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Lectures & Events

Business in the Roberts Court

Friday, September 23, 2016
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Approved for 4.5 hours of in-person CLE credit
$100.00 for Case Law Alumni
$200.00 for all other attorneys

This lecture will examine the current U.S. Supreme Court's approach to business law issues while analyzing what this posture means for important related cases in the upcoming Term.

In recent years, the Supreme Court appears to have taken a greater interest in "business" issues, leading to question whether this is a change in the Court's orientation, or if it is the natural outcome of the appellate process.

Is the Court "pro-business"? If so, in what ways do the Court's decisions support business interests and what does that mean for the law and the American public? Because business law and regulatory cases touch on many important legal doctrines and can have far-reaching effects, understanding the bases upon which the Supreme Court decides business-related cases is of tremendous importance to practitioners and academics.

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Event Location
Moot Courtroom (A59)
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

8:30 am – 9:00 am
Registration
9:00 am – 9:15 am
Welcome & Introduction
Jonathan H. Adler, Professor of Law, Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation, CWRU School of Law
9:15 am – 10:45 am
In Search of a Pro-Business Court
Jonathan H. Adler, Professor of Law, Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation, CWRU School of Law
James Copland, Senior Fellow, Director of Legal Policy, Manhattan Institute
Mitch Pickerill, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor in the Department of Political Science, Northern Illinois University
Karen Harned, Executive Director, National Federation of Independent Business
10:45 am – 11:00 am
Break
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Is the Roberts Court Pro-Business? A Look at Securities Law, Class Action Litigation and Regulation
Suzette Malveaux, Professor of Law, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Todd Henderson, Professor of Law, Mark Claster Mamolen Research Scholar, University of Chicago Law School
Catherine Sharkey, Crystal Eastman Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
Cassandra Robertson, Professor of Law, Laura B. Chisolm Distinguished Research Scholar, Director of the Center for Professional Ethics, CWRU School of Law
12:30 pm – 12:45 pm
Pick-up boxed lunches
12:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Looking Ahead at the 2016-17 Term and Beyond
Eric Murphy, State Solicitor of Ohio, Ohio Attorney General’s Office
Brianne Gorod, Chief Counsel, Constitutional Accountability Center
Andrew Grossman, Partner, Baker Hostetler
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Closing Remarks
Jonathan H. Adler, Professor of Law, Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation, CWRU School of Law
  
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