Law Review Symposium
Chapman Law Review Symposium

ยป 2022 Chapman Law Review Symposium

A Future-Proof Constitution: Exploring the Effects of Modernization on Constitutional Law

Friday, January 28, 2022

10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Held virtually via Zoom

Symposium Schedule

10:30 - 11:45 a.m.: Introduction and Panel 1 - Originalism in Flux

This panel discusses which theories of constitutional interpretation render the Constitution most effective and resilient in the face of change, technological and otherwise.

  • Hugh Hewitt, Professor of Law, Fowler School of Law
  • Michael Rappaport, Professor of Law and Director, Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism, University of San Diego
  • Mark Tushnet, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
  • Rebecca Zietlow, Distinguished University Professor and the Charles W. Fornoff Professor of Law and Value, University of Toledo College of Law

Moderator: Professor Kurt Eggert, Director of the Alona Cortese Elder Law Center at the Fowler School of Law

Noon - 12:30 p.m.: Keynote Address

Featuring Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, UC Berkeley School of Law

1 - 2 p.m.: Panel 2 - The Tomorrow Doctrine

This panel examines how emergent technologies and other trends will result in new constitutional thought.

  • Aziza Ahmed, Professor of Law, UCI Law
  • David S. Han, Professor of Law, Pepperdine Caruso School of Law
  • Mark Kende, Professor of Law and Director of the Drake Constitutional Law Center, Drake University Law School
  • James Phillips, Assistant Professor of Law, Fowler School of Law
Moderator: Professor Kurt Eggert, Director of the Alona Cortese Elder Law Center at the Fowler School of Law

Previous Keynote Speakers

  • United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr.
  • Former Nixon White House Counsel John Dean
  • Former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese III
  • Steven Schwarcz, Stanley A. Star Professor of Law and Business, Duke University
  • Former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff
  • Michael Flaherty, President of Walden Media
Dean Erwin Chemerinsky
Keynote Speaker

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky

Erwin Chemerinsky is Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Prior to assuming this position, from 2008-2017, he was the founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law, at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. Before that, he was the Alston and Bird Professor of Law and Political Science at Duke University from 2004-2008, and from 1983-2004 was a professor at the University of Southern California Law School, including as the Sydney M. Irmas Professor of Public Interest Law, Legal Ethics, and Political Science. From 1980-1983, he was an assistant professor at DePaul College of Law.