The 2017 Pepperdine University School of Law Law Review Symposium: The Supreme Court, Politics and Reform, examines the question whether the political deadlock over the Merrick Garland nomination provides a stark indication that the U.S. Supreme Court has become an unduly political institution and, if so, what internal and external reforms might address this problem.
We look forward to welcoming students, scholars, and guests to this great event. Please see the anticipated agenda below:
8:00 AM - Breakfast and Registration
8:30 AM - Welcome Remarks
8:45 AM - Opening Address by Professor Michael MCConnell, followed by Q & A
9:30 AM - Hon. Richard Posner panel presentation (by videoconference) with respondents, followed by Q & A
10:30 AM - Morning Break
11:00 AM - Professor Mark Tushnet panel presentation with respondents, followed by Q & A
12:00 PM - Lunch with Luncheon Address by Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, followed by Q & A
1:30 PM - Professor Akhil Amar panel presentation with respondents, followed by Q & A
2:00 PM - Afternoon Break
3:00 PM - Panel Break-Out Sessions
4:30 PM - Closing Remarks
This program is approved for 6.25 MCLE credit hours.
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