Lectures & Events

Baker v. Carr after 50 Years: Appraising the Reapportionment Revolution
The Law Review Symposium
NOV 4, 2011
8:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
CLE Credit
Approved for 6 hours of in-person CLE credit
$100.00 for Case Law Alumni
$200.00 for all other attorneys

Next year marks the 50th anniversary of Baker v. Carr, the ruling that established the one-person/one-vote principle and led to profound changes in the way legislative districts are drawn at every level of government. U.S. federal courts are regularly embroiled in resolving districting and apportionment disputes, which have profound implications for the distribution of political power and influence throughout the nation as well as for the way public policies are made at the national, state, and local levels. Legal scholars and social scientists will address the many questions that have arisen from Baker v. Carr, including principles of districting, the nature of representation, voting rights, and the capacity of courts to resolve districting and apportionment disputes.
Speaker Information
Samuel IssacharoffSamuel Issacharoff
Bonnie and Richard Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law
New York University School of Law

Featured speaker Professor Samuel Issacharoff is one of the pioneers in the law of the political process and a co-author of the seminal Law of Democracy casebook. He was a Reporter for the Project on Aggregate Litigation of the American Law Institute. His research deals with issues in civil procedure (complex litigation, class actions), law and economics, constitutional law (voting rights and electoral systems), and employment law. Professor Issacharoff is a 1983 graduate of Yale Law School. After clerking, he worked as a voting rights lawyer. He then began his teaching career at the University of Texas in 1989, moved to Columbia Law School In 1999, and joined the New York University faculty in 2005. Author of more than 100 books and articles, Professor Issacharoff is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Additional Information
Free and open to the public. Registration required by October 28, 2011.
Continuing legal education credit available, pending approval, for a $200 fee.

At one-hour CLE activities, Ohio Supreme Court regulations require attorneys to be present for the entire hour to obtain credit. Therefore, registration for one-hour lectures will close at the time the event is scheduled to start. Everyone is welcome to attend the lecture, but we cannot submit CLE credit for late arrivals.

At events longer than one hour, we will submit credit based on an attorney’s arrival time and duration of attendance, but no less than the minimum of one full hour of attendance.

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There is no law school parking, however, public parking, for a fee, is available in the Cleveland Botanical Garden parking underground garage. Also, meter parking might be available.

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