Reassessing the State and Local Government Toolkit

Date: 
Thursday, June 18, 2009 (All day) - Saturday, June 20, 2009 (All day)

"Reassessing the State and Local Government Toolkit" will be held at the Law School on June 18–20, 2009. This conference is being organized by Richard Epstein, Lee Fennell, and Julie Roin and is jointly sponsored by the University of Chicago Law School John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics and the University of Chicago Law Review.

The conference will focus on the legal, political and economic implications of various techniques that are (or that might be) used by states and localities to achieve economic and social ends.  Participants will address questions arising in contexts ranging from economic development to education to land use to housing policy.  Conference papers will be published in a symposium issue of the University of Chicago Law Review.

Schedule

Friday, June 19

8:00–8:30 Continental Breakfast

8:30–8:45 Welcome/ Introduction

8:45–9:35 Neither "Creatures of the State" nor "Accidents of Geography": The Consolidation of American Public Scho