Past Symposiums

Connecticut Law Review hosts an annual Symposium on a topic selected by the Law Review’s membership. The Law Review invites law faculty, practitioners, and other scholars from across the United States and throughout the world to participate in each Symposium. In addition to the Symposium held on-campus, Connecticut Law Review also publishes a corresponding print Issue in each Volume that aggregates the work of each of the participants.

Volume 46 Symposium (2013-14): The Second Amendment and Gun Control

“A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” — U.S. Const. amend. II At the time this language was ratified in 1791, it was relatively uncontroversial. Over two centuries later, however, the debate over the regulation of […]

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Volume 45 Symposium (2012-13): Are Law Schools Passing the Bar

The Connecticut Law Review hosted its 2012-13 Symposium on November 16, 2012 on the topic: Are Law Schools Passing the Bar: Examining the Demands and Limitations of the Legal Education Market.  During the Symposium, we discussed the history of the legal education system, how and why the current modalities of legal education have become entrenched, […]

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Volume 44 Symposium (2011-12): Health Care Law

The Connecticut Law Review, in conjunction with the Connecticut Insurance Law Center and the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal, hosted its 2011-2012 symposium on November 11th and 12th, 2011.  The Symposium discussed the current state of Health Care and recent efforts to reform the system. Schedule Friday, November 11, 2011: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – […]

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Volume 43 Symposium (2010-11): Is Our Constitutional Order Broken?

Structural and Doctrinal Questions in Constitutional Law Friday, October 15, 2010 8:00 am – 4:00 pm William F. Starr Hall – William R. Davis Courtroom “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government — lest it come to dominate […]

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Volume 42 Symposium (2009-10): Redefining Work: Implications of the Four-Day Work Week

On Friday October 30, 2009, the Connecticut Law Review hosted its annual symposium in the William R. Davis Courtroom at the University of Connecticut School of Law.  This year’s topic was Redefining Work: Implications of the Four-Day Work Week.  A diverse group of legal scholars, economists, and other professionals examined the four-day work week as […]

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Volume 41 Symposium (2008-09): The Subprime Crisis: Moving Forward

Volume 40 Symposium (2007-08): Unconscious Discrimination Twenty Years Later

Volume 39 Symposium (2006-07): Wal-Mart Matters

October 20-21, 2006 Co-sponsored by Connecticut Law Review and Connecticut Journal of International Law. Wal-Mart is the world’s largest retailer and the largest private employer in the United States. Due to its size and dominance, the company touches nearly every aspect of our economic and legal systems. Every day new reports surface that describe the […]

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Volume 38 Symposium (2005-06): Indian Law at a Crossroads

Volume 37 Symposium (2004-05): The Transformation of Modern Corporation Law