Boston University School of Law to Host Lochner Centennial Conference

Contact: Tom Testa, 617/353-2240 |

(Boston) — The Boston University School of Law will host a conference to celebrate the 100th anniversary of one of the most talked about cases in American constitutional history, Joseph Lochner versus the state of New York. On Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16 a distinguished panel of constitutional scholars will assemble at the university to reflect on Lochner’s legacy and the lessons to be drawn from this historical decision.

Participants include: Lynn Baker, the Frederick M. Baron Chair in Law at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin; Jack Balkin, professor of constitutional law and the first amendment at Yale Law School; Wendy Gordon, Boston University professor of law and internationally renowned scholar in copyright and property theory; Pamela Karlan, the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law at Stanford Law School; Keith Whittington, associate professor of politics at Princeton University and Larry Yackle, Boston University professor of constitutional law.

The event is free and open to the public. People interested in attending the conference are asked to pre-register by sending an e-mail to For further information, contact Elizabeth Cerrato at 617-353-3112.

Events: Lochner Centennial Conference

Date: Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16, 2004

Time: 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday
and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday

Place: Boston University School of Law
Barristers Hall
765 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, Mass.