On February 20-21, 2015, the Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism at the University of San Diego Law School will hold its Sixth Annual Hugh and Hazel Darling Foundation Originalism Works-in-Progress Conference. BYU Law Professor David Moore’s paper, “The Broader Founding and International Law,” was one of seven papers selected for presentation at the conference. Other presenters hail from Brooklyn, Chicago, Northwestern, Oxford, UNLV, and Vanderbilt law schools, with commentators from Duke, Georgetown, NYU, Stanford, Virginia, and Yale law school.
Originalism is the view that the Constitution should be interpreted in accordance with its original meaning—that is, the meaning it had at the time of its enactment. The Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism at the University of San Diego School of Law studies all aspects of originalism by holding conferences, hosting speakers, sponsoring fellows, operating a blog, and promoting originalist scholarship.