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The Constitution in the Financial Crisis


November 11, 2010 - November 12, 2010

Room 290
sponsored by the Stanford Constitutional Law Center.
Paul Brest Hall, Munger Graduate Residence

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About the Event: Leading scholars in law, economic history, and monetary policy will discuss the constitutional questions that have been raised by the financial crisis and the government response. Panels will consider the government's role as shareholder and its implications for corporate governance and for bankruptcy, the ability of the executive branch to respond to a crisis, the place of the Federal Reserve in our constitutional system; and, cutting across many of these subject areas, the question of discretion.

The conference will feature the following speakers:

Thursday, November 11

Welcome and Introductory Remarks by Michael W. McConnell, Stanford

The Executive in Crisis:  Constitutional Capabilities
· Moderator : Hon. Carlos Bea, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
· David Barron, Harvard
· Mariano-Florentino Cuèllar, Stanford
· Gillian Metzger, Columbia
· Saikrishna Prakash, Virginia

 Bankruptcy and the Rule of Law
· Moderator: Hon. William Fletcher, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
· Marcus Cole, Stanford
· Stephen Lubben, Seton Hall
· David Skeel, Penn
· Todd Zywicki, George Mason

Friday, November 12

The Federal Reserve in Our Constitutional System
· Moderator: Larry Kramer, Stanford
· Allan Meltzer, Carnegie Mellon
· John Taylor, Stanford
· Michael W. McConnell, Stanford
· John Steele Gordon, Author

The Government as Shareholder: The Implications for Corporate Governance
· Moderator: Joseph Grundfest, Stanford
· Jonathan Macey, Yale
· Edward Rock, Penn
· Lynn Stout, UCLA
· J.W. Verret, George Mason

 Rules and Standards Revisited: Discretion in the Financial Crisis
· Moderator: Jane Schacter, Stanford
· Kenneth Anderson, American
· Louis Kaplow, Harvard
· Eric Posner, Chicago
· Kenneth Scott, Stanford

Concluding Remarks by Michael W. McConnell, Stanford

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