Wednesday, January 4, 2012

AALS Conference: Sessions of Special Interest

Top_logoThe annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools has started in D.C. and there are a number of sessions that should be of special interest to ConLawProfs.


Five of the hot topics sessions involve constitutional law issues:

Occupy Wall Street as a Transformative Social Movement: Its Meaning and Prospects for the Future,
(Thursday, 10:30 am - 12:15 pm)
Our Intensifying National Debate: Is Health Care Reform Constitutional?

(Friday, 10:30 am - 12:15 pm)
The Singular Legacy of Professor Derrick Bell,

(Friday, 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm)
Politics, Ethics, and the Supreme Court: The Present and Future of Supreme Court Recusal
(Friday, 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm)
Church Autonomy, the Ministerial Exception, and Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC

(Saturday, 10:30 am - 12:15 pm)

 The Section on Constitutional Law is sponsoring two panels, from 2:00-5:00 pm on Thursday, American Citizenship in the 21st Century and  Article V: To All Intents and Purposes, with the business meeting after the program.

The Section of Law and Religion is sponsoring Blasphemy, Religious Defamation, and Religious Nationalism: Threats to Civil Society from Religious Speech and Its Suppression.

The Section on Minority Groups is sponsoring Minority Conservatives and Their Impact on Constitutional Theory.

The Section on Professional Responsibility is sponsoring Does the First Amendment Protect Attorney Advice, Assistance, and Representation?

The Section on Legal History is sponsoring Was Emancipation Legal: Reflections on the Sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation.


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