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Ofer Raban: Presentations

Selected Presentations

2013 Judicial Elections, Legal Positivism, and the U.S. Supreme Court (Seoul National University Foreign Lecturer Series, Seoul, South Korea).

2013 Capitalism, Liberalism, and the American Constitution (Kodang International Conference, Soongsil University, Seoul, South Korea).

2013 The Roberts Court’s Formalism (Loyola Constitutional Law Colloquium, Chicago).

2013 Political Liberalism and the Constitutional Right to Privacy (Pacific North-West Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver BC, Canada).

2013 The Constitution and Homelessness (Eugene City Club).

2013 National Security and the Constitution: Recent Developments (University of Oregon School of Law, Constitution Day Event).

On the Relation Between Democracy and the Rule of Law (26th World Congress of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, Belo Horizonte, Brazil) (2013 forthcoming).

U.S. Supreme Court Preview/Review (2013 University of Oregon School of Law, ACS event).

Conflict of Rights (2013 University of Oregon School of Law, Lectures & Awards).

2012    Supreme Court Review/Preview (a discussion with Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Professor Paula Abrams) (Oregon Bar Association) (Constitution Law Section, Oregon Bar, Portland).

2012    Judicial Fundamentalism, the Fourth Amendment, and Ashcroft v. al-Kidd (Constitutional Law Colloquium, Loyola Univ. School of Law, Chicago).

2012    "Is Citizens United Good for Democracy?" (a debate with Professor Bradley Smith, former Chair of the Federal Elections Commission) (University of Oregon School of Law).

2012    The Constitution and the War on Terror (a debate with Professor Stephen F. Knott) (Linfield College, Oregon).

2012    Constitution Day Presentation (commentary on a lecture by David Frohnmayer) (University of Oregon School of Law).

2012    Citizens United’s Vision of Democracy (O’Connell Conference, “First Amendment Protections Now: 'Speech’ ‘Press’ and ‘Assembly’,” Portland OR).

2012    Constitutionalizing Corruption (University of Oregon School of Law, Lectures & Awards).

2012    U.S. Supreme Court Preview/Review (University of Oregon School of Law, ACS event)

2012    The Fallacy of Legal Certainty (University of Warsaw, University of Lodz, Polish Judges Association, Poland).

2012    Legal Positivism and Textualism (University of Warsaw).

2011    U.S. Supreme Court Preview/Review (Oregon Bar Association, Portland)

2011    U.S. Supreme Court Preview/Review (University of Oregon School of Law, ACS event

2011    Capitalism, Liberalism, and Substantive Due Process (Constitutional Law Colloquium, Loyola Univ. School of Law, Chicago).

2011    The Legal Principle of Public Justification (XXIII World Congress of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy) (Frankfurt, Germany).

2011    Political Liberalism and the Constitutional Right to Privacy (XXIII World Congress of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy) (Frankfurt, Germany).

2011    Citizens United and Judicial Elections (Democracy, Inc?, Law Review Symposium) (University of San Francisco).

2011    Capitalism, Liberalism, and the Right to Privacy (Lectures & Awards) (Univ. of Oregon).

The Federal Constitution As a Ceiling, Not Just a Floor (Constitutional Law Colloquium, Loyola Univ. School of Law, Chicago) (2010)

Federal Constitutional Limitations on State Constitutional Right (O’Connell Conference for Appellate Judges) (Portland, OR) (2010).

2010 The Gun Debate (A debate with Supreme Court litigator Alan Gura, The Federalist Society) (Univ. of Oregon)

2010 On Suggestive and Necessary Identification Procedures (CLE, Public Defenders Services of Lane County) (Eugene, OR).

2009 Supreme Court Review/Preview (American Constitution Society) (Univ. of Oregon)

2009 On Bright-Line Rules and Vague Standards (Wayne Morse Center Politics and Policy Colloquium) (Univ. of Oregon).

2009 Capitalism, Liberalism, Democracy, and Legal Certainty (24th IVR World Congress) (Beijing).

2009 Dual Systems of Civil rights Protection (Symposium: Rethinking the Philosophy of Law: Legal Theory, Human Rights and Constitutions) (Istanbul).

2009 Democracy and the Rule of Law (Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference) (Chicago).

2009 The Natural Law Foundations of the Constitution: Antiquated or More Needed than Ever? (A debate with Dr. Roger Pilon of the Cato Institute) (Univ. of Oregon).

2008 Who Cares About Legal Theory, and Why? (International Law Society) (Univ. of Oregon).

2008 On the Relation between Law and Politics (A debate with Professor Mark Graber, American Constitution Society) (Univ. of Oregon).

2008 Judicial elections and the Supreme Court's Misguided Legal Theory (O'Connell Conference) (Univ. of Oregon).

2008 Law and Moral Reasons (International Congress on the Philosophy of Law, Bar Association of Ankara and the Philosophical Society of Turkey) (Ankara, Turkey).

2007 Politicized Legal Interpretation, XXIII World Congress of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (Krakow. Poland).

2007 What is Legal Theory? (International Law Society) (Detroit).

2006 Is President Bush's Surveillance Program Constitutional? (Constitution Week Lecture) (Detroit).

2006 The U.S. Supreme Court and the Notion of Judicial Impartiality (Association for Legal and Social Philosophy, Annual Conference) (Dublin).

2006 Textualism and Judicial Independence (American Constitution Society, Symposium on Judicial Independence) (Detroit).

2003 Reason and Legislative Intent (Oxford Jurisprudence Colloquium) (Oxford, England).

2002 Law and Justification, (2nd Euroconference in Legal Philosophy: The Judiciary and the European Construction Process) (Gerona, Spain).


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