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Dartmouth College Case Symposium

Panel, presentations, and reenactment of the landmark decision in United States corporate law from the United States Supreme Court dealing with the application of Contracts Clause.

Saturday, March 2, 2019
8:00am – 3:00pm
Dartmouth College campus
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Conferences, Dartmouth 250th, Lectures & Seminars

Please join us for the Dartmouth College Case Symposium, as we commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Supreme Court case Trustees of Dartmouth College v. Woodward.

The event is open to the entire Dartmouth community and will include panels exploring how Dartmouth has celebrated the case historically and feature presentations by nationally renowned constitutional law scholars, Supreme Court advocates, and students completing a Winter Term course about the case.

Former United States Solicitors General Neal Katyal ’91 and Greg Garre ’87 will also reenact the oral argument of the case before a panel of seven distinguished alumni/ae judges. Tom Burack ’82 will perform Daniel Webster’s famous peroration: “It is, Sir, as I have said, a Small College ….”

March 1

1 p.m.: Registration

1–2 p.m.: Visit to Rauner Exhibit

2–3 p.m.: A History of Dartmouth’s Perspective on the Dartmouth College Case

3:15–4:15 p.m.: Afternoon Panel with Student Presentations

4:30–6 p.m.: Reenactment of the Dartmouth College Case Oral Argument

March 2

8–9 a.m.: Optional Tour of Rauner Library Exhibit

9–10:30 a.m.: Panel One: From the Contract Clause to Due Process Panel

10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.:  Panel Two: The American University—Public & Private

12:40–1 p.m.: Daniel Webster Performance

2–3 p.m.: Panel Three: The Supreme Court Bar, Then & Now

Registration and additional program details to come.


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Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.