The Thomas R. Kline School of Law will host “Major 2022-23 Supreme Court Cases: Duquesne Kline School of Law Faculty Explain” on Friday, September 22, 2023, in celebration of Constitution Day. This CLE is worth two substantive credits and will be held at Hanley Hall in room 303 and virtually. The event is free to students and the cost is $80 for those who are earning CLE credits.

This CLE will feature Duquesne Kline presenters who will discuss cases from the last term. The presenters include: Duquesne Kline professors Richard Heppner, Maryann Herman, Wilson Huhn, Rona Kaufman, Bruce Ledewitz, Marissa Meredith, Dana Neacsu, and Ann Schiavone.

These panelists will deliberate the implications of the Court's recent decisions in various areas, including free speech, affirmative action, discrimination, voting rights, environmental regulation, and property rights.

This is the second year for the event, which is held around Constitution Day to remember the basis of our country’s founding.

“Constitution Day commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. The meaning of the Constitution is central to the character of the United States. That meaning has always been highly contested, and right now it is being reevaluated and reconsidered throughout the legal system—in courtrooms and the halls of legislatures, in the offices of prosecutors and defenders, and in classrooms at law schools around the country. At Duquesne Kline we celebrate Constitution Day with events like this one, featuring thoughtful exploration and civil discussion of those current constitutional issues and debates,” said Heppner.

Professor Kate Norton, who along with Heppner serves as Co-Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship, views this important event as celebratory one that acknowledges the far-reaching and continuing influence of our Constitution.

Norton said, “Continuing with the success of last year’s Duquesne Law Faculty Explain program, once again we are offering the program for Constitution Day. It is imperative to critically evaluate these decisions by the Court to understand their impact on both the individual and society as a whole. Having the opportunity for our faculty, students, and alumni to discuss these decisions is a truly fitting event to celebrate Constitution Day.”


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September 14, 2023