Independence Hall
The Rule of Law
April 25-27, 2003
Sheraton New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

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Friday, April 25

7:00 - 9:00 Dinner

Edwin Meese III, The Heritage Foundation, Chairman

Kenneth Starr Special Prosecutor, Author of First Among Equals

Saturday, April 26

8:30 - 9:30 Annual Breakfast Meeting of the Membership (Members only)

10:00 - 11:30 The Foundations of the Rule of Law

Chairman, Daniel Oliver

Joseph F. Johnston, Jr., DrinkerBiddle&Reath, Presentation

Craig Stern, Regent University Presentation

Steve Calabresi Northwestern University


12:00 - 1:30 Chairman William F. Campbell

Edwin Meese III, The Rule of Law Revisited

2:00 - 3:30 Free Market Economics and the Rule of Law

Chairman, Chip Mellor, Institute of Justice

Eduardo Mayora, Francisco Marroquin University, Presentation

Todd J. Zywicki, George Mason University School of Law

Bruce Frohnen, Ave Maria School of Law, Presentation

3:30 - 4:00 Coffee Break

4:00 - 5:30 The Rule of Law and Terrorism

Eugene B. Meyer, Federalist Society, Chairman

Randy Barnett, Boston University School of Law

Lino Graglia, University of Texas Law School, Presentation

Sunday Breakfast, April 27

8:30 - 11:00 Session One: Domestic Challenges to the Rule of Law

Danny J. Boggs, U.S. 6th Circuit Judge, Chairman

Herman Belz, James Madison Fellowship Foundation

John Baker, LSU Law School

Michael McConnell, U.S. 10th Circuit Judge, University of Utah

Session Two: Global Prospects for the Rule of Law

Carlos Ball AIPE, Chairman, Introduction

Martin Palous, Czech Republic Ambassador to the U.S.

Ricardo Rojas, Judge, Criminal Court, Argentina