This January, the Kenan Institute for Ethics, the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy, and the Law School’s Program in Public Law will be sponsoring a symposium on legal issues of global migration. This one-day program will bring together scholars from law, political theory, and history to discuss the theoretical and historical underpinnings of contemporary immigration law, pre-emption and federalism in the United States, and comparative approaches to policy.
Thursday, January 10
There will be a small session on State and Local Immigration Enforcement in the Goodson Law Library beginning at 4:30 pm.
Friday, January 11
The symposium panels will be held in Law School room 3043, and the lunch and keynote address in the Burdman Lounge, room 3000.
8:30 am: Introductory remarks
8:45-10:15 am: The Political Theory of Immigration Policy
10:30 am-12:00 pm: Separation of Powers and Federalism in the Immigration Context
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch and Keynote Address, “The Forgotten Equality Norm in Immigration Preemption”
1:15-2:45 pm: International Approaches Compared: Central-Level Control over Immigration in the European Union
3:00 pm: Closing remarks