chicago, IL


This event provides a forum for constitutional scholars at all stages of their professional careers to discuss current projects, doctrinal and theoretical developments in constitutional issues, and future goals. The conference brings together academics to discuss works-in-progress concerning a broad variety of constitutional issues--including Free Speech, Substantive Due Process, Equal Protection, Suffrage Rights, Campaign Finance, Process Oriented Constitutionalism, Constitutional Theory and Interpretation, Issues at the Interface of National Security and Constitutional Rights, Due Process Underpinnings of Criminal Procedure, Judicial Review, Executive Privilege, Suspect Classifications, Commerce Clause, and Comparative Constitutionalism--to present ideas and benefit from informed critiques. All submissions will be considered, but participation is by invitation only. Past participants have included constitutional scholars from throughout the United States and many foreign countries. Submissions from foreign scholars are welcome. Presentations will be assigned to panels based on affinity of subject matter. The conference is also open to scholars who wish to attend sessions without making a presentation.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Pamela S. Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law, Co-Director, Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, Stanford Law School.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Titles and abstracts of papers should be submitted electronically at https://www.luc.edu/law/events/constitution-law-colloquium/registrationinformation/ no later than June 21, 2019.

Participants or their home institutions are expected to pay for travel and lodging. Loyola will provide meals during the conference. There are numerous reasonably priced hotels within walking distance of the Corboy Law Center and Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.

The Corboy Law Center is located on Loyola’s Water Tower campus, near Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile, Lake Michigan, Millennium Park, the Chicago Art Institute, and Chicago Symphony Center.

CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS: Professor Barry Sullivan, Cooney & Conway Chair in Advocacy, bsullivan7@luc.edu Professor Alexander Tsesis, Raymond & Mary Simon Chair in Constitutional Law, atsesis@luc.edu

Program Administrators: Evelyn Gonzalez, Mehgan Keeley, and Christina Perez-Tineo, ConstitutionLaw@luc.edu