On Thursday, October 20th at 12:00 p.m., several professors will preview the 2011-12 Supreme Court Term for interested students in the student lounge just off Main Street in the Main Law Building.
The event is the first in the “Pizza with the Professors” series in which Professors will discuss current legal topics with students. Free pizza and beverages will be provided, and students are encouraged to attend.
The speakers for Ocotber 20th and their topics are as follows:Stephen Friedman
: In CompuCredit Corp. v. Greenwood
the Supreme Court is called on to find the balance between Congress's desire to protect consumers from credit repair scams and Congress's strong policy in favor of resolving disputes through arbitration. Alan Garfield: FCC v. Fox Television Stations
: At issue is television indecency and whether or not the government's current TV indecency enforcement policies regarding profanity and sexual content violate the free speech and due process rights of broadcasters.Jules Epstein: Perry v. New Hampshire
: The Court will look at governing law on when eyewitness identification testimony may be suppressed as unreliable, the first re-examination of this issue in 30-plus years.Verne Smith: National Meat Association v. Harris
will examine the question of whether the Federal Meat Inspection Act trumps a California law that mandates euthanasia of animals who are too sick or infirm to walk into a slaughterhouse to be killed for human consumption.Leonard Sosnov: US v Jones
. The issue is whether the prolonged use of a Gps tracking device is a search requiring a warrant. The government secretly attached it to the car. Also, Florence v County of Burlington: The issue is whether without any reasonable suspicion a jail can do a strip search of every arrestee, including those arrested for the most minor of offenses.
The next event in the series will be held on Thursday, November 3rd. Visiting Professor Steven Steinglass
will speak about section 1983 [federal civil rights] litigation, with the focus being what every law student should know about civil rights litigation
The final “Pizza with the Professors” event of the semester will take place on Monday, November 14th and will feature Distinguished Professor David Hodas
speaking about environmental regulations.