Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008

8:45 a.m. Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Elizabeth A. Reilly, C. Blake McDowell Jr. Professor and Associate
Dean, The University of Akron School of Law

9 a.m. The 39th Congress, Proposal & Ratification of the Amendment
Richard L. Aynes, John F. Seiberling Chair of Constitutional Law,
The University of Akron School of Law

9: 45 a.m. The Legacy of Cruikshank, Bradwell, and Slaughterhouse in
Modern Constitutional Interpretation.

Wilson R. Huhn, C. Blake McDowell Jr. Professor, The University
of Akron School of Law

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. The Slaughter-House Cases (1873)
David E. Bogen, Professor Emeritus University of Maryland
School of Law

11:30 a.m. “Horror of a Woman”: Myra Bradwell, the Fourteenth Amendment,
and the Gendered Origins of Sociological Jurisprudence.

Gwen Jordan, Visiting Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice,
Northern Illinois University (former J.Willard Hurst fellow at the
University of Wisconsin)

12:15 p.m. Lunch

1: 15 p.m. United States v. Cruikshank (1875)
Charles Lane, Member of the Editorial Board of The Washington
Post and author of The Day Freedom Died: The Colfax Massacre,
The Supreme Court and the Betrayal of Reconstruction (2008)

2 p.m. Why the 39th Congress chose to use the terms “privileges or immunities”
in the Fourteenth Amendment

William J. Rich,Professor of Law,Washburn University School of Law

2:45 p.m. Break

3 p.m. Roundtable discussion on the history and modern implications of
the Fourteenth Amendment

Moderator and Commentator: Michael A. Ross, Professor of
History, Loyola University New Orleans
Panel: Professor Aynes, Professor Bogen, Professor Fox, Professor
Jordan, Professor Rich, and Professor Wiecek

4:30 p.m. Adjourn


Friday, Oct. 24, 2008

9 a.m. The Use of the 14th Amendment by Salmon P. Chase in the Trial
of Jefferson Davis: An Unintended Consequence

C. Ellen Connally, Judge (retired), PhD Candidate (History)

9:45 a.m. Reconstructing Citizenship: African-American Discourse, the
Public Sphere, and the Initial Implementations of the Fourteenth
Amendment

James W. Fox, Jr., Professor of Law,Stetson University College of Law

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Emancipation and Civil Status:The American Experience, 1865-1915
William M. Wiecek , Chester Adgate Congdon Professor of Public
Law & Legislation and Professor of History, Syracuse University

11:30 a.m. Roundtable discussion on the history and modern implications
of the Fourteenth Amendment

Moderator and Commentator: Professor Michael A. Ross, Department
of History, Loyola University New Orleans
Panel: Professor Aynes, Professor Bogen, Judge, Connally,
Professor Fox, Professor Jordan, and Professor Wiecek

12:15 p.m. Closing Comments

Professor Richard L. Aynes

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