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SMU Dedman School of Law, along with Harvard Law School, each had two papers selected for presentations at the 11th session of the Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum, aimed at increasing the sense of community among American legal scholars, to be held at Yale Law School on June 18-19, 2010.
Assistant Professor Anthony Colangelo’s paper, “The Foreign Commerce Clause” was selected under the category of Constitutional Law – Theoretical Foundations. The article identifies and evaluates limits on Congress’s power, contained in Article I of the Constitution, to regulate commerce with foreign nations–a power which Congress is increasingly using to project U.S. law abroad in new, and aggressive, ways.
Assistant Professor Jeffrey Kahn’s paper entitled “The Extraordinary Mrs. Shipley: How the United States Controlled International Travel Before the Age of Terrorism” was selected under the Law and Humanities category. Using original documents from the National Archives and traces the conceptual origins of terrorist watchlists to a powerful but now forgotten official who, between 1928 and 1955, exercised unreviewable discretion to deny passports to citizens whose travel she concluded was not in the interests of the United States.
For more information on the Yale/Stanford Junior Faculty Forum, visit. http://www.law.yale.edu/news/YSfacultyforum.htm