Friday, August 28, 2009

Supreme Court Clinic hosts DC Conference

Attorneys, judges, academics, and students are invited to attend a half-day conference on the Supreme Court’s changing docket and current proposals to reform the certiorari process Friday, September 18, 2009, at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The conference, “Important Questions of Federal Law—Assessing the Supreme Court’s Case Selection Process,” is sponsored by the Yale Law School Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic and the Yale Law Journal Online.

The conference begins at 9 a.m. with welcome remarks by Charles Rothfeld, clinical visiting lecturer in law at Yale Law School and counsel at the firm of Mayer Brown in Washington, D.C. It concludes at 1 p.m.

Panelists including leading scholars, jurists, and members of the Supreme Court bar will lead a lively discussion on the past, present, and future of the discretionary docket.

Admission, including breakfast, is free of charge, but pre-registration is required. More information and a registration form are available here. The National Press Club is located at 529 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C.

The program is made possible through the generous support of the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fund.