Bruce Ledewitz, Adrian Van Kaam Endowed Chair in Scholarly Excellence and Professor of Law at the Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University will co-host the Wisconsin Law Review 2022 Symposium October 28-29, 2002. Each year the Law Review selects its symposium theme based on a major issue in American law from a competitive call for proposals. This year, the Wisconsin Law Review selected the topic of Controlling the Supreme Court Now and "far into the future."
The chosen topic for the symposium is addressing the major issues surrounding the
Supreme Court today. This topic was proposed by Ledewitz and fellow symposium co-host
Eric Segall, Ashe Family Chair Professor of Law at Georgia State University College
Ledewitz will give the Opening Address of the Symposium. He is the author of The Universe Is on Our Side and will address nihilism and control of the Supreme Court.
According to the symposium's website, "The symposium represents the first opportunity for a national panel of constitutional experts to reflect on the extraordinary events of this past Supreme Court term, from overruling Roe v. Wade to new interpretive approaches in the areas of religion, gun rights and administrative law."
"This theme was derived last term as a response to the events we saw coming. This topic was set up before it happened; nobody could get into the water faster. The symposium starts right at the beginning of the next term. How did the Court do this, how do we respond, and what is the legal path now that all of this is happening," Ledewitz said.
After Ledewitz and Segall speak and take comments, they will serve as the moderators for some of the symposium's panels.
"Some of it's loaded. It's about precedent and how it might be too far, too fast, and too quickly changing prior American law. But all sides are represented. Some of the discussions will be quite explosive," said Ledewitz.
Ledewitz teaches in the areas of state and federal constitutional law and jurisprudence, specializing in law and religion and law and the secular and is co-director of the Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne Univerity's Pennsylvania Constitution website. His biography may be found at duq.edu/law and his books and publications may be found on his website, bruceledewitz.com.