Sessions Information

  • January 8, 2016
    1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: 240
    Hotel: New York Hilton Midtown
    Room: Beekman Parlor
    Floor: Second Floor
    With the Supreme Court reaching a tipping point in terms of its composition, and the Court's opinions renegotiating the parameters of reproductive justice, racial justice and same-sex marriage under the 14th Amendment, voting rights, political equality, and the scope of federal authority relative to state authority, our goal with this program is to create a space to discuss the overall issue of resistance and recognition. What does resistance and recognition mean? Are they even possible, and if so, under what conditions? Are we limited to the forms of resistance and request for recognition pursued in the Civil Rights Era? Does resistance require direct negation of government policy, regulation, or structures? Or can/should we expand our understanding to include things like a transvaluation of constitutional memory or a reconstruction of subjectivity as a means to assert rights for recognition under the Constitution? The participants in this panel will offer a variety of perspectives on thinking about resistance and recognition under the Constitution. The larger aim of the panel is to open up a conversation about the possibilities for the formation of a discourse of resistance and recognition under the Constitution in the 21st century.
    Business meeting at program conclusion. 
Session Speakers
South Texas College of Law Houston

University of California, Irvine School of Law

University of Miami School of Law

Harvard Law School

University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

American Bar Foundation

Session Fees
  • 5340 Constitutional Law: $0.00