Conceptualizing Substantive Justice


Friday & Saturday, April 17-18, 2009

Sturm College of Law, Univ. of Denver

2255 E. Evans Ave., Denver CO

Friday, April 17, 2009

Coffee & Registration
2:30pm-3:30pm

Welcome & Introduction
3:30pm-4:00pm
Dean José R. (Beto) Juárez (Denver)
Nancy Ehrenreich (Denver)

Keynote
4:00pm-5:15pm
Adrien K. Wing (Associate Dean for Faculty Devel.& Bessie Dutton Murray Prof.of Law, Univ. of Iowa Law School)
Conceptualizing Global Substantive Justice in the Age of Obama

Reception
5:30-6:30

Conference Dinner
6:30pm-8:00pm
Sturm College of Law

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Breakfast & Registration
8:00am-9:00am

Why This Conference?
9:00am-9:20am
Nancy Ehrenreich, Sturm College of Law, Univ. of Denver

Theoretical Perspectives on Substantive Justice
9:30am-11:00am

Emily Hartigan (St. Mary’s) – The Substance and Spirit of Justice
Gary Minda (Brooklyn) – Global Justice and Judicial Cosmopolitanism: The Relevance of the Financial Collapse to the Debate about Judicial Cosmopolitanism
Robert Moffat (Florida) – Searching for Substantive Justice: Lessons from Lon Fuller’s Natural Law
Steven L. Winter (Wayne State) – Democracy, Autonomy, Self-Governance
Moderator: Rebecca Aviel (Denver)

International and Comparative Approaches to Substantive Justice
11:15am-12:30pm

Eric Christiansen (Golden Gate) – Social Welfare Rights and Non-Judicial Actors in South African Jurisprudence
Frédéric Megrét (McGill) – Transitional Justice as Substantive Justice
Nandang Sutrisno (Islamic Univ. of Indonesia) – Substantive Justice Formulated, Implemented, and Enforced as Formal and Procedural Justice: a Lesson from WTO Special and Differential Treatment Provisions for Developing Countries
Rick Wilson (American.), Lessons on Substantive Justice from International Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Law
Moderator: Phoenix Cai (Denver)

Lunch
12:30pm-2:00pm

Incorporating Substantive Justice into Domestic U.S. Jurisprudence, Panel 1
2:00pm-3:15pm

Aditi Bagchi (Penn.)– The Myth of Equality in the Employment Relation
Nancy Leong (Georgetown) – Racial Formalism and Mixed-Race Discrimination
Nancy Ehrenreich (Denver) – Theory, Praxis and the Turn to Reproductive Justice
Moderator: Raja Raghunath (Denver)

Incorporating Substantive Justice into Domestic U.S. Jurisprudence, Panel 2
3:30pm-4:45pm

andré douglas pond cummings (West Virginia) – Hip Hop Culture and Alternative Theories of Punishment
King Downing (title TBA) – Unconfirmed
Elizabeth Glazer (Hofstra) & Zak Kramer (Penn State) – Operationalizing Substantive Justice by Looking to the Bottom of the Bottom
Moderator: Catherine Smith (Denver)