Conference on Constitutional Courts

Conference on Constitutional Courts
1-3 November 2001

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The Institute for Global Legal Studies held its highly successful international conference on the subject of constitutional courts,  November 1-3, 2001, at the Washington University School of Law, in St. Louis, Missouri. Conference co-organizers were Stanley L. Paulson, the William Gardiner Hammond Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy (paulson@wulaw.wustl.edu) and Lee Epstein, Professor of Law and the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor of Political Science (epstein@artsci.wustl.edu). The subject was highly topical, as both established constitutional courts and newer ones in Eastern European and in other emerging democracies work to define their roles and sustain their legitimacy.

In addition to Professors Paulson and Epstein, the more than thirty participants included  Robert Alexy, Ronald Dworkin, Jürgen Habermas, Donald Kommers, Frank Michelman, Douglass C. North, Kim Scheppele, and Michael Stolleis.