Leading Scholars Gather at NDLS’s London Law Centre

Author: Charles Williams

The London Law Centre and the NDLS Program on Constitutional Structure recently brought leading scholars from the United States and United Kingdom together for a conference addressing “International Perspectives on Public Law.”

The two-day conference at the Law School’s London facility included wide-ranging discussions of institutional design, constitutional theory, and relationships among the instrumentalities of government. Proceedings were organized around the discussion of eight working papers addressing cutting-edge issues of public law in the U.S., U.K., and European Union.

Conference participants included: Professors Josh Chafetz (Cornell University); Richard Ekins (St. John’s College, University of Oxford); Erin Delaney (Northwestern University); Bert Huang (Columbia University); Leslie Kendrick (University of Virginia); Jeff King (University College London); Randy Kozel (University of Notre Dame); Sophia Lee (University of Pennsylvania); George Letsas (University College London); Eva Nanopoulos (University of Cambridge); Jay Tidmarsh (University of Notre Dame); Paul Yowell (Oriel College, University of Oxford); and Grégoire Webber (London School of Economics and Political Science).

Notre Dame Professor Randy Kozel, who organized the event, called it a huge success. “The basic idea behind the conference was to bring together scholars who were trained in different legal traditions but who share a focus on matters of constitutional theory, public rights, and judicial behavior,” Professor Kozel said. “The conference discussions reflected both the differences and the commonalities. They were wide-ranging and diverse, but they revolved around a common core of issues that we all grapple with in our respective ways. And to be able to host such an outstanding group of scholars here at the London Law Centre was a great privilege.”

Through its London Law Centre, NDLS offers law students a unique opportunity to study law and engage culture in full-year, semester, and summer programs.

Pictured below, NDLS Professor Jay Tidmarsh and Boston College Law School Dean (and former NDLS Professor) Vincent D. Rougeau at the Centre’s October 14 conference on “The New Cosmopolitanism: Global Migration and the Building of a Common Life,” and NDLS Professors Geoffrey Bennett, Randy Kozel, and Doug Cassel after an October 1 panel discussion on “Whose Internet Is It Anyway?” at the Centre.

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