Wayne Law Review Symposium on Congressional Oversight in the 21st Century
The Wayne Law Review, together with the Levin Center at Wayne Law, will analyze congressional oversight in the 21st century. Leading scholars from across the country will explore the definition of congressional oversight and how best to measure its effectiveness, examine the relationship of oversight and the judicial branch, and discuss various tools and mechanisms involved in conducting fact-based, bipartisan oversight.
The symposium, which is free and open to the public, is Friday, March 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This symposium is made possible by generous funding from the Cohn Family Endowed Fund.
Wayne State University Law School
Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium
471 W. Palmer St., Detroit
Parking: $7.75 (credit or debit card only) Structure No. 1 across West Palmer Street from Wayne Law.
When conducted on a bipartisan basis, with a commitment to finding the facts and uncovering the truth, congressional oversight fulfills the checks and balances envisioned by the Constitution, fosters bipartisan legislative relationships, engenders public trust in legislatures, and improves policy and government programs.
In June 2017, the Levin Center at Wayne Law hosted a Scholars Roundtable on Congressional Oversight. This event was the first of its kind in the United States, bringing experts from across the country to Detroit to encourage increased academic research into the legal, political and historical aspects of congressional oversight investigations, techniques and effectiveness, and its role in the constitutional system of checks and balances. The Wayne Law Review Symposium builds upon the energy and momentum from that gathering.
Chief Investigative Counsel
U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform under Chairman Trey Gowdy
|9 a.m.||Breakfast in atrium|
|9:30 a.m.|| |
|10 a.m|| |
Defining Congressional Oversight and Measuring its Effectiveness
|11:15 a.m.||Refreshment break|
|11:30 a.m.|| |
Congressional Oversight and the Judicial Branch
|12:45 p.m.||Lunch in atrium|
|1:15 p.m.|| |
|2 p.m.|| |
Congressional Oversight: Tools and Topics
|3:30 p.m.|| |
|4 p.m.||Cocktails and networking reception|