Call for Papers: Twelfth Annual Constitutional Law Colloquium



Event Date: 

11/12/21 to 11/13/21

Location name: 

George Washington University Law School


Loyola University Chicago School of Law and George Washington University Law School

Call for Papers




Twelfth Annual Constitutional Law Colloquium

Friday, November 12, and Saturday, November 13, 2021, Washington, D.C.

Loyola University Chicago School of Law and George Washington University Law School are organizing the Twelfth Annual Constitutional Law Colloquium, which will be held at The George Washington University Law School, 2000 H St NW, Washington, DC 20052.

This event provides a forum for constitutional law scholars at all stages of their professional careers to discuss current projects, doctrinal and theoretical developments in constitutional law, and future goals.  The conference brings together academics to discuss works-in-progress concerning a broad variety of constitutional issues--including Free Speech, Substantive Due Process, Equal Protection, Suffrage Rights, Campaign Finance, Process Oriented Constitutionalism, Constitutional Theory and Interpretation, Issues at the Interface of National Security and Constitutional Rights, Due Process Underpinnings of Criminal Procedure, Judicial Review, Executive Privilege, Suspect Classifications, Commerce Clause, and Comparative Constitutionalism--to present ideas and benefit from informed critiques.  All submissions will be considered, but participation is by invitation only. Past participants have included constitutional law scholars from throughout the United States and several foreign countries. Submissions from foreign scholars are welcome. Presentations will be assigned to panels based on affinity of subject matter. The conference is also open to scholars who wish to attend sessions without making a presentation.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Richard Pildes, Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law, New York University School of Law.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Titles and abstracts of papers should be submitted electronically at no later than June 21, 2021.

The Colloquium will abide by the health and safety standards of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The decision to host the Colloquium online or in-person will depend on the state of the pandemic. If the ban on indoor events has been lifted, then the Colloquium will be held at The George Washington University Law School.  The George Washington University Law School is located in the historic Foggy Bottom neighborhood, across the street from the World Bank and International Monetary Fund headquarters, and a few blocks away from the State Department and the White House.

Participants or their home institutions are expected to pay for travel and lodging.  Loyola will provide meals during the conference. There are numerous reasonably priced hotels within walking distance of the George Washington University campus.



˃          Professor Barry Sullivan, Cooney & Conway Chair in Advocacy and George Anastaplo Professor of Constitutional Law & History,

˃          Professor Alexander Tsesis, Raymond & Mary Simon Chair in Constitutional Law,


Claire Bufalino & Vanessa Aceves,

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