2011 Thrower Schedule

7:30-8:30 a.m.            Breakfast & Registration, Hunter Atrium

8:45-9:00                    Introductory Remarks, Dean David F. Partlett

9:00-10:15                  Opening Lecture: Professor Charles Fried, Harvard Law School

10:15-10:30                Break

10:30-12:00 p.m.        Panel 1:The Overturning Court? The Politics of the U.S. Supreme Court Under Chief Justice John Roberts

Professor Michael Kang, Emory University (moderator)
Professor Nate Persily, Columbia University
Professor Guy-Uriel Charles, Duke University
Professor Lee Epstein, Northwestern University
Professor Rick Hasen, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles & Visiting Professor, University of California, Irvine School of Law

12:00-1:00                  Lunch, Hunter Atrium

1:00-2:30                    Panel 2: When Federal Judges and Local and State Politics Collide

Professor Robert Ahdieh, Emory University (moderator)
Professor Catherine Sharkey, New York University
Professor Bill Buzbee, Emory University
Professor Douglas NeJaime, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Allison Zieve, Public Citizen Litigation Group

2:30-2:45                    Break

2:45-4:15                    Panel 3: Judges as Political Actors

Professor Joanna Shepherd-Bailey, Emory University (moderator)
Professor Mitu Gulati, Duke University
Professor Jack Knight, Duke University
Professor Jeff Rachlinkski, Cornell University
Professor Brian Tamanha, Washington University