News Release: Events, Law

Jan. 15,  2009

Executive Power and the New Presidency Examined at Emory Law Event

Different theories of presidential power will be examined at Emory University School of Law's 2009 Randolph W. Thrower Symposium, Thursday, Feb. 12, in the school’s Tull Auditorium.

From Emory School of Law News

"Executive Power: New Directions for the New Presidency?" will bring together legal scholars and individuals involved in the nation's executive branch to discuss opposing theories, institutional design and the internal separation of powers. Paul Clement, 43rd solicitor general of the United States and current partner at King & Spalding, will give an opening address.

The symposium is free and open to the public. Members of the State Bar of Georgia may receive five hours of general CLE credit for a $50 registration fee. A detailed agenda with the complete list of panelists is below.

Register for the Thrower Symposium. Registration also is available the day of the event. Emory Law is located at 1501 Clifton Rd., Atlanta, GA 30322.

The Thrower Symposium is part of an endowed lecture series sponsored by the family of Randolph W. Thrower and hosted by the Emory Law Journal and Emory Law. Thrower, a graduate of Emory College and Emory Law, is a senior partner at Sutherland. In 2008, he was named a legal legend by the Fulton County Daily Report.

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Executive Power: New Directions for the New Presidency?

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009
Emory University School of Law


7:30-8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30-8:45 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
8:45-10 a.m Opening Lecturer

Paul Clement, 43rd solicitor general of the United States; partner, King & Spalding

10:15-11:45 a.m. Constitutional Theory and the Future of the “Unitary” Executive
  • Vikram Amar, associate dean for academic affairs, professor of law, University of California Davis Law School
  • Sarah Cleveland, Louis Henkin Professor of Human and Constitutional Rights, Columbia Law School
  • William Eskridge Jr., John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence, Yale Law School
  • James Fleming, The Honorable Frank R. Kenison Distinguished Scholar in Law, Boston University School of Law
Noon-1 p.m. Lunch
1:30-3 p.m. Institutional Design and the Internal Separation of Powers
  • William Buzbee, professor of law, director of the Emory Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program, director of the Center on Federalism and Intersystemic Governance, Emory University School of Law
  • Michael Herz, vice dean, professor of law, director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Gillian Metzger, professor of law, Columbia Law School
  • Trevor Morrison, professor of law, Columbia Law School
3:15-4:30 p.m.

Serving Justice: Advice from One Administration to Another

  • David Barron, professor of law, Harvard Law School
  • Walter E. Dellinger III, 40th solicitor general of the United States; Douglas B. Maggs Professor Emeritus of Law, Duke University School of Law
  • Neil Kinkopf, professor of law, Georgia State University College of Law
  • John McGinnis, Stanford Clinton Sr. Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law
4:30-6 p.m.



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