Sai Prakash : Presentations
Washington University Faculty Workshop. Paper on When an Appointment Vests, Jan. 2011
University of Michigan Federalist Society. Lecture on Originalism. Oct. 2011
University of Virginia, Miller Center Conference on Presidents and Foreign Affairs. Oct. 2011
Univ. of Illinois Constitutional Law Colloquium, Paper on When an Appointment Vests, Sept. 2011
Harvard Law School. Bradley and Goldsmith Conference on War Powers and Practice. Sept. 2011
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law Review, Panel on Duty to Defend. Mar. 2011
Ohio State University School of Law, Conference on Progressive Constitutionalism. Mar. 2011
Univ. of San Diego, Conference on Originalism. Commented on paper on pardon power. Jan. 2011
William and Mary School of Law. Gave lecture and taught class on presidential power. Oct. 2010
Western New England College of Law, Federalist Chapter. Gave lecture on war power. Sept. 2010
Federalist Society National Student Conference. Panel on Originalism. Univ. of Penn. Mar. 2010
Albany Government Law Review Conference on Lincoln’s Legacy: Enduring Lessons of Executive
Power, Albany Law School. Paper on Lincoln’s suspensions of the habeas corpus. Oct. 2009.
Albany Law School Federalist Chapter. Gave talk on “Who holds the sword? The Initiation and
Conduct of Warfare.” Oct. 2009
Princeton University, James Madison Program. Gave talk on whether the President enjoys any
immunities from suit or process and whether he enjoys any emergency powers. March 2009
Yale Law School Federalist Society Chapter. Gave talk on whether the President enjoys Emergency
Powers. Feb. 2009
University of Pennsylvania Law School, Penn. J. Const. L. Conference on Presidential Power in
Historical Perspective: Reflections on Calabresi & Yoo’s Unitary Executive. Gave talk on
presidential control of prosecutions. Feb. 2009
Willamette Law Review Conference on Executive Authority in the 21st Century. Gave paper on
Fragmented Features of the Constitution’s Unitary Executive. Sept. 2008
Federalist Society Chapters at Lewis & Clark, Oregon, and Willamette Law Schools. Talks on
Presidential and Congressional Power over War and Military Affairs. Sept. 2008
AALS Conference, Mid-Year Constitutional Law Meeting, Cleveland Ohio. Panelist on Executive
Power under the Bush Administration. May 2008.
Federalist Society, University of North Carolina Chapter. Talk on Four Justifications for
Originalism. April 2008.
Texas Law School Constitutional Colloquium. Presented paper on the Separation and Overlap of
War and Military Powers. April 2008.
James Gould Cutler Lecture on Constitutional Law at the William & Mary School of Law.
Presented paper on a “Tale of Two Executives.” March 2008.
Federalist Society, Georgetown Law Center Chapter. Discussed President’s war powers with Professor Martin Lederman. March 2008
Virginia Law School Faculty Workshop. Presented paper on the Separation and Overlap of War and
Military Powers. February 2008.
AALS Conference, Workshop on the Federal Courts: Independence and Accountability. Panelist on
topic “Federal Courts: Separation of Powers.” January 2008.
Boston University Law School Conference on the Presidency in the 21st Century. Presented paper on
the grants of “executive power” in the revolutionary state constitutions. October 2007.
Federalist Society Conference on Robert Bork. Presented talk on the misunderstood relationship
between Originalism and the Constitution. August 2007.
University of San Diego Faculty Workshop. Presented paper on the Separation of War Powers.
Federalist Society Las Vegas Chapter. Part of panel on Misbehaving Nevada judges. May 2007.
Cardozo Law School on the Domestic Commander in Chief. Presented paper on the limits of the
Commander in Chief power. April 2007.
Drake Law School Symposium on Sanford Levinson’s OUR UNDEMOCRATIC CONSTITUTION.
Presented talk on “More Democracy, Less Constitution.” April 2007.
Federalist Society Northwestern Law School Student Chapter. Presented talk on meaning of
“Declare War.” April 2007.
Georgetown University Constitutional Law Colloquium. Presented paper entitled “The Executive’s
Duty to Disregard Unconstitutional Laws.” April 2007.
University of San Diego Faculty Workshop. Presented paper entitled “The Executive’s Duty to
Disregard Unconstitutional Laws.” Jan. 2007.
Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law. Debate on Congressional and Presidential Powers in
Foreign Affairs (with Peter Shane). Oct. 2006.
University of Notre Dame Federalist Society Chapter. Presented Paper on Minimalism.
University of San Diego Faculty Workshop. Presented paper on meaning of “Declare War.”
San Diego, CA. July 2006.
Yale Law Journal Symposium on Executive Power. Moderated Panel on “Rewriting Article II for the
Modern Presidency.” New Haven, CT. May 2006.
Yale Law School Federalist Society Chapter. Discussed current issues regarding the scope of
presidential power. New Haven, CT. May 2006.
Cornell Law School Faculty Workshop. Presented paper on meaning of good behavior tenure.
Ithaca, NY. October 2005.
University of San Diego Faculty Workshop. Presented paper on meaning of good behavior tenure.
San Diego, CA. October 2005.
American Constitution Society and University of Indiana-Bloomington conference on Terrorism,
Presented paper on President’s Commander in Chief power. Bloomington, IN. October 2005.
University of Pennsylvania Law School Federalist Society chapter. Presented talk on meaning of
good behavior tenure. Philadelphia, PA. October 2005.
University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law Faculty Workshop. Presented paper on
removal of federal officers. Berkeley, CA. September 2005.
Appellate Judges Education Institute. Presented paper on intentionalism. San Francisco, CA.
Appellate Judges Education Institute. Presented paper on intentionalism. Chicago, IL.
University of San Diego Faculty Workshop. Presented paper on executive control of prosecution.
San Diego, CA. July 2004.
Northwestern University Faculty Workshop. Presented paper on federal power over Indian tribes.
Chicago, IL. March 2004.
Notre Dame Law Review Conference on the “Changing Laws of War.” Presented paper on the
Constitution as suicide pact. South Bend, IN. December 2003.
Northwestern University Faculty Workshop. Presented paper on the origins of judicial review.
Chicago, IL. April 2003
George Washington University Law Review Conference on Judicial Review. Presented paper on
the academic critics of judicial review, Washington, D.C. April 2003
AALS Conference, Administrative Law Section. Gave speech on executive power and congressional
delegation. Washington, D.C. January 5, 2003.
Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy Conference on the “Intersection of Law and Politics.”
Gave paper on interbranch checks. Ithaca, New York. November 2002.
University of Arkansas Conference on the Commerce Clause. Presented paper on “Our Three
Commerce Clauses.” Fayetteville, AK. March 2002.
Byron White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law Conference on "Conservative
Judicial Activism." Presented paper on judicial review. Boulder, CO. October 2001.
USD Faculty Workshop. Presented paper on President’s power over foreign affairs. San Diego, CA. January 2001.
USD Annual Faculty Retreat. Commented on Chris Wonnell’s paper on Lochner. San Diego, CA. January 2001.
ABA Administrative Law Conference. Gave speech on the executive power during the Clinton years. Washington, D.C. October 2000.
USD Annual Faculty Retreat. Presented paper on the meaning of executive power. San Diego, CA. January 2000.
Yale Law School Federalist Society Chapter. Spoke on executive privilege. Comment by Akhil Amar. New Haven, CT. April 1999.
Boston University Faculty Workshop Series. Presented paper on executive privilege. Boston, MA. February 1999.
USD Law School Faculty Workshop Series. Presented paper “Deviant Executive Lawmaking” about
the constitutionality of the Line Item Veto Act. San Diego, CA. November 1998.
University of Minnesota School of Law’s Symposium on “United States v Nixon”. Presented paper on Executive Privilege. Minneapolis, MN. October 1998.
Rutgers Law School faculty workshop. Presented paper entitled “Deviant Executive Lawmaking”
about the constitutionality of the Line Item Veto Act. Newark, NJ. October 1998.
Indiana University School of Law’s Conference on “National Power and StateAutonomy: Calibrating the New, New Federalism.” Presented Paper“A Comment on Congressional Enforcement” Indianapolis, IN. April 1998.