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Friday, November 10, 2017
9:00am-3:45pm Patrick F. McCartan Courtroom University of Notre Dame Law School

The Notre Dame Law Review has a long tradition of hosting symposia that bring together well-respected and diverse speakers around a variety of timely and thought-provoking legal topics. Held each fall semester, the annual Symposium provides an environment for intellectual engagement and an opportunity to wrestle with pressing legal issues. Traditionally, each participant will publish an article in the Law Review’s annual Symposium issue.

Event Schedule

9:00 am - Keynote Address Hon. Thomas M. Hardiman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

10:15 am - Panel One

Kristin Hickman, University of Minnesota Law School

Jack M. Beermann, Boston University School of Law

Aditya Bamzai, University of Virginia School of Law

Moderated by Jeffrey Pojanowski, Notre Dame Law School

12:45 pm - Panel Two

Adam White, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Chris Walker, Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law

Kent Barnett, University of Georgia School of Law

Sharmila Sohoni, University of San Diego School of Law

Moderated by Patricia Bellia, Notre Dame Law School

2:15 pm - Panel Three

Aaron Nielson, Brigham Young University Law School

Urska Velikonja, Georgetown University Law Center

Jon D. Michaels, UCLA School of Law

Moderated by John Nagle, Notre Dame Law School

Keynote Address

Friday, November 10 9:00 - 10:00 am
Patrick F. McCartan Courtroom, Notre Dame Law School

Hon. Thomas M. Hardiman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

The Hon. Thomas M. Hardiman was appointed to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania in 2003 by President George W. Bush. In 2007, President George W. Bush nominated him to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Judge Hardiman will offer a judge’s perspective on administrative lawmaking in the United States and reflect on the topics addressed by the Symposium contributors.

Administrative Lawmaking in the 21st Century

The Symposium will look forward to the future with respect to administrative law. Panels of leading academics and distinguished practitioners will reflect on the fact that we are arguably at a crossroads in how we make regulatory law and policy — and address, among other issues, the effect this has on how we design and staff administrative agencies, Chevron Step Two’s domain, nonenforcement of the law, and the meaning of provisions limiting presidential removal of administrative officers. Judge Tom Hardiman of the Third Circuit will provide a judicial perspective on recent developments within administrative law and thoughtful discussion of the contributors’ views.