University of Wisconsin–Madison

Wisconsin Discussion Group on Constitutionalism

General Information

About this Workshop Series: This workshop is one of a series of events for a Discussion Group that has been meeting for more than two decades at various law schools. Known informally as a "Schmooze", the workshop provides an opportunity for an informal conversation among constitutional scholars on a topic that is interesting and provocative. 2016 marked the seventh year that a meeting of the Discussion Group was held at Wisconsin.

Host/Program Chair: The 2016 session was hosted by David S. Schwartz, Foley & Lardner-Bascom Professor of Law, Heinz Klug, Evjue-Bascom Professor in Law, and Asifa Quraishi-Landes, Associate Professor of Law.

The Topic for 2016: "Reconstitution: Politico-Legal History as Constitutional Change"

Who May Attend: Outside participation is by invitation only. All Wisconsin faculty are eligible to participate and should register in advance.

Sponsors: The University of Wisconsin Law School and the Institute for Legal Studies

Overview of Timeline: Sessions were held in Lubar Commons (Law School room 7200) beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, September 30th, and continued all day Saturday, October 1st.


12 Guest Professors: Eric Berger (Nebraska College of Law), Mary Bilder (Boston College Law School), Andy Coan (University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law), Sam Erman (USC Gould School of Law), Mark Graber (University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law), Paul Halliday (University of Virginia School of Law), Nancy Isenberg (Louisiana State University), Sanford Levinson (Texas Law), John Mikhail (Georgetown Law), Edward Purcell (New York Law School), Lori Ringhand (University of Georgia School of Law), and Christopher Schmidt (Chicago-Kent College of Law).

6 University of Wisconsin Faculty: Heinz KlugDavid Schwartz, Asifa Quraishi-Landes, Howard Schweber, Mitra Sharafi, and Brad Snyder.


For questions about the program, please contact Professor David Schwartz or Professor Heinz Klug.
For questions about logistics or the content of this page, please contact Michelle Preston.

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