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Annual Constitutional Law Symposium 2018

Product ID: CA2815D
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Endorsed by the Civil Rights and Liberties Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Keys to the Constitution

Can you imagine what our country (and our world) would look like without the U.S. Constitution? Perhaps no other document has more profoundly shaped history – and it continues to influence our future.

The Annual Constitutional Law Symposium is your guide through the latest issues and trends in constitutional cases and crises. Read More ↓

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Endorsed by the Civil Rights and Liberties Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Keys to the Constitution

Can you imagine what our country (and our world) would look like without the U.S. Constitution? Perhaps no other document has more profoundly shaped history – and it continues to influence our future.

The Annual Constitutional Law Symposium is your guide through the latest issues and trends in constitutional cases and crises. Read More ↓

Program Chair and Presenter:

Grant C. Killoran
O'Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing, S.C.
Milwaukee

Faculty:

Chad Baruch
Johnston Tobey Baruch
Dallas, TX

Richard Lesicko

Macalester College
St. Paul, MN

Ian A.J. Pitz

Michael Best
Madison

Robyn S. Shapiro
Health Sciences Law Group LLC
Fox Point

Christa D. Wittenberg

O'Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing, S.C.
Milwaukee

8:30 a.m. : Straight Outta Stevens Point: Hip-Hop, F-Bombs, and the Effective Use of Amicus Briefs in Constitutional Cases

  • Using amicus briefs effectively
  • Writing an amicus brief that has an impact
  • What isn’t helpful to courts

Chad Baruch

9:00 a.m. : The Court and the Pledge: A Discussion of West Virginia v. Barnette

  • A review of one of the Supreme Court’s seminal First Amendment cases
  • Everything old is new again – what we still can learn from the Court’s flip flop on the Pledge
  • The danger of doubling down in dissent

Chad Baruch

9:30 a.m. :The Current State of the Second Amendment

  • Early Second Amendment jurisprudence
  • District of Columbia v. Heller
  • Post-Heller jurisprudence
    o Carry laws
    o Assault weapon and ammunition bans
    o The Second Amendment and undocumented persons

Grant C. Killoran

10:30 a.m. : Break

10:45 a.m. : Right to Try

  • Legal and ethical issues surrounding end-of-life treatment
  • FDA regulations, and stand and federal laws that accomodate seriously ill individuals to investigational drugs
  • Constitutional issues that surround "Right to Try" laws

Robyn S. Shapiro

11:45 a.m. : Lunch (on your own)

12:45 p.m. : Freedom from Litigation: Personal Jurisdiction and Sovereign Immunity

  • Constitutional nature of personal jurisdiction principles
  • Current trends in personal jurisdiction rulings
  • Overview of sovereign immunity protections of Wisconsin and United States governments

Christa D. Wittenberg

1:35 p.m. :Partisan and Racial Gerrymandering

Ian A.J. Pitz

2:25 p.m. : Break

2:40 p.m. : Does our Constitution Get in the Way of Us Fulfilling the Promise Made by Justice Jackson in his Opening Statement at Nuremberg?

“But the ultimate step in avoiding periodic wars, which are inevitable in a system of international lawlessness, is to make statesmen responsible to law. And let me make clear that while this law is first applied against German aggressors, the law includes, and if it is to serve a useful purpose, it must condemn aggression by any other nations, including those which sit here now in judgment.”

Richard Lesicko

3:30 p.m. : Program Concludes

Following program start times, webcast replay schedule will vary slightly from above listed times.

  • Learn how to write an effective, impactful amicus brief
  • Review the seminal First Amendment case West Virginia v. Barnette
  • Explore the current state of Second Amendment jurisprudence
  • Examine constitutional issues involving federal jurisdiction
  • Stay up to speed on the latest racial and partisan gerrymandering cases
  • Discover what the "right to try" bill means for terminally ill patients
  • Find out if our Constitution is compatible with Justice Jackson's opening statement at Nuremberg
  • Individual rights & liberties lawyers
  • Appellate attorneys
  • Criminal litigators
  • Public interest attorneys
  • Government lawyers

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Plus, all seminar attendees receive a free two-week trial of the Books UnBound® version.* Find overviews of 11 practice areas and 35 topics. Use discount code CA2815 when you order online or by calling (800) 728-7788.

*Discount applies to both print and digital Books UnBound® editions of this title and cannot be applied to previous purchases. Offer valid as long as CLE credit is available for this program. For Books UnBound users, discount may be applied to purchase of individual Books UnBound title only and may not be used on purchase of full library.

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