Hayek was an originalist of a certain sort, one who favored an original meaning based on the words of the Constitution and the enactors' intent.
Every February, the Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism at the University of San Diego holds the annual Hugh and Hazel Darling Works-in-Progress Conference. The conference brings together many of the leading originalist scholars, both advocates and critics of originalism. This year’s conference – the Sixth – is being held on February 20-21 at the University of San Diego. Here is the line up of paper presenters and commentators:
- Ian Bartrum(UNLV), Two Dogmas of Originalism
- Commentator:Larry Solum (Georgetown)
- William Baude(Chicago), Is Originalism the Law?
- Commentator:Matt Adler (Duke)
- Richard Ekins(Oxford), Constitutional Interpretation as Statutory Interpretation
- Commentator:Fred Schauer (Virginia)
- James Ely(Vanderbilt), The Contract Clause: Origins and Early Development
- Commentator:Michael McConnell (Stanford)
- David Moore(BYU), The Broader Founding and International Law
- Commentator:David Golove (NYU)
- Christina Mulligan(Brooklyn), Founding-Era Translations of the U.S. Constitution
- Commentator:Jack Balkin (Yale)
- James Pfander(Northwestern), The Contested History of Article III’s Case-or-Controversy Requirement
- Commentator:Caleb Nelson (Virginia)
In addition to paper authors and commentators, the Center invites all scholars who do work on originalism to attend and participate in the conference by reading the papers and joining in the discussion. Each year, various leading scholars of originalism attend the conference in this capacity, significantly enhancing the level of discussion through their participation.
For last year’s conference, including a video of the proceedings, see here.