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Examining Trump’s First 100 Days in Office

His Plan, Promises, and Pursuit of Making America Great Again

In honor of Day 100, the Illinois Law Review is pleased to announce its online symposium: President Trump’s First 100 Days.

The University of Illinois College of Law and Illinois Law Review have brought together 31 experts from across the nation to explore the success and failures of the ambitious reform President Trump promised.

At the heart of the symposium is an April 11 panel discussion hosted by the College of Law at the National Center for Supercomputing Application in Urbana, Illinois. This panel discussed the achievements and shortcomings of a first 100 days that President Trump once promised would “restore prosperity to our economy, security to our communities, and honesty to our government.”

The symposium features media from the event as well as essays by the eight panelists, covering topics ranging from Trump’s impact on international law to his impact on the judiciary to issues of federalism. Other contributors from across the nation have penned essays on national security, election laws, the environment, healthcare, laws of war, and cybersecurity, among others.

The purpose of the symposium is to provide “a sharp analytical eye to key aspects of the administration’s activities during its first 100 days,” writes Jason Mazzone, Co-Director of the Program in Constitutional Theory, History and Law at the University of Illinois College of Law, who helped coordinate the symposium. “Together, the essays provide a comprehensive resource for understanding and debating the initial period of the Trump presidency and for informed evaluation of the administration’s activities in the coming months and years.”