The Working Group on Law and Democracy is pleased to announce the Inaugural Graduate Conference in Public Law at the University of Texas, to be held October 30-November 1, 2014. Reflecting the growing prominence of public law in the broader discipline of political science, the conference is intended to provide a forum for engagement with common questions in the field.
The conference will consist of thematic panels, each featuring 4-5 papers and comments by a faculty member from the University of Texas. The keynote address will be delivered the evening of October 31 by Mariah Zeisberg, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan. The conference will also include the screening of Blueberry Soup, a feature-length documentary on the unprecedented popular participation in Iceland’s efforts to reform itsconstitution in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The film will be followed by a public discussion featuring the director, Eileen Jerrett.