Conversations

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

  • July 6, 2017

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.

The Forum on Law, Culture & Society at NYU School of Law, and its partner, 92Y, continued its annual program, Law of the Land: the Supreme Court’s Year in Review. We took the audience inside the Court’s major rulings and discuss their bearing on past and future cases. And 2017 offered a new Supreme Justice.

A broad range of audience joined us with the CEO and Founder of Abrams Media and the Chief Legal Affairs Anchor for ABC News Dan Abrams, Supreme Court biographer and CNN legal analyst Joan Biskupic, and Dean Trevor Morrison and Professor Kenji Yoshino of NYU School of Law, along with our moderator Thane Rosenbaum for another fascinating look at the Supreme Court’s just-concluded term.

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, please contact Shervin Abachi at shervin.abachi@folcs.org.

 

 

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