Under the Influence? Interest Groups,
Lobbying, and Campaign Finance
Second in a Series of Baldy Center Conferences on the Law of Democracy
March 8-9, 2013 | SUNY Buffalo Law School
Preliminary Schedule for Friday, March 8, 2013 | 509 O’Brian Hall
8:00 a.m. – Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – Welcoming Remarks and Conference Themes
- Errol Meidinger (Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy)
- Daniel Tokaji (Moritz College of Law, Co-Editor Election Law Journal)
- Michael Halberstam (SUNY Buffalo Law School)
8:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m. – Panel I
- Richard Briffault (Columbia Law School): Regulating The Inherently Constitutionally Protected Activity of Petitioning the Government.
- Zephyr Teachout, (Fordham Law School): Is The First Amendment Suited As The Platform For Political Theory In An Age Where Information Is Power?
Moderator/Discussant: James Gardner (SUNY Buffalo Law School)
10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. – Break
10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Panel II
- Frank Baumgartner (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): Controverting Expectations: New Empirical Evidence on Congressional Lobbying and Public Policy.
- Amy McKay (Georgia State University): Campaign Contributions By Health Care Lobbyists During The Writing And Passage Of The Health Reform Bill.
Moderator/Discussant: Nick Allard (Brooklyn Law School)
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. – Lunch
1:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m. – Panel III
- Craig Holman (Public Citizen): Lobbying And Congressional Ethics After Citizens United: Rolling Back Gains Made Under The Honest Leadership And Open Government Act Of 2007.
- Lee Drutman (Sunlight Foundation): Congressional Staff and the Revolving Door: The Impact of Regulatory Change (with Bruce Cain, Stanford University).
Moderator/Discussant: Michael Kang (Emory Law School)
3:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m. – Break
3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. – Panel IV
- Heather Gerken (Yale Law School): A Public Financing Model For Lobbying with Alex Tausanovitch.
- Nicholas Allard (Brooklyn Law School): The Seven Deadly Virtues of Lobbyists: What Lawyer Lobbyists Really Do.
- Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer (Notre Dame Law School): Politics and the Public’s Right to Know
Moderator/Discussant: Daniel Tokaji (Moritz College of Law, Co-Editor, Election Law Journal)
Schedule for Saturday, March 9, 2013 | 509 O’Brian Hall
8:30 a.m. – Breakfast
9:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. – Panel V
- Anthony Johnstone (University of Montana School of Law): How to Think About and Regulate Outside Influence In State and Local Politics?
- Susan Lerner (Common Cause, New York): It’s All Politics: New York As A Case Study in the Evolution of Lobbying and Campaign Finance.
Moderator/Discussant: Heather Gerken (Yale University)
10:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m. – Break
11: 00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – Panel VI (Lunch Will Be Available Beginning at 12:30 p.m.)
- Robert Jackson (Columbia Law School) Shining Light on Corporate Political Spending.
- Ciara Torres-Spelliscy (Stetson Law School): Consumer Boycott’s In Response to Corporate Political Spending
- Stuart Lazar (SUNY Buffalo Law School): Why The Local Exception to I.R.C. 162(e) allowing deductions for corporate expenditures on influencing legislation at the local level? (with Michael Halberstam).
Moderator/Discussant: Matthew Dimick (SUNY Buffalo Law School)
12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m. – Conference concludes with lunch