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Mason Professors Take Part in New York Conference

Professors Adam Mossoff, Ilya Somin, Jeremy Rabkin, and Eric Claeys were participants the 16th Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference held on January 3–4, 2014, in New York City. The purpose of the conference was to provide an opportunity for those interested in the Society to share ideas and scholarship with one another.

On January 3, Mossoff took part in a panel that explored the question Is IP Property or Government-Conferred Monopoly? Randy Barnett of Georgetown University Law Center moderated a group consisting of Mossoff; Professor Greg Dolin, University of Baltimore School of Law; Professor Irina Manta, Hofstra University School of Law; and Professor David Olson, Boston College Law School.

Later in the day, Somin participated in a program called Seven Minute Presentations of Works In Progress, in which he discussed his work, "The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain."

On the morning of January 4, Professor Jeremy Rabkin was a commenter on a panel entitled Natural Law and Natural Rights that was moderated by Mason Law faculty colleague Professor Eric Claeys. Joining Rabkin in the event were Professor Michael Baur, Fordham University School of Law; Lt. Col. Brian´╗┐ Bengs, NATO School; Professor Michael Moreland, Villanova University School of Law´╗┐; and Professor Roderick Hills Jr., New York University School of Law.

Additional information and links to the various presentations at the event are here.