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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Friday, September 11, 2009

Conference on the Fourth Amendment at Texas Tech

Loewy Arnold Loewy (pictured) reports that the Fourth Annual Texas Tech Symposium on Criminal Law/Procedure will be held on April 8-9, 2010. This year’s theme is “The Fourth Amendment.” There is no charge for law professors; the first ten law professors that tell Professor Loewy they would like to attend are welcome to attend all of the symposium meals at no charge. 

The schedule of events is as follows:


7:00 p.m.—Opening Dinner



9:00-9:15—Welcoming Remarks from various University and Law School Officials

9:15-9:45—Opening Address: Arnold Loewy (Texas Tech)

10:00-12:00--- Panel  1: How Important is (should) History be to resolving 4th Amendment questions, and how good (or bad) a job does the Supreme Court do in construing history?—Panelists: Morgan Cloud (Emory), Tom Davies (Tennessee), Andy Taslitz (Howard), George Thomas (Rutgers—Newark). Moderator: Darryl Brown (Virginia).

12:00-1:15--- Luncheon: Keynote Speaker—Erwin Chemerinsky (Cal.—Irvine)

1:15-3:15--- Panel 2: What value(s) is (are) the 4th Amendment intended to serve?---Panelists: Paul Butler (George Washington), Tom Clancy (Mississippi), Larry Rosenthal (Chapman), Carol Steiker (Harvard). Moderator: Wayne Logan (Florida State)

3:30-5:30---Panel 3: Is the exclusionary rule a good (the best) way of enforcing 4th Amendment value(s)?---Panelists: Catherine Hancock (Tulane), David Harris (Pittsburgh), Ken Starr (Pepperdine), Scott Sundby (Washington & Lee). Moderator: Ron Rychlak (Mississippi)

5:30-6:30---Wine and Cheese where participants can mingle with audience

 7:30---Closing Dinner

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