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Annual Constitutional Law Symposium 2017

Product ID: CM2677
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

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.

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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.

Read More ↓

Program Chair and Presenter:

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

Faculty:

Chad Baruch
Johnston Tobey Baruch
Dallas, TX

Elleny B. Christopoulos
Milwaukee City Attorney’s Office
Milwaukee

Jeff Scott Olson
The Jeff Scott Olson Law Firm, S.C.
Madison

Ian A. Pitz
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Madison

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. : Back to the Beginning: Marbury v. Madison and the Roots of Judicial Review

  • The history and doctrinal underpinnings of judicial review
  • Implications for judicial independence

Chad Baruch

9:30 a.m. : The Electoral College: Where Have we been and Where are we Going?

  • An overview of the Electoral College system
  • Review of U.S. Presidential elections under the Electoral College
  • Arguments for and against the Electoral College
  • Current proposals to modify the Electoral College

Grant C. Killoran

10:30 a.m. : Break

10:45 a.m. : Student Speech Rights: The Demise of Tinker?

  • Tinker v. Des Moines
  • Recent developments in student speech
  • The internet age, revenge porn, and other cutting edge controversies

Chad Baruch

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

12:45 a.m. : Title IX and University Liability for Sexual Assault Claims: The Dear Colleague Letter and Evolving Standards

  • Background of Title IX and the Dear Colleague letter
  • A national look at developing cases in this area
  • The future of Title IX and potential implications

Elleny B. Christopoulos

1:35 p.m. : This is What Democracy Looks Like: An Analysis of Recent Voting Rights Litigation

  • Foundations and constitutional basis for voting rights lawsuits
  • Redistricting and reapportionment litigation: Racial/partisan gerrymandering cases
  • Strict photographic ID legislation and litigation
  • Early voting restrictions
  • Registration cutoff litigation

Ian A. Pitz

2:45 p.m. : Break

3:00 p.m. : The Riot Act: Will the Wisconsin Legislature Turn Protestors into Felons?

  • 2017 Assembly Bill 395 – a bill that makes participating in an assembly involving an act of violence a “riot”
  • Does it violate the First Amendment?
  • Is it unconstitutionally vague or overbroad?
  • Will officers who enforce it be civilly liable for damages?

Jeff Scott Olson

3:50 p.m. : Program Concludes

  • Understand the Electoral College and learn about proposals to modify it
  • Examine recent developments in student speech
  • Find out how new Title IX developments could affect university liability in sexual assault claims
  • Receive up-to-date information on voting rights and gerrymandering litigation
  • Explore the internet’s impact on free speech
  • Gain fresh insights on the underpinnings of judicial review
  • Individual rights and liberties lawyers
  • Criminal law attorneys
  • Public interest practitioners
  • Government lawyers
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