Reflections on Progressive Constitutionalism: Theory, Practice, & Critique
April 15, 2011 | Saxbe Auditorium
Keynote Speaker Mark Tushnet
This Symposium is an engagement with "progressive constitutionalism."
Broadly understood, "progressive constitutionalism" encompasses a number of projects that critically assess the U.S. Supreme Court's practice of judicial review, including its understanding of judicial supremacy, in matters of constitutional interpretation.
How, exactly, do these projects fit together? Do they constitute parts of a larger whole? How does progressive constitutionalism relate to more conventionally "liberal" versions of constitutionalism that also claim a "progressive" mantle? How do they line up with "conservative" theories of judicial review that are skeptical about the preeminent place of the Supreme Court in basic matters of national governance?
This year's Ohio State Law Journal Symposium is a day-long exploration of the theory, the practice, and critiques of progressive constitutionalism, joined by some of the country's leading and emerging lights in law, history, and political theory.
Editor-in-Chief: Jessica H. Kim
Symposium Editor: James T. Fondriest
Symposium Faculty Advisor: Marc Spindelman
The Ohio State Law Journal would like to do everything within its power to satisfy the needs of each Symposium participant. Please inform us of any special accommodation requests at (614) 292-6829 or by emailing Jim Fondriest, Symposium Editor.
- The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
- Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Policy Studies
- Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity
- Law School Democrats
- American Constitution Society
- Moritz College of Law Legislation Clinic
- 2009-10 - Originalism and the Jury, with Keynote Address by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
- 2008-09 - The Jurisprudence of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Discussion of Fifteen Years on the U.S. Supreme Court
- 2007-08 - The School Desegregation Cases and the Uncertain Future of Racial Equality
- 2006-07 - Election Law and the Roberts Court
- 2005-06 - The Madness in the Shadows of Modern Life: Judicial Security and Politics in the 21st Century
- 2004-05 - Meeting the Challenge of Grutter: Affirmative Action in Twenty-Five Years
- 2003-04 - Equality, Privacy and Lesbian and Gay Rights After Lawrence v. Texas
- 2000-01 - Addressing Capital Punishment Through Statutory Reform
- 1999-00 - Facing the Challenges of the ADA: The First Ten Years and Beyond