Retrospective on Fall Symposium: Gun Rights and Regulation Outside the Home

  • Date:
  • September 30, 2019

Last Friday, the Center hosted its fall symposium on Gun Rights and Regulation Outside the Home. The discussions generated through the panel presentations and Q&A portion of the event were engaging and thought-provoking. We intentionally convened scholars from a broad variety of disciplines and viewpoints. Judging by the presentations, there's no doubt that the spring issue of Law & Contemporary Problems, which will be publishing the articles that come out of the symposium, is going to be well worth the read. The event was recorded and the panel discussions can be viewed at the links below.

Panel 1: The Second Amendment and Conflicting Interests

  • Moderator: Joseph Blocher, Faculty Co-Director, Center for Firearms Law & Lanty L. Smith ’67 Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
  • Gregory P. Magarian, Thomas and Karole Green Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law in St. Louis
  • Josh Blackman, Associate Professor of Law, South Texas College of Law Houston
  • Mary Anne Franks, Professor of Law & Dean’s Distinguished Scholar, University of Miami School of Law

Panel 2: Regulating People, Places, and Products

  • Moderator: Kate Shaw, Professor of Law and the Co-Director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Brannon Denning, Associate Dean and Starnes Professor of Law, Samford University Cumberland School of Law
  • Robert J. Spitzer, Distinguished Service Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department at the State University of New York, College at Cortland
  • Jacob D. Charles, Executive Director, Center for Firearms Law, Duke University School of Law

Panel 3: Empirical and Theoretical Aspects of Firearms in Public

  • Moderator: Philip J. Cook, ITT/Terry Sanford Professor Emeritus of Public Policy Studies, Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy
  • John Pepper, Merrill S. Bankard Professor of Economics, University of Virginia
  • John J. Donohue III, C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law, Stanford University School of Law
  • Nicholas Johnson, Professor Law, Fordham University School of Law

Panel 4: Historical Conceptions of Second Amendment Rights Outside the Home

  • Moderator: Darrell A. H. Miller, Faculty Co-Director, Center for Firearms Law & Melvin G. Shimm Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
  • Saul Cornell, Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History, Fordham University
  • Jud Campbell, Associate Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law
  • Joyce Lee Malcolm, Patrick Henry Professor of Constitutional Law and the Second Amendment, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School