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Freedom v. Fairness: The Tension Between Free Market and Populist Ideals in Labor

The Classical Liberal Institute and the New York University Journal of Law & Liberty present

Freedom versus Fairness:

The Tension Between Free Market and Populist Ideals in Labor

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge


This symposium will bring together leaders in law and economics to explore topical issues in the regulation of labor. Consisting of two panels and a keynote speech, the symposium will discuss various legal frameworks that attempt to create and enforce fair labor standards. The first panel will discuss legislation that regulates the domestic labor force, with special attention toward Janus v. AFSCME. The second panel will discuss recent executive orders and their implications on immigrant labor in the United States.

Approved for 3.5 CLE credits in the area of professional practice, this event is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

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Schedule of Events

8:30am: Breakfast and Registration


9:00am: Opening Remarks


9:15am: First Panel: Janus and ‘Fair Share’ Fees

Moderator: Richard Epstein, Classical Liberal Institute and NYU School of Law

Panelists: Samuel Estreicher, NYU School of Law

David A Schwarz, Irell & Manella

Liya Palagashvili, SUNY-Purchase


10:30am: Keynote Address by the Honorable John M. True III


11:00am: Coffee Break


11:15am: Second Panel: The Free Movement of Labor

Moderator: Mario Rizzo, Classical Liberal Institute and NYU School of Arts and Science

Panelists: Ilya Somin, George Mason University

Kit Johnson, University of North Dakota

Michael LeRoy, University of Illinois

Lori A. Nessel, Seton Hall University


12:30pm: Lunch