A Conference on the Reconstruction Amendments

The Constitutional Law Institute at the University of Chicago Law School is hosting its inaugural Conference on the Reconstruction Amendments. The conference will include speakers discussing and analyzing their work on the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments, as well as various perspectives from the Reconstruction Era. 

Event Date: Friday, April 22, 2022, 11:30 a.m-5:30 p.m. CT, reception immediately following.

Location: The University of Chicago Law School
1111 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Room V and Room VI

Keynote Speaker: Kurt Lash, E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Richmond School of Law. 

Lunch will be provided.

Register for the Conference on the Reconstruction Amendments.

Conference Schedule

The event schedule will be updated as speakers confirm. The event schedule is subject to change.

  • Friday, April 22, 2022
    • Lunch
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      • Room VI
    • Welcome Remarks by Dean Thomas J. Miles
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      • Room V
    • Introductions by Professor William Baude
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      • Room V
    • Keynote by Kurt Lash, E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Chair in Law, University of Richmond School of Law
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      • Room V
    • Panel I: Recent Books
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      • Room V
      • Evan Bernick, Northern Illinois University College of Law
        Kate Masur, Northwestern University
        Ilan Wurman, Arizona State Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

        Moderated by Bridget Fahey, University of Chicago Law School

    • Panel II: Meaning and History
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      • Room V
      • Jud Campbell, University of Richmond School of Law
        Travis Crum, Washington University School of Law
        David Upham, University of Dallas

        Moderated by Jane Dailey, University of Chicago

    • Panel III: Revisionist Perspectives
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      • Room V
      • Evelyn Atkinson, University of Chicago
        Daniel Farbman, Boston College Law School
        David Schraub, Lewis & Clark Law School

        Moderated by Farah Peterson, University of Chicago Law School

    • Reception
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      • Room V, Room VI, Classroom Corridor