Symposia

Evaluating Claims About “the End of Men”: Legal and Other Perspectives

  • The live conference taking place on Friday, October 12 & Saturday, October 13, 2012.  Video of the proceedings to be posted online.
  • Detailed information on the content of the live conference is available here.
  • Papers and proceedings will be published in the Boston University Law Review in the May 2013 issue.

Debating Claims About “the End of Men”: An Online Symposium

  • The online symposium will provide a space beyond the live conference for additional commentary on claims about “the end of men” and the implications of such claims for law and policy.
  • Will continue through April 2013, in anticipation of the May 2013 publication of the printed issue containing papers and proceedings from the live conference.
  • Marks the launch of Boston University Law Review‘s new website

Originalism and Living Constitutionalism: A Symposium on Jack Balkin’s Living Originalism and David Strauss’s The Living Constitution

  • The first of the Boston University Law Review’s series of symposia on significant recent books in law. The distinctive format is to pick two significant books that join issue on an important topic, invite the author of each book to write an essay on the other book, and invite several Boston University School of Law faculty to write an essay on one or both books.
  • The symposium took place on November 3, 2011, at Boston University School of Law.
  • Professors Balkin and Strauss presented papers critiquing the other’s book.
  • Boston University School of Law faculty James Fleming, Linda McClain, Hugh Baxter, Gary Lawson, David Lyons, Abigail Moncrieff, and Larry Yackle presented papers in response to the books.  Professors Balkin and Strauss responded to these papers and a colloquy between Professors Balkin and Strauss, panelists, and audience members took place.
  • Proceedings and papers were published in the July 2012 issue of the Boston University Law Review.

A Conference on Restitution and Unjust Enrichment

  • Boston University School of Law held a Conference on Restitution and Unjust Enrichment on September 16 and 17, 2011, with papers published in the May 2012 issue of the Boston University Law Review.
  • The Conference was cosponsored by the American Law Institute (ALI) and was held in honor of the ALI’s 2011 publication of the Restatement (Third) of Restitution and Unjust Enrichment.  Boston University School of Law Professor Andrew Kull served as the Reporter for the Restatement (Third), spending fifteen years bringing the project to fruition.
  • At the Conference on Restitution and Unjust Enrichment, participants were invited to address any topics within the law of restitution and unjust enrichment.  Prominent scholars from around the world gave live presentations.
  • Given the breadth of the issues within the law of restitution and unjust enrichment, the presentations and resulting papers unsurprisingly cover a wide range of topics.  We have organized their contributions under these general topic headlines:
    • Issues of Restitution Doctrine
    • The Availability and Justification of Property-Based Remedies in Restitution
    • Common-Law Restitution and Ponzi Schemes
    • Defenses and Objections to Liability in Restitution
    • Theoretical Explorations of Unjust Enrichment

PAST SYMPOSIA (2006-2011)