Federalism Now

Friday, November 3, 2017
9:00am to 5:30pm
UC Berkeley School of Law
Bekeley CA

This full-day conference will bring together a diverse set of scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to explore what federalism means now. In this era of shifting state and federal policy positions, what constraints and opportunities does federalism present? Can people of different views agree on rules and principles to guide us going forward? 

The day is divided between a framing panel and two topical panels, one focusing on federalism and environmental law (climate change, specifically) and the other focusing on federalism and immigration law. The Chief Justice of California will deliver the keynote address, and the program concludes with remarks by Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Berkeley Law.

Berkeley Law presents this event in partnership with the Institute of Governmental Studies, the Federalist Society, the American Constitution Society, the Bar Association of San Francisco, and the Alameda County Bar Association.

This event is eligible for 5 hours of MCLE credit, pending State Bar approval.