Audio & Video

The Role of Congress in the Twenty-First Century
November 14 - 15, 2008

Panel I: Is Congress "The Broken Branch"?

Panel Presenters:

  • Professor Gary Lawson - Introduction Video
  • Professor Barbara Sinclair Video
  • Professor David Mayhew Video
  • Professor Kenneth Shepsle Video
  • Professor Gary Lawson Video
  • Professor Sanford Levinson Video

Question & Answer - Panel I Video

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Keynote Address: Representative Law Making

  • Introduction - Dean Maureen A. O'Rourke Video
  • Introduction - Professor James Fleming Video
  • Keynote Address - Professor Jeremy Waldron Video
  • Question & Answer - Professor Jeremy Waldron Video

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Panel II: Is Legislation an Unprincipled, Incoherent, Undignified Mess?

Panel Presenters:

  • Professor Alan Feld - Introduction Video
  • Professor Vlad Perju Video
  • Professor Robert Seidman & Professor Ann Seidman Video
  • Professor Alan Feld Video

Question & Answer - Panel II Video

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Panel III: Is Congress Capable of Conscientious, Responsible Constitutional Interpretation?

Panel Presenters:

  • Professor Hugh Baxter - Introduction Video
  • Professor Mark Tushnet Video
  • Professor Jeffrey Tulis Video
  • Professor Michael Gerhardt Video
  • Professor Hugh Baxter Video

Question & Answer - Panel III Video

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Panel IV: Social Movements, Social Change, and the Possibilities of Demosprudence

Panel Presenters:

  • Professor Linda McClain - Introduction Video
  • Professor Robert Post Video
  • Professor Fredrick Harris Video
  • Professor Gerald Rosenberg Video
  • Professor Linda McClain Video

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Panel V: Toward a More Democratic Congress?

Panel Presenters:

  • Professor James Fleming - Introduction Video
  • Professor James Fleming Video
  • Professor Stephen Macedo Video
  • Professor Jane Schacter Video
  • Professor Adrian Vermeule Video

Question & Answer - Panel V Video

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Panel VI: Toward a More Responsible Congress?

Panel Presenters:

  • Professor Jack Beermann Video
  • Professor Sotirios Barber Video
  • Professor Nancy Rosenblum Video
  • Professor Douglas Kriner Video
  • Professor Jack Beermann Video

Question & Answer - Panel VI Video

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Lunch Keynote Address: How a Congress might be changed: The politics of fundamental reform

  • Introduction - Professor James Fleming Video
  • Keynote Address - Professor Lawrence Lessig Video
  • Question & Answer - Professor Lawrence Lessig Video

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Panel VII: Congress in Comparative Perspective

Panel Presenters:

  • Professor Douglas Kriner Video
  • Professor Michael Libonati Video
  • Professor Graham Wilson & Professor Virginia Sapiro Video
  • Professor Kim Lane Scheppele Video
  • Professor Michel Rosenfeld Video
  • Professor John Uhr Video

Question & Answer - Panel VII Video