The UALR Law Review is pleased to offer a live stream of the Arkansas Law Review’s 2016 Symposium!

UALawSchool_square_transCome join the UALR Law Review for a live stream of the Arkansas Law Review‘s 2016 Symposium!

The digital live stream will take place at the Bowen School of Law on January 22, 2016 from 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All are invited!

The Arkansas Law Review, along with Richard Albert, associate professor at Boston College Law School, and Jonathan Marshfield, assistant professor at the University of Arkansas School of Law, present State Constitutional Change: Traditions, Trends and Theory. Featuring Vikram Amar, dean of the University of Illinois College of Law, as the keynote speaker, this symposium will explore the distinctive nature of state constitutional change. Panels will address timely topics such as the theory and practice of formal state constitutional amendment, the relationship between formal amendment and judicial interpretation of state constitutions, unconstitutional constitutional amendments in the state tradition and modern state constitutional conventions and commissions. Contributors will focus on the structural, normative and contextual factors that distinguish state constitutions from their federal counterpart and the effects that these differences may have on the nature and significance of state constitutional change.

Symposium Schedule and Speakers

8:45-9:00 a.m. – Welcome Remarks
Dean Stacy Leeds and Professor Jonathan Marshfield

9:00-10:30 a.m. – Panel I
The Modalities of State Constitutional Change
Moderated by Professor Mark Killenbeck

10:30-10:45 a.m. – Break

10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Panel II
(Re)Designing State Constitutional Amendment Processes
Moderated by Professor Rob Leflar

12:15-1:15 p.m. – Break for Lunch

1:15-2:15 p.m. – Keynote Presentation
State Constitutional Change by Direct Democracy: Modern Challenges and Exciting Opportunities
by Dean Vikram Amar
Introduction by Professor Richard Albert

2:15-3:45 p.m. –Panel III
State Constitutional Change in “Comparative” Perspective Moderated by Professor Lisa Avalos

3:45-4:00 p.m. – Break

4:00-5:15 p.m. – Panel IV
State Constitutional Change in Arkansas
Moderated by Chief Justice Howard Brill

5:15-5:30 p.m. – Closing Remarks
Arkansas Law Review Executive Committee

The live symposium will be held from 8:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Jan. 22, 2016, at the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas, in the E.J. Ball Courtroom. The public is welcomed to attend this event, and Arkansas Law Review is offering 6.75 hours of Continuing Legal Education credit. Admission is free but registration is requested. Please visit for more information and updates. Connect with the Arkansas Law Review on Twitter @Arklawrev or on Facebook at arklawrev.

The 2016 Arkansas Law Review Symposium brochure is available here.