March 15, 2019 | Cardozo Law Review Symposium: Ten Years After Iqbal: Perspectives on Policy, Procedure, and Substance

Co-sponsored by the Floersheimer Center and the Cardozo Law Review


This Symposium will bring together leading practitioners and academics to reflect on the continued and evolving impact of Ashcroft v. Iqbal, on the 10th anniversary of the decision. The event will highlight a variety of perspectives through panels focusing on Iqbal through the lenses of rule-making, substantive law, empirics, and practice.


March 31 & April 1, 2019 | A Passion for Civil Liberties: Building on the Legacy of Norman Dorsen

Co-sponsored by the Floersheimer Center and the International Association for Constitutional Law, in conjunction with the US Association of Constitutional Law


This roundtable is in honor of Norman Dorsen (1930-2017), who was a preeminent civil libertarian scholar, advocate, and organizer. Professor Dorsen was a member of the IACL Executive Committee from the mid 1990s until the mid 2000s, as well as the founding president of the US Association of Constitutional Law, the founder and Editorial Director of the International Journal of Constitutional Law (I.CON), and a co-author (with Baer, Mancini, Rosenfeld and Sajo) of the casebook on Comparative Constitutionalism (3d Ed. West Academic Publishing 2016).

Professor Dorsen was the president of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) (1976-1991) and the Frederick I. and Grace A. Stokes Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Program at the New York University School of Law, where he specialized in Constitutional Law, Civil Liberties, and Comparative Constitutional Law.

For over half a century, Norman Dorsen carved out an exceptional and unique carreer path combining advocacy, organizational leadership, and trend-setting legal scholarship. He argued many landmark constitutional cases involving civil liberties in the US Supreme Court, including the first case before that Court on the issue of abortion.

By concentrating on subjects at the core of Norman Dorsen’s legacy, the Roundtable will be comprised of three panels. The first of these will be a panel of judges from Supreme or Constitutional Courts from different jurisdictions that will concentrate on an agreed upon subject of particular current interest relating to civil liberties, and  that will be conducted in a question and answer format with the moderator posing questions and facilitating the conversation among the participating judges. The remaining two panels will be comprised of scholars from diverse jurisdictions who will tackle contemporary issues and challenges in crucial areas of rights’ protection: equality and free speech.

Program to be shared shortly.

Date: March 31 & April 1, 2019

Location: 55 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY


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