Events

Mar 30

"Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission" JLPP Spring Symposium

Friday, March 30 9 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.

University of St. Thomas School of Law

Journal of Law and Public Policy to host "Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission" JLPP Spring Symposium

            The Journal of Law and Public Policy will hold its spring symposium, "Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission" on Friday, March 30 at the University of St. Thomas School of Law beginning at 9 A.M.  The symposium will feature academics and legal professionals exploring the effects of the United States Supreme Court decision in Citizens United including the history and consequences of the decision.

As the election approaches, the importance of Citizens United will become more apparent.  The speakers will inform us how the Supreme Court's decision has impacted our understanding of the 1st Amendment, corporate law, election law, and elections in general.   Whether or not you agree with the decision, this symposium will challenge all of our respective viewpoints as various perspectives are examined.

Schedule:

9:00 a.m.       Welcome and History of Citizens United by Prof. Tom Berg (UST Law)
9:20 a.m.       Susanna Kim Ripken (Chapman Law)
10:10 a.m.     Matt Parlow (Marquette Law, recommended by Sen. Feingold)
11:00 a.m.     Break
11:10 a.m      Bradley Smith (former FEC Chair, Capital Law)
12:00 p.m.     UST Law Reflection Time (mass offered in the chapel)
12:30 p.m.     Lunch served
12:40 p.m.     Ilya Shapiro (Cato Institute, sponsored by the Federalist Society)
1:30 p.m.       Jim Bopp (Citizens United legal advisor, Bopp, Coleson & Bostrom)
2:30 p.m.       Closing

5 hours of CLE standard credits approved

*Mentor Credit* (up to 2 hours, so long as you attend or debrief it with your mentor. You may also log the debriefing time). 

This is no charge to attend or lunch. 

For more information contact Emily Kerr (kerr1654@stthomas.edu) or Jeff Wald (JAWALD@stthomas.edu).