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2017 Law Review Symposium: The Supreme Court, Politics and Reform

Pepperdine School of Law

Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Pepperdine Student, Faculty, or Staff Apr 5, 2017 $10.00 $0.00
General Admission Apr 5, 2017 $25.00 $0.00
General Admission with MCLE Credit Apr 5, 2017 $50.00 $0.00

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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

  • Supreme Court Politicization - Historical Development
  • Supreme Court Politicization - Is Court Unduly Political?
  • Supreme Court Reform - Restructuring the Court's Decision-Making Authority
  • Supreme Court Reform - Modifying the Court's Decision-Making Methods
  • Supreme Court Reform - Restructuring the Court and/or Appointments Process

4:30 PM - Closing Remarks


This program is approved for 6.25 MCLE credit hours.


Minimum Continuing Legal Education
This symposium has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credit by the State Bar of California for 6.25 credit hours.  Pepperdine University School of Law certifies that this activity conforms to the standard for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.
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Pepperdine University School of Law
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)


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Pepperdine University School of Law
24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90263 Phone: 310.506.4611

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