March 01, 2006
A symposium entitled: “Federalism Past,
Federalism Future” that’s open to the St. John’s University
community and the public will explore the revolution in federalism
in light of the Supreme Court’s recent decisions and the legacy of
the Rehnquist Court. Ten constitutional law scholars, including St.
John’s School of Law Professors John Q.
Barrett and Timothy
Zick will address past decisions and the potential influence of
a new Supreme Court on federalism’s future.
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Recent Supreme Court decisions have favored the states, limited
some federal powers, and strengthened the immunity of states from
private lawsuits, states the Symposium’s brochure. “Federalism’s
strengths, and its weaknesses, have recently been exposed by
governmental responses to natural disasters and terrorism,” the
Analyst Jeffrey Toobin Is Lunch
Assessing the events of the past and the outlook for the
future is an impressive mix of nationally-prominent law professors,
practitioners, and commentators, including luncheon speaker Jeffrey
Toobin, staff writer for The New Yorker and Senior Legal
Analyst for CNN. Yale Law School Professor Akhil Reed Amar, author
of America’s Constitution: A Biography, will give the
opening lecture at 10 a.m. Registration and a breakfast begin at
9:30 a.m. in the ground-floor School of Law solarium.
Organized by Professors John Q. Barrett and Timothy Zick, the
program qualifies for 2.5 continuing legal education credits; St.
John’s School of Law is an accredited provider of continuing legal
education in New York State. Registration for attorneys
requesting CLE credit is $55. Admission for law students and other
attendees not requesting CLE credit is complimentary.
Pre-registration is required for members of the public.
For additional information, please contact Nancy Holihan Brady,
Manager of School of Law Special Events, at (718) 990-1946.