The Columbia Law Review is pleased to announce that it will host and publish a Symposium edition in 2012:
Thirteenth Amendment: Meaning, Enforcement, and Contemporary Implications
The symposium will examine the contemporary significance of the Thirteenth Amendment. That amendment not only abolished slavery but also became an essential legislative tool during the Reconstruction Era. Symposium presenters will analyze the Thirteenth Amendment’s guarantees of fundamental freedoms, critique existing jurisprudence, and chart a direction for future developments. They will also discuss how the Thirteenth Amendment is relevant to topics like racial profiling, affirmative action, hate speech, abortion rights, and constitutional interpretation. The dominant theme of the event will be how the Amendment integrates the principles of liberty and equality into the Constitution.
The conference will gather some of the most renowned constitutional scholars in the United States including: Akhil Amar (Yale Law School), Eric Foner (Columbia University, History Department), Jack Balkin (Yale Law School), George Rutherglen (University of Virginia School of law), and Jamal Greene (Columbia University School of Law).
EVENT DETAILSFriday, January 27, 2012
Jerome Greene Hall, Columbia Law School
435 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027
For a detailed schedule of panels and authors, see here.
This event is open to all Columbia Law School students and faculty and to the general public. No need to RSVP, but please indicate your plans to attend by registering here.
Many thanks to Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Susman Godfrey, LLP, for their generous support.