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The Role of the Judge in the Twenty-First Century
April 21 - 22, 2006

Conference Overview & Introduction to BU President Robert Brown - Dean Maureen A. O'Rourke (:46) Video | Audio
Welcome Remarks - Boston University President Robert Brown (4:35) Video | Audio

Panel I: Changing Times, Changing Roles?

Introduction - Professor Jack Beermann (3:16) Video | Audio

Panel Presenters:

  • Honorable Alex Kozinski (17:16) Video | Audio
  • Honorable Michael Boudin
  • Honorable Guido Calabresi (19:37) Video | Audio
  • Professor Judith Resnik (22:17) Video | Audio

Question & Answer Panel - Professor Jack Beermann, Honorable Alex Kozinski, Honorable Michael Boudin, Honorable Guido Calabresi, Professor Judith Resnik (34:00)
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Panel II: The Independence of the Judiciary

Introduction & Opening Discussion - Professor Ward Farnsworth (11:50) Video | Audio

Panel Presenters:

  • Professor Reva Siegel (18:54) Video | Audio
  • Professor Michael Gerhardt (18:30) Video | Audio
  • Professor Erwin Cherminsky (14:45) Video | Audio
  • Honorable Nancy Gertner

Question & Answer Panel - Professor Ward Farnsworth, Professor Reva Siegel, Professor Michael Gerhardt, Professor Erwin Cherminsky, Honorable Nancy Gertner (28:51)
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Keynote Address

Introduction - Dean Maureen A. O'Rourke (2:53) Video | Audio
Keynote Address - Honorable Richard A. Posner (52:30) Video | Audio

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Panel III: The Judicial Role in National Security

Introduction & Opening Discussion - Professor Pnina Lahav (7:29) Video | Audio

Panel Presenters:

Question & Answer Panel - Professor Pnina Lahav, Honorable Stephen Reinhardt, Professor Charles Fried, Professor Geoffrey Stone, Honorable Mark Wolf (18:16) Video | Audio

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Panel IV: Contemporary Judicial Case Management

Introduction & Opening Discussion - Professor Maureen A. O'Rourke (2:04) Video | Audio

Panel Presenters:

Question & Answer Panel - Professor Maureen A. O'Rourke, Professor Robert Bone, Professor Eric Green, Honorable Gladys Kessler (20:14) Video | Audio

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Panel V: Judges and the Sciences

Introduction - Professor David Rossman (3:10) Video | Audio

Panel Presenters:

Question & Answer Panel - Professor David Rossman, Professor James Lindgren, Professor Jeffery Rachlinkski, Honorable Frank H. Easterbrook, Professor David Faigman (6:52)
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Panel VI: The Relevance of International Sources of Law

Introduction & Opening Discussion - Professor Robert Sloane (9:18) Video | Audio

Panel Presenters:

Question & Answer Panel - Professor Robert Sloane, Professor Steven Calabresi, Professor Sanford Levinson, Professor David Seipp (15:22)
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