Looking at the law of the land
Immigration rules, legalized marijuana in some states, gay rights, online privacy — the U.S. Constitution is at the heart of many of the biggest issues our country is grappling with. It’s the document we turn to, time and again, to resolve our most pressing moral and political arguments.
Stay current on the evolving trends and latest rulings in constitutional law by attending the Annual Constitutional Law Symposium.
Improve your Constitution IQ
Much has changed since the 1969 Tinker v. Des Moines decision defining students’ constitutional rights in public schools. Explore how the internet is enabling new kinds of student speech. Plus, review recent developments and cutting-edge controversies in this constantly changing landscape.
In addition, with roughly 11 percent of college students experiencing some form of sexual assault,1 Title IX plays a huge role on college campuses. Know Title IX’s background, including the 2011 Dear Colleague letter. Also, explore what the future may hold with a new administration’s priorities.
The Electoral College usually finds itself in the spotlight during presidential election years — but rarely more so than during the last election. Take a closer look at the mechanism our country uses to elect a president and vice president. Hear arguments for and against it as well as proposed modifications.
Draw the line
Wisconsin’s partisan gerrymandering case — Gill v. Whitford — has the potential to bring major changes to voting maps across the country. In fact, it’s the first case of its kind pending before the U.S. Supreme Court in more than 30 years. Learn more details about this case, and discover the possible impact it may have on how maps are drawn in the future. Plus, examine other voting rights litigation currently before the courts.
As our societal goals, beliefs, and customs keep evolving, the court system will continue interpreting and reinterpreting our Constitution to clear up conundrums in ways our Founding Fathers would have intended. Keep abreast of the hottest topics in constitutional law at the Annual Constitutional Law Symposium.