The School of Law will host the annual Case Western Reserve University Law Review Symposium Friday, Nov. 3, from 9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. in Gund Hall, Room A59. The focus of this year’s event will be judicial conduct, ethics and reform.
Following a series of high-profile ethics inquiries and calls for judicial reform, this program is intended to provide a platform for ripe debate and analysis.
The Law Review is a student-edited, scholarly publication dealing with subjects of general interest in the legal profession. Each year, the executive symposium editor selects a topic for the Law Review Symposium and arranges for legal scholars, researchers, and professionals to present and discuss their work.
“My inspiration for this year’s symposium came early last fall when I learned that the Supreme Court justices are not bound by a formal ethics code, unlike their counterparts in the lower federal courts,” said Kelsey Moore, a third-year law student and the executive symposium editor. “I found it fascinating and the topic became all the more timely as high-profile ethical inquiries concerning not only the justices, but also state court judges, repeatedly emerged.”
Speakers include law school professors from Syracuse, Cornell, Cleveland State and Case Western Reserve; as well as public-policy attorneys from the Brennan Center for Justice and the University of Wisconsin Law School’s State Democracy Research Initiative. There also will be two sitting judges in attendance.
The symposium is open to the public. There is a cost to attend only for lawyers who want to obtain Continuing Legal Education credit.