TU Law to Examine 2005-05 Supreme Court Decisions

From the war on terrorism and voting rights to the death penalty and employment discrimination, The University of Tulsa Law School will be reviewing U.S. Supreme Court decisions from the 2005-2006 judicial year. The annual Supreme Court Review is sponsored by the Tulsa Law Review and will be held Friday, December 1 from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at John Rogers Hall on the TU campus.

“This review offers the public the opportunity to be more acquainted with the law and what our courts are doing,” says Misty Watt, editor-in-chief of the student-run Tulsa Law Review. “By understanding the Supreme Court and its decisions, we hope to get more people talking about the issues that have a large impact on our society.”

Watt said featured speakers include hometown legal experts such as the Honorable Greg Frizzell and noted law faculty from The University of Tulsa, the University of Iowa and the University of Puget Sound.

Mark Tushnet, from Harvard Law School, is the featured speaker and will give a summary of the 2005-2006 Supreme Court term. Tushnet, a former law clerk for Justice Thurgood Marshall, is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Harvard. He previously taught at Georgetown University Law Center and is a well-known visiting professor at the University of Texas, the University of Southern California, Columbia University and New York University.

“We are honored to bring some of the nation’s leading legal scholars here to address the issues that impact all of us,” said Gary Allison, TU law professor and program speaker. “Our hope is that people who attend the review will say, ‘Now I really know what happened and how legal issues can directly impact me.’”

The Supreme Court Review is free for the general public.

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