Lectures & Events

“The Rehnquist Court and Beyond: A Look to the Past and to the Future”
The Frank J. Battisti Memorial Lecture
NOV 17, 2005
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)

  • Examining the trends of Chief Justice Rehnquist's legacy on constitutional law

  • What might we expect from a Supreme Court with two new Justices?

  • Future implications on the development of constitutional law beyond Rehnquist's Court

Speaker Information
Erwin Chemerinsky
Alston & Bird Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at Duke University Law School

Erwin ChemerinskyErwin Chemerinsky is a nationally renowned professor of constitutional law and federal civil procedure, currently teaching at Duke University Law School. He has argued several cases before the Supreme Court and testified many times before committees of the United States Congress, the California Legislature, and the Los Angeles City Council. Professor Chemerinsky has published four books, over one-hundred law review articles, and a regular column on the U.S. Supreme Court carried by Trial Magazine, California Lawyer, and the Los Angeles Daily Journal.
Additional Information
Frank J. BattistiPromoting the Battisti Legacy
The Frank J. Battisti Memorial Lecture series was established in 1995 by Judge Frank J. Battisti's law clerks and the Battisti family to encourage an examination of areas to which Judge Battisti made special contributions - civil rights, the role of an independent judiciary, the administration of justice and the art of judging, the relationship between religion, morality, and the law, and legal history - thereby continuing his quest to bring legal reasoning to bear on the human experience. A judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio from 1961 to 1994, Judge Battisti is most remembered for his rulings in Cleveland's long-running school desegregation case and for expanding civil rights.

Free and open to the public. Reception following lecture.

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