Tuesday, September 05, 2023

CFP: National Conference of Constitutional Law Scholars

Andrew Coan

The Rehnquist Center is pleased to announce the sixth annual National Conference of Constitutional Law Scholars. This year’s event will be held entirely in-person at the historic Hacienda del Sol Resort in Tucson on February 23–24, 2024. The late February weather should be beautiful, and the resort has breathtaking views of the Santa Catalina Mountains, with many outdoor recreational opportunities nearby. 

As in previous years, there will be a series of panels organized by subject matter moderated by Distinguished Commentators. To maximize the value of the in-person experience, the program will also include several break-out "lightning sessions," in which participants deliver short, no-paper presentations on early-stage projects followed by group discussion. The conference schedule will include plenty of time for informal conversation and outstanding food.

Richard Re (Virginia) will give a keynote lecture. Distinguished commentators for 2024 include:

• Richard Albert (Texas) 
• Aditya Bamzai (Virginia) 
• Erin Delaney (Northwestern) 
• Neil Siegel (Duke) 
• Reva Siegel (Yale)
• Mila Sohoni (San Diego)

All constitutional law scholars are invited to attend. Those wishing to present a paper for panel discussion should submit a 1- to 2-page abstract by Oct. 1, 2023. All constitutional law topics are welcome, and both emerging and established scholars are strongly encouraged to submit. Selected authors will be notified by Nov. 1, 2023. 

Those wishing to participate in a lightning session should submit a working title and 1- to 2-sentence topic description by Oct. 1, 2023. Selected participants will be notified by Nov. 1, 2023. We welcome—and strongly encourage—concurrent submission of paper proposals and lightning-round topics.

The Rehnquist Center will provide breakfast and lunch for all registered conference participants and a Friday dinner and reception for panelists, lighten-round presenters, and commentators. Participants must cover travel and lodging costs. There is a conference registration fee of $250. Registration fees will be waived for all panelists, presenters, and commentators, as well as University of Arizona Law students and faculty. In addition, a limited number of scholarships are available to those unable to attend the event otherwise.

Proposal submissions should be sent to Bernadette Wilkinson ( by Oct. 1, 2023. 

Logistical questions should be directed to Arizona Law’s events team (   

• Andrew Coan (Arizona) 
• Rebecca Aviel (Denver)
• Eunice Lee (Arizona)
• Shalev Roisman (Arizona) 
• David Schwartz (Wisconsin)

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