Conversations

Law of the Land: The Supreme Court’s Year In Review, 2016

  • July 6, 2016

Overview

The Supreme Court of the United States is the branch of government with the most mystery, and curiosity. The proceedings are not televised, and yet many are fascinated by the goings on at the high court, despite having little understanding of the cases decided there, and what they mean for most people. FOLCS is proud to announce a new annual summer program, in partnership with 92Y, Law of the Land: The Supreme Court’s Year in Review. We will take you in inside the Court’s major rulings and discuss their bearing on past and future cases. Moreover, this year offers the added intrigue of a new presidential appointment to the bench.

Join us with Adam Liptak of The New York Times, Dahlia Lithwick of Slate, NPR’s award-winning legal affairs correspondent, Nina Totenberg, Professor Kenji Yoshino and Dean Trevor Morrison of the NYU School of Law, along with our director and moderator, Thane Rosenbaum, for a fascinating new program.

*CLE CREDIT for this event was approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for attorneys to earn 1.5 transitional and non-transitional credits of CLE in the Areas of Professional Practice. New York University School of Law has a financial hardship policy. For more information on FOLCS’ CLE offerings, please contact Erin Bundra at erin.bundra@folcs.org.  

About Conversations

Why is the discussion of big ideas on topics ranging from politics, foreign affairs, human rights, and civil society always treated as occasions for shouting matches and coarsened debate? Why are artists endlessly inspired to create novels, TV shows, and films about the law? Why is the public so fascinated by the legal system and justice at work? Join us, listen in, and participate in the Conversations at the Forum on Law, Culture & Society.

The Conversations take place in a dynamic and engaging town hall setting at the Time Warner Headquarters and at the 92nd Street Y where big ideas and hot-button topics, important political issues, and influential newsmakers all come alive. Engage with government leaders, contemporary artists, public intellectuals, and legal professionals. Discover how law and justice are integrated into the broader culture. Discuss the big issues of the day. And listen to smart, witty and entertaining talk at the Forum.