Campus/Virtual - First Mondays: Constitution Day Event



First Mondays presents:

Federalism, Separation of Powers, and the U.S. Supreme Court: A Special First Mondays Constitution Day Event

Monday, September 18, 2023
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Matthew Bender Room 425 or Zoom
(link to be sent in confirmation email after registration)


Attendee List

Join Albany Law School faculty in conversation about recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions addressing federalism, separation of powers, and more. In the case of federalism, we will discuss what happens when the Court sets a floor or a ceiling with respect to rights that states cannot go below, as in Dobbs, or above as in Students for Fair Admissions. With respect to separation of powers, we will discuss how the Court curtails or enhances federal or state executive authority, such as when the Court held that Secretary of Education lacks authority to cancel student loan debt (Biden v. Nebraska), or that the Director of Health and Human Services lacks power to place a moratorium on residential evictions during the pandemic (Alabama Assoc. of Realtors). At the same time, we will examine matters that cross federalism and separation of powers, as in the case of environmental regulation where the Court limits federal regulatory authority (Sackett v. EPA and West Virginia v. EPA) placing burdens on states and cities to fill the vacuum.


Prof. Ava Ayers
Associate Professor

Prof. Jonathan Rosenbloom
 Professor of Law



 Prof. Ted De Barbieri
Associate Professor of Law; Director, Community Economic Development Clinic

About First Mondays Series

First Mondays is a special discussion program about current business and political events through a legal lens. This program is an opportunity to meet Albany Law School faculty and to participate in a stimulating discussion on world events.

Primary Contact

Office of Alumni Engagement