Nevada State Bank Presents: We the People: A Conference on Constitutional Law

03/30/2013 - 9:00am
Thomas and Mack Moot Court Facility

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The Phi Alpha Delta chapter of the William S. Boyd School of Law, in partnership with Nevada State Bank, are pleased to announce their first annual "We The People" Constitutional Law Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The goal of this conference is to provide a modern and educational update to Phi Alpha Delta members on issues currently facing society and the Supreme Court of the United States. In addition, a networking center will be established for students from all over the country to meet, get acquainted, and hopefully stay in touch.

Keynote Speaker:
Dean Erwin Chemerinsky is one of the nation's most prominent and trusted legal minds and constitutional law experts. He has authored Constitutional Law texts and supplements that are revered by law students for their clarity and educational value.
Keynote Topic:
Same Sex Marriage in the Supreme Court

Honored Speaker:
Professor Leslie Griffin is nationally renowned for her work on constitutional issues involving religion and women's rights. She authored Law and Religion: Cases and Materials along with a myriad of law review articles on religion-based research.
Constitutional Topic:
Religion and the Constitution in Today's Society

Honored Speaker:
Honorable Judge Bruce Markell is a Las Vegas Bankruptcy Judge, co-author of Contracts textbooks and supplements, and author of the "Epic Fail" opinion featured on Above The Law. The opinion can be found here.
Constitutional Topic:
Common Mistakes New Lawyers Make (How to Avoid An 'Epic Fail')

Honored Speaker:
Clyde DeWitt, Esq. is a nationally renowned First Amendment attorney who has authored multiple journal articles and represented clients on important issues of First Amendment protection. His representation of Alameda Books before the 9th Circuit in 2011 resulted in a fascinating study of First Amendment concerns being balanced against the validity of state interests in deterring crime. (Alameda Books, Inc., et al. v. City of Los Angeles, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 108860 (C.D. Cal. 2008), 631 F.3d 1031 (9th Cir. 2011)).
Constitutional Topic:
Modern First Amendment Issues: Digital Concerns and Personal Freedoms.

Admission is free to all law students and members of the legal profession, including faculty, adjuncts, staff, attorneys, judges, clerks, etc. Priority seating is provided to Phi Alpha Delta members and invited guests.

Thank you to our chapter sponsors and event sponsors:
Supreme Court Sponsor: Nevada State Bank
District Court Sponsor: Fotobomb, LLC
Justice Court Sponsor: Hair’z Melinda
Justice Court Sponsor: Allstate Electric
Event Sponsor: LexisNexis
Event Sponsor: Wolters Kluwer