Friday, November 15 & Saturday, November 16, 2024

Florida State University College of Law and Loyola University Chicago School of Law will co-host the Fifteenth Annual Constitutional Law Colloquium at the Florida State University College of Law Campus, 425 West Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, FL 32306.

This event will provide a forum for constitutional law scholars at all stages of their professional careers to discuss current projects, doctrinal and theoretical developments in constitutional law, and future goals. The conference will bring 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, Interpretive Methods, Process Oriented Constitutionalism, 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 law scholars from throughout the United States and several foreign countries. 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 presenting.

Keynote Speaker

Cristina Rodríguez, Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Constitutional Law, Yale Law School

Paper Submission Procedure

Titles and abstracts of papers should be submitted electronically at https://luc.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1OjCrOeM3EcCQlw no later than June 18, 2024. Abstracts for co-authored papers should be submitted only once.

Please submit 150 to 200 word abstracts interested in contributing to the current debates concerning constitutional theory and Supreme Court rulings. The goal of the Colloquium is to allow professors to develop new ideas with the help of supportive colleagues on a wide range of constitutional law topics.

Eligibility: The Constitutional Law Colloquium is aimed at Constitutional Law, Legal History, Political Science, and Philosophy scholars teaching full-time and part-time at the university, law school, and graduate levels on all matters of constitutional law.

The deadline to submit titles and abstracts is June 18, 2024.

Attending the Colloquium

All interested attendees are welcome to attend the Colloquium without presenting a paper. Please fill out this brief form to RSVP.

Conference Organizers

Professor Barry Sullivan, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Cooney & Conway Chair in Advocacy and George Anastaplo Professor of Constitutional Law and History, bsullivan7@luc.edu.

Professor Alexander Tsesis, Professor and D’Alemberte Chair in Constitutional Law, Florida State University College of Law, atsesis@law.fsu.edu.

Program Administrators: Jamie Perry and Jordan Mercer, ConstitutionLaw@luc.edu.

The deadline to submit titles and abstracts is June 18, 2024.