Special Events and Distinguished Speakers

Beyond our annual events, the Rehnquist Center convenes conferences and hosts distinguished speakers, from U.S. Supreme Court justices to top legal scholars. Explore our past events.

John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States (2009)

Antonin Scalia and Stephen Breyer, Associate Justices, U.S. Supreme Court (2009)

Immigration Federalism (2017)

The Immigration Federalism conference took place Feb. 24, 2017.

Constitutional Dimensions
Panelists: Hiroshi Motomura, Joseph Landrau, David Rubenstein


Law Enforcement/Policing
Panelists: Dan Kanstroom, John Leavitt, Annie Lai


Tribal/State/Local Government
Panelists: Peter Spiro, Rose Cuison Villazor, Ming Chen, James Diamond


Panelists: Roxie Bacon, Dominic Draye, Michael Kagan

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The Rehnquist Court: Ten Years Later (2015)

"The Rehnquist Court: Ten Years Later" examined the legacy of Chief Justice Rehnquist's jurisprudence, as well as his role as head of the Third Branch.

Panel 1: Federalism
Moderator: Charles J. Cooper
Panelists: Lynn A. Baker, Eric Berger, David S. Schwartz


Panel 2: The Role of the Chief Justice
Moderator: Russell Wheeler
Panelists: Judge John D. Bates, Judge Carolyn Dineen King, Sally Rider


Panel 3: Criminal Procedure
Moderator: Marc L. Miller
Panelists: Richard D. Friedman, Alexandra Natapoff, Judge John M. Walker, Jr.


Panel 4: The First Amendment and Religion
Moderator: Toni M. Massaro
Panelists: Caroline Mala Corbin, Richard Garnett, Barry P. McDonald