Law Review Symposium
Chapman Law Review Symposium

ยป The Annual Chapman Law Review Symposium

Every spring since 1999, Fowler School of Law's Chapman Law Review has hosted its annual Law Review Symposium. Topics are selected to challenge participants to confront pressing legal issues from a variety of perspectives. Panelists have included distinguished scholars, judges and practitioners.

2021 Symposium

A Discussion on the Non-Delegation and Chevron Deference Doctrines

Keynote Address

Friday, January 22, 2021, 12-1 p.m.
Via Zoom
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Bethany Ring, a recent Fowler School of Law graduate who spent her last semester of law school examining the Chevron Deference Doctrine and writing a published law review article on the topic, will introduce the symposium. The Hon. Neomi Rao, U.S. Court of Appeals Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, will provide the keynote address for the symposium.

Non-Delegation Panel

Friday, January 29, 2021, 12-2 p.m.
Via Zoom

Notable scholars will present their respective arguments and debate whether Congress' delegation of its legislative powers conforms or conflicts with the U.S. Constitution's basic tenants.


  • Richard Epstein, the inaugural Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University
  • Jack Beermann, Professor of Law and Political Science and Harry Elwood Warren Scholar, Boston University
  • Kurt Eggert, Professor of Law and Director, Alona Cortese Elder Law Center, Fowler School of Law

Moderator: Tom Campbell, Doy and Dee Henley Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence, Fowler School of Law

Chevron Doctrine Panel

Friday, February 5, 2021, 12-2 p.m.
Via Zoom

Judge Janice Rogers Brown will delineate how the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit applies the Chevron Deference Doctrine, while esteemed legal scholars will provide arguments in favor of and against the Chevron Deference Doctrine's application.


  • The Hon. Janice Rodgers Brown, U.S. Court of Appeals Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit 
  • Tom Caso, Professor of Law and Director, Constitutional Jurisprudence Clinic, Fowler School of Law
  • Alan Morrison, the Lerner Family Associate Dean for Public Interest and Public Service Law, George Washington University Law School 

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

Judge Neomi Rao
Keynote Speaker

Judge Neomi Rao

The Hon. Neomi Jehangir Rao was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in March 2019. She graduated from Yale College in 1995 and the University of Chicago Law School in 1999. Judge Rao formerly served as Special Assistant and Associate White House Counsel to President George W. Bush, and from 2006 to 2017, she was a professor at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, where she taught constitutional law, legislation and statutory interpretation, and the history and foundations of the administrative state.