Join moderator Mark Croatti and three professors from the University of Baltimore's School of Law for an all-day presentation on Saturday, April 21, focusing on four case studies involving some of the most influential and widely discussed court decisions in American history. The cases will debate the rights of children suffering from parental abuse; illegally seized evidence; and along those lines, the legal status of DNA samples obtained through probable cause; and finally, on what grounds the decision to deny Dred Scott his freedom was made. Who were the parties and what was at stake? What were the major points of the cases and why did the courts rule the way they did? How have these decisions affected similar disputes since those rulings? Would a jury today reach the same conclusion? The class embarks on a legal journey to discover the surprising foundations of modern United States case law.
For a complete outline of the course and information about the lecturers, see the Odyssey spring course catalog.
910.811.01 Homewood campus
Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. lunch break (bring your own)
Cost: $116 (one session)
JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80 percent tuition remission. Contact 410-516-8516 for more information. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount.