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Dartmouth College Case Symposium

Please join us March 1-2 for the Dartmouth College Case Symposium, as we commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Supreme Court case Trustees of Dartmouth College v. Woodward.

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

"It is, Sir, as I have said, a Small College …."

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 and presentations by nationally renowned constitutional law scholars, Supreme Court advocates, and students completing a Winter Term course about the case.

Click here to register prior to Monday, Feb. 25

Registration for the Rearguement of Trustees of Dartmouth College v. Dartmouth on March 1 is now full. Additional seats will be made available on the day of the event with seating on a first-come first-served basis until capacity is reached. Overflow viewing in an adjacent room will be made available.

Former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal ’91 and Former Solicitor General Greg Garre ’87 will also reargue 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 ….”

A registration fee of $25 includes all sessions, a Friday evening reception at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, and lunch on Saturday.

March 1
1 p.m. Registration - Hanover Inn, Pre-function room
1–2 p.m. Visit to Rauner Library Exhibit
2–3 p.m. Symposium Convocation
3:15–4:15 p.m. Student Panel
4:30–6 p.m. Reargument of the Dartmouth College Case Oral Argument
6–7 p.m. Reception Cohosted by the Classes of '87 and '91

March 2

8–9 a.m. Visit to 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 and Private
12:30–1:15 p.m. Reception and Networking Event
1:15-2 p.m. Panel Three: Supreme Court Prractice, Then and Now
2-2:15 p.m. Conclusion of Symposium: Tom Burack '82 performs Daniel Webster’s famous oration

Click here for a detailed schedule of panelists and presenters.

For additional background on the Dartmouth College Case, click here to read Will to Resist by Richard W. Morin '24 in Dartmouth Alumni Magazine.

The Vermont Judiciary has approved the symposium for 7.5 hours of general Continuing Legal Education credit. (Attorneys should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.)


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