Lincoln's Constitutionalism in Time of War: Lessons for the 
Current War on Terror?

On January 30, 2009, Chapman University School of Law hosted the 2009 Chapman Law Review Symposium. This Symposium addressed extremely topical questions relating to civil liberties, Guantanamo Bay, and the economics of war in the context of Abraham Lincoln's Constitutionalism, comparing the civil war and the current war on terror. The Symposium has been recognized as an officially endorsed event by the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission (.pdf).

View the event flyer

Schedule of Events

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Friday, January 30th


Henry V. Jaffa, Claremont McKenna College

Panel I: Suspending Rights to Sustain Public Safety: Deciphering Wartime Suspensions of the Writ of Habeas Corpus by President Lincoln and Bush

John C. Eastman, Chapman University
Jonathan Hafetz, New York University of Law
Kyndra Rotunda, Chapman University
Scott Sullivan, University of Texas
John Yoo, Chapman University

Panel II: What Would Lincoln Do? Constitutional Approaches to Wartime Finance and Economics

Lynne Doti, Chapman University
Robert Auerbach, University of Texas
Michael A. Berstein, Tulane University
Timothy Canova, Chapman University
Jeffrey Rogers Hummel, San Jose State University

Panel III: Civil Liberties for Civil Rights: Justifying Wartime Decline of Civil Liberties by a Gain of Civil Rights

Celestine Richards McConville, Chapman University
Marjorie Cohn, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Katherine M. Darmer, Chapman University
Roger Pilon, CATO Institute
Robert Pushaw, Pepperdine University