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Volume 99 Symposia

The Notre Dame Law Review has a long tradition of hosting symposia that bring together well-respected and diverse speakers around a variety of timely and thought-provoking legal topics. Held each fall semester, the annual Symposium provides an environment for intellectual engagement and an opportunity to wrestle with pressing legal issues. Traditionally, each participant will publish an article in the Law Review’s annual Symposium issue.


This year’s volume of the Notre Dame Law Review will host three symposia.

The Notre Dame Law Review and the Duke Center for Firearms will host a symposium on History, Tradition, and Analogical Reasoning on Friday, November 3rd, 2023 at the Notre Dame Law School. Contributors will discuss how the particular brand of historical-analogical reasoning set forth by the Supreme Court in its June 2022 decision in NYSPRA v. Bruen works in practice, and how it fits within the broader use of analogical reasoning as a mode of legal argument and decision.

In January, Volume 99 will organize two additional symposia, the first focused on the United States federal court system and the second focused on religious liberty.  The details of these symposia are forthcoming.

For further updates on the Notre Dame Law Review’s 2023 Symposium, please visit our website or follow us on Twitter: @NotreDameLRev.