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Friday, November 4 & Saturday, November 5, 2022

Loyola University Chicago School of Law and George Washington University Law School are organizing the Thirteenth Annual Constitutional Law Colloquium at the Philip H. Corboy Law Center, 25 East Pearson Street, Chicago, IL 60611.

This event provides 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 brings 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, Process Oriented Constitutionalism, Constitutional Theory and Interpretation, 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. Submissions from foreign scholars are welcome. 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 making a presentation.

Keynote Speaker

Samuel Issacharoff, Bonnie and Richard Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law, New York University School of Law.

Paper Submission Procedure

Titles and abstracts of papers should be submitted electronically at https://www.luc.edu/law/events/constitution-law-colloquium/registrationinformation/ no later than June 20, 2022.

Conference Organizers

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

Professor Alexander Tsesis, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Raymond & Mary Simon Chair in Constitutional Law, atsesis@luc.edu; George Washington University Law School, Visiting Professor of Law, atsesis@law.gwu.edu.

Program Administrator: Vanessa Aceves, ConstitutionLaw@luc.edu

The deadline to submit titles and abstracts is June 20, 2022.

Keynote Speaker

Samuel Issacharoff

Samuel Issacharoff-Constitutional Law 2022

Samuel Issacharoff is the Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law. His wide-ranging research deals with issues in civil procedure (especially complex litigation and class actions), law and economics, constitutional law, particularly with regard to voting rights and electoral systems, and employment law. He is one of the pioneers in the law of the political process, where his Law of Democracy casebook (co-authored with Stanford’s Pam Karlan and NYU’s Rick Pildes) and dozens of articles have helped to create a vibrant new area of constitutional law. He is also a leading figure in the field of procedure, both in the academy and outside. He served as the reporter for the Principles of the Law of Aggregate Litigation of the American Law Institute.

Issacharoff is a 1983 graduate of the Yale Law School. After clerking, he spent the early part of his career as a voting rights lawyer. He then began his teaching career at the University of Texas in 1989, where he held the Joseph D. Jamail Centennial Chair in Law. In 1999, he moved to Columbia Law School, where he was the Harold R. Medina Professor of Procedural Jurisprudence. His published articles appear in every leading law review, as well as in leading journals in other fields. Issacharoff is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.