America’s leading scholars and federal judges join the Center for three panel discussions exploring the evolution of judicial independence from the Founding to today. This program is presented in partnership with the Federal Judicial Center and sponsored by John Aglialoro.
Schedule of Events
9 — 9:45 a.m.: Judicial Independence and the Early Federal Courts
- Paul Finkelman, President, Gratz College
- Alison LaCroix, Robert Newton Reid Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
- Moderated by Michael Gerhardt, scholar-in-residence at the National Constitution Center
9:45 — 10:30 a.m.: Judicial Independence and the Federal Courts in the 20th Century
- Stephen B. Burbank, David Berger Professor for the Administration of Justice, University of Pennsylvania Law School
- Tara Leigh Grove, Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School
- Moderated by Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO, National Constitution Center
10:30 — 10:45 a.m.: Break
10:45 — 11:45 a.m.: Judicial Independence and the Federal Courts in the 21st Century
- John Bates, Senior District Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
- Diane Wood, Chief Circuit Judge, Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- Moderated by John S. Cooke, Director, Federal Judicial Center
Event & Parking Information
- Registration is recommended for all programs. Call 215-409-6700 or click here to reserve your seats.
- For faster check-in you can now present your eTicket at registration.
- Seating begins one hour prior to program start time, and programs last approximately one hour unless otherwise noted. Programs begin promptly and latecomers may not be admitted.
- Please note programs are subject to change; call the National Constitution Center or check our website for updated information.
- Parking will be available for $10 at the National Constitution Center parking garage located at the rear of the building on Race Street between 5th and 6th streets on a first-come, first-served basis. Pick up your discounted parking voucher at registration.