On May 10, 2019, on the initiative of the American Law Society, at the Faculty of Law and Administration of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, an international scientific conference devoted to American political, economic and legal thought took place. It was the third edition of this event, entirely carried out in English.
To present the lectures, first of all students of legal, economic and other humanities majors from academic centers in Poland and abroad were invited, as well as legal trainees and doctoral students who focus their research on political science, economics, law, political and legal doctrines as well as history of law. From several dozen applications sent, 19 abstracts were selected, which were verified by the Organizing Committee. In the expert panel their presentations were presented by: Prof. Fryderyk Zoll from the Jagiellonian University, Cracow, and Prof. David M. Driesen from Syracuse University, New York, USA.
The conference was divided into four parts. A wide cross-section opened the considerations on the interpretation of the US Constitution by the Supreme Court, and one of the speeches concerned the views of the Founding Fathers on the existence of slavery. There were also speeches about the doctrines of racial segregation, Milton Friedman’s views on the free market, as well as the high costs of the American health system.
The patron of the 3rd Conference was the Alumni Association, which supported the initiative together with the Archaegraph Publishing House, the Greater Poland Bar Association, the District Chamber of Legal Advisers in Poznań, and deans of the Faculty of Law and Administration and the Faculty of Political Sciences and Journalism of Adam Mickiewicz University.