The Canadian Studies Program
present a mini-conference
Constitutional Differences: Cross-Border Conversations
on American and Canadian Constitutional Law and Practice
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Warren Room, 295 Boalt Hall
presented with the support of
the Bluma Appel Fund for Canadian Studies
All are welcome. Attendance is free but registration is required.
Moderator: Professor Stephen Ross, Penn State, Visiting Scholar and Sproul Fellow in Canadian Studies, UC Berkeley)
9:45- 10:00: Coffee, sign-in
10:00-10:15: Welcome (Professor Irene Bloemraad, Director and Thomas Garden Barnes Chair of Canadian Studies; Boalt official TBD)
10:15-11:30: The Effective Representation of Local and Regional Interests in the National Political Process: Comparing Canada and the U.S.
Professor Jean Leclair, Université de Montréal and Professor Jesse Choper, Berkeley Law
11:45-1:00: The role of the Framers’ Understanding of Constitutional Text in Modern Constitutional Interpretation: Rhetoric and Reality
The Honourable Ian Binnie, Supreme Court of Canada (Ret.) and Professor Daniel Farber, Berkeley Law
1:00-2:00: Informal lunch and open Q&A
2:15-3:30: Comparing Supreme Court practice
Justice Binnie and Professor Amanda Tyler, Berkeley Law (former law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg)
Format: Principal conversants will briefly answer some open-ended questions, followed by topical interaction with the audience and other conference participants
To register please email Rita Ross at email@example.com ASAP but no later than Friday, April 19.
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