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Registration for the session "Reargument of Trustees of Dartmouth College v. Woodward" on March 1 is now full. Additional seats will be made available on the day of the event with seating on a first-come first-served basis until capacity is reached. Overflow viewing in an adjacent room will be made available.

Please join us for the Dartmouth College Case Symposium, as we commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Supreme Court case Trustees of Dartmouth College v. Woodward. Registration closes February 25. A fee of $25 includes all sessions, a Friday evening reception at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, and lunch on Saturday. For additional background on the Dartmouth College Case, read Will to Resist by Richard W. Morin '24 in Dartmouth Alumni Magazine. 

Symposium Schedule

8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Visit the Dartmouth College Case Exhibit
Rauner Library, Webster Hall
Rauner's exhibit, curated by Dartmouth and state archivists, will be open for self-guided viewing.

1 p.m.
Registration Opens
Ballroom Foyer, Hanover Inn

2–3 p.m.
Convoking Event: A History of Dartmouth’s Perspective on the Dartmouth College Case
Grand Ballroom, Hanover Inn
Welcome from Dartmouth Vice President for Alumni Relations Cheryl Bascomb '82 and New Hampshire Supreme Court Justice James Bassett '78, and historical context from Donald Pease, the Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English and comparative literature, Dartmouth.
Panelists: Justice James Bassett '78; Kate Stith-Cabranes '73, Lafayette S. Foster Professor of Law, Yale Law School; Robert Bonner, Kathe Tappe Vernon Professor in Biography and Professor of History, Dartmouth; and Russell Muirhead, Robert Clements Professor of Democracy and Politics and Professor of Government, Dartmouth
Moderator: Robert Bonner, Kathe Tappe Vernon Professor in Biography and Professor of History, Dartmouth

3–3:15 p.m.
Break

3:15–4:15 p.m.
Student Panel
Grand Ballroom, Hanover Inn
A panel of students who participated in the winter 2019 course on the Dartmouth College Case will make presentations with responses from alumni law professors Tom Barnico '77, adjunct professor at Boston College Law School; John Greabe '85, professor at UNH School of Law and Director of the Warren B. Rudman Center; and Alexandra Roberts '02, associate professor and Franklin Pierce Faculty Fellow at UNH School of Law.
Moderators: Robert Bonner, Kathe Tappe Vernon Professor in Biography and professor of history, Dartmouth; Russell Muirhead, Robert Clements Professor of Democracy and Politics and professor of government, Dartmouth ; and Donald Pease, the Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English and comparative literature, Dartmouth

4:30–6 p.m.
Reargument of Trustees of Dartmouth College v. Woodward
Alumni Hall, Hopkins Center for the Arts (and live on YouTube)
Welcome: President Philip J. Hanlon ’77
Presiding Judges: Justice James Bassett '87, New Hampshire Supreme Court; Justice Robert Cordy '71, retired, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court; Judge Gregg Costa '94, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; Judge Abdul Kallon '90, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama; Justice Anne Patterson '80, New Jersey Supreme Court; and Justice Beth Robinson '86, Vermont Supreme Court
Counsel for Dartmouth: Former Acting United States Solicitor General Neal Katyal '91
Counsel for Woodward: Former United States Solicitor General Gregory Garre '87
Moderator: Kate Stith-Cabranes '73, Lafayette S. Foster Professor of Law, Yale Law School

6–7 p.m.
Reception Co-Hosted with the Classes of 1987 and 1991
Top of the Hop, Hopkins Center for the Arts

8–9 a.m.
Registration and Refreshments
Ballroom Foyer, Hanover Inn

9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Visit the Dartmouth College Case Exhibit
Rauner Library, Webster Hall
Rauner's exhibit, curated by Dartmouth and state archivists, will be open for self-guided viewing.

9–10:30 a.m.
Panel: From the Contract Clause to Due Process
Grand Ballroom, Hanover Inn
Panelists: Akhil Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale; Caleb Nelson, Emerson G. Spies Distinguished Professor of Law and Caddell and Chapman Professor of Law, University of Virginia; and Ernie Young '90, Alston & Bird Professor of Law, Duke Law School
Moderator: Annette Gordon-Reed '81, Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History, Harvard Law School, and Professor of History, Harvard

10:30–10:45 a.m.
Break

10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Panel: The American University, Public and Private
Grand Ballroom, Hanover Inn
Panelists: Annette Gordon-Reed '81, Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History, Harvard Law School, Professor of History, Harvard; David Rabban, Dahr Jamail, Randall Hage Jamail and Robert Lee Jamail Regents Chair and University Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Texas at Austin Law School; and Kate Stith-Cabranes '73, Lafayette S. Foster Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Moderator: Ernest Young '90, Alston & Bird Professor of Law, Duke Law School

12:30–1:15 p.m.
Reception and Networking Event
Ballroom Foyer, Hanover Inn
With light snacks

1:15–2 p.m.
Panel: Supreme Court Practice, Then and Now
Grand Ballroom, Hanover Inn
Panelists: Former Acting United States Solicitor General Neal Katyal '91 and former United States Solicitor General Gregory Garre '87
Moderator: Justice Beth Robinson '86, Vermont Supreme Court
Attendees are invited to continue eating during this panel.

2–2:15 p.m.
Conclusion of Symposium
Grand Ballroom, Hanover Inn (and live on YouTube)
Thomas Burack ’82 performs Daniel Webster’s famous peroration with an introduction by Danny Li ’21 and Kayla Rivera-Hoskinson ’20, students from the Dartmouth College Case winter 2019 course, followed by remarks from Justice James Bassett ’78.

Symposium Livestream

Dartmouth will livestream two events during the Dartmouth College Case Symposium. Videos will be available online following the symposium.

March 1 at 4:30 p.m.: Reargument of Trustees of Dartmouth College v. Woodward
Watch Live

March 2 at 2 p.m.: Conclusion of Symposium with a performance of Daniel Webster’s famous peroration by Thomas Burack ’82.
Watch Live

This symposium has been approved for 7.5 hours of Vermont Continuing Legal Education credit. (Attorneys should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.) View written CLE materials

Dartmouth has reserved a limited number of rooms for March 1 and 2 at the Element Hotel in Lebanon for a discounted rate of $129 plus tax, as well as discounted tickets for Dartmouth Skiway. Please contact Tori Tobin if you are interested in this special offer.