October 13, 2020

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Eastern Time

THE SUPREME COURT IN CRISIS: Structural Reform for a Broken Institution (Session 1)

New Haven, CT

Session 1, October 13 - Supreme Court Reform: Contexts and Criteria

In partnership with Take Back the Court, and Samuel Moyn, the ACS Yale Law Student Chapter is proud to co-host this two part symposium on the institutional limitations of the Supreme Court.

With Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death and the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace her, Americans have begun to debate the institutional limitations of the Supreme Court more seriously than in nearly a century. This two-part symposium brings together national academic experts to clarify the terms and stakes of the current debate. The first session on October 13 takes up the constraints and possibilities of the current political context today, and the proper criteria for evaluating reform proposals. The second session on November 19 compares and contrasts some of the most-discussed options for reform, both personnel expansion and alternatives to it. Registration is required for both events.


Nikolas Bowie, Harvard Law School

Ryan D. Doerfler, University of Chicago Law School

Leah Litman, University of Michigan Law School

Mark Tushnet, Harvard Law School

Aziz Rana, Cornell Law School

To attend this event please register here.