Four professors from the University of Baltimore's School of Law will take part in an all-day legal seminar designed by Mark Croatti, focusing on four case studies involving some of the most controversial topics in the headlines today and the highly influential—and widely disputed—court decisions that were rendered. The cases include defending the rights of small businesses when confronted by corporate expansion; citizens versus the government over compliance with same-sex marriage laws and whether the issuing of marriage licenses to same-sex couples can be refused; the clash between state and federal government over the legality of marijuana; and the constitutional significance of questionable identification procedure techniques being conducted by the police across the country. 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? Are the court rulings we'll hear about the final word on these topics? The class embarks on a legal journey to discover the surprising foundations of modern U.S. case law.
Full descriptions of the sessions and information on the lecturers are on the Advanced Academic Programs website.
910.822.01 Homewood campus
Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., 12:15 to 1:30 lunch break (bring your own)
Cost: $113 (one session)
JHU full-time faculty/staff and spouses are eligible for 80% tuition remission. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact 410-516-8516 for more information.