The Public Law Workshop is intended to expose students to current scholarship in the public law area and to offer students an opportunity to learn about the scholarly enterprise more generally. This year, the Workshop, which will be offered in the spring, will focus on federalism.
The Workshop is structured around five presentations of working papers by leading public law scholars. In the week or two prior to a presentation, we will read cases, scholarship, and other materials addressing aspects of federalism covered by the working paper and discuss these materials in a standard seminar format. For the presentations by outside scholars, students are expected to read the paper and to participate in the discussion, which will be joined by other faculty members.
Students will be required to write four short response papers, at least two of which must be for weeks with presentations, and to complete a 25-page final paper.