Nearly all of the Center’s events are recorded and made publicly available. In addition to our regular periodic events, the Center has recently started several video interview series.
For this series, we interview scholars with recent or forthcoming articles related to firearms law or the Second Amendment.
- Jake Charles interviews David Patton, Executive Director of the Federal Defenders of New York
- Jake Charles interviews Kristin Goss, the Kevin D. Gorter Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke University and a faculty affiliate of the Center for Firearms Law and Matt Lacombe, Assistant Professor of Political Science, at Barnard College-Columbia University
- Jake Charles interviews Jane Stoever, Clinical Professor of Law at University of California, Irvine School of Law, Director of UCI Law’s Domestic Violence Clinic and of the UCI Initiative to End Family Violence
- Joseph Blocher interviews Sheila Simon, Assistant Professor of Law, SIU School of Law
- Jake Charles interviews George Mocsary, Professor of Law, University of Wyoming College of Law
- Joseph Blocher interviews Natalie Nanasi, Director of the Judge Elmo B. Hunter Legal Center for Victims of Crimes Against Women and Assistant Professor of Law, SMU Dedman School of Law
- Jake Charles interviews Greg Wallace, Professor of Law, Campbell University Law School
- Jake Charles interviews Akram Faizer, Professor of Law, Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law
- Jake Charles interviews Greg Magarian, Thomas and Karole Green Professor of Law, Washington University St. Louis School of Law
- Jake Charles interviews Dru Stevenson, Professor of Law at South Texas College of Law-Houston
- Darrell Miller interviews Shawn Fields, Assistant Professor of Law at Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
- Joseph Blocher interviews Eric Ruben, Assistant Professor of Law at SMU Dedman School of Law
Covid & Guns Series
In this series, we talked with experts on various aspects of firearms law & policy about the role of guns in the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Jake Charles interviews Phil Cook, ITT/Sanford Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics and Sociology, Duke University
- Jake Charles interviews David Yamane, Professor of Sociology, Wake Forest University
- Jake Charles interviews Layla Soliman, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Atrium Health & Jack Rozel, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Adjunct Profess of Law, University of Pittsburgh
- Darrell Miller interviews Jennifer Carlson, Associate Professor, School of Sociology and School of Government & Public Policy, University of Arizona
- Jake Charles interviews Trent Steidley, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology, University of Denver
- Jake Charles interviews Jeff Swanson, Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine
- Jake Charles interviews Dave Kopel, Adjunct Professor of Advanced Constitutional Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
We also recorded a talk among the Center Directors about the issues raised by Covid, particularly in connection with gun store closure orders.
As part of its efforts to bring scholars, practitioners, and community members together, the Center frequently hosts panel discussions on topics confronting firearms law.
- May 5, 2020: Corpus Linguistics, Constitutional Interpretation, and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
- March 2, 2020: Guns, Torts, and Market Regulation
- February 4, 2020: The Supreme Court’s Gun Docket
- December 23, 2019: The Second Amendment at the Supreme Court: A Conversation with Nina Totenberg
- November 1, 2019: Preventing Gun Violence with “Extreme Risk” Laws
- October 14, 2019: Guns and Domestic Violence: U.S. & International Human Rights Law Perspectives
- March 4, 2019: The Second Amendment & The Supreme Court
- February 28, 2019: The Second Amendment & The Prevention of Tyranny
Fall 2020 Symposium: The Second Amendment’s Next Chapter
This symposium, held on October 9, 2020 in coordination with the Northwestern University Law Review, explored the future of the Second Amendment. It has been over a decade since the Supreme Court decided a significant Second Amendment case and, with the new addition of Justice Kavanaugh to the bench, the Court could be ready to start a new chapter for the right to keep and bear arms. It examined, among other topics, the Second Amendment’s role in private and public spaces, the socio-political environment, and urban gun violence
Fall 2019 Symposium: Gun Rights & Regulation Outside the Home
The symposium on Guns Rights and Regulations Outside the Home on September 27, 2019 looked at the issues left open by the Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller concerning whether and how the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms extends outside the home. Experts in the legal, historical, and empirical aspects of this question weighed in on the proper approach.