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War Powers & the Constitution Symposium

October 30, 2014 @ 12:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Boston University School of Law is pleased to continue its series of symposia on significant recent books in law. The distinctive format is to pick two significant recent books that join issue on an important topic, to invite the author of each book to write an essay on the other book, and to invite several BU faculty to write an essay on one or both books. We then publish the pieces in Boston University Law Review. The symposium will pair Stephen M. Griffin’s recent book, Long Wars and the Constitution (Harvard University Press, 2013) and Mariah Zeisberg’s new book, War Powers: The Politics of Constitutional Authority (Princeton University Press, 2013). Stephen M. Griffin is Rutledge C. Clement, Jr. Professor in Constitutional Law at Tulane University Law School. He is also the author of American Constitutionalism: From Theory to Politics (Princeton University Press, 1996) and the co-editor of Constitutional Theory: Arguments and Perspectives (4th edition, Lexis 2014). Mariah Zeisberg is Associate Professor in the University of Michigan Department of Political Science. War Powers: The Politics of Constitutional Authority was awarded the American Political Science Association’s Richard E. Neustadt Prize as the best book on executive politics published last year. She has written a number of articles in constitutional theory.

All—including not only professors, visiting scholars, law students, graduate students, and undergraduates but also alumni and members of the public—are welcome to attend. There is no registration fee, but if you plan to attend, please RSVP to Erin Lee, erinlee@bu.edu. If you have academic questions about the program, please contact Professor James Fleming,


October 30, 2014
12:45 pm - 4:45 pm
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