Elon Law Review symposium to explore the American judiciary

The Elon Law Review hosts a program on Nov. 4, 2016, that will examine the influence of the judiciary on politics and culture in an era of deep distrust in government.

Elon Law Review National Symposium:
“The Judicial System’s Role in A Contemporary American Society”

Friday, November 4, 2016
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
Elon University School of Law – Room 207
201 N. Greene Street
Greensboro, NC 27401

For more information, email lawreview@elon.edu.

The program will focus on the influence of the judiciary in today’s political and cultural climate. Esteemed panelists will discuss the selection of judges, the role of judges in voting rights issues, and the role of judges in shaping society, looking at the respective qualities of judicial enforcement, judicial restraint, and judicial activism. Lawyers and Elon Law community members are invited to attend. The symposium counts toward 4 hours of CLE credit. Lunch will be provided. 

RSVP required. Register Here.

Program Details

8:30 – Registration
9:20 – Welcome & Introduction
9:40 – Panel 1: Judicial Election v. Judicial Selection
11:00 – Break 
11:15 – Panel 2: The Judicial System’s Role in Voting Rights
12:30 – Lunch Break 
1:30 – Panel 3: Judicial Enforcement, Judicial Restraint, and Judicial Activism
2:45 – Closing Remarks

Program Subject to Change


Evan Bernick, Assistant Director, Center for Judicial Engagement at the Institute for Justice
Michael Crowell, Former Partner, Tharrington Smith

Clarke Dummit, Founder and Partner, Dummit Fradin
The Hon. James Exum, Retired Chief Justice, North Carolina Supreme Court
Scott Gaylord, Professor, Elon University School of Law
Michael J. Gerhardt, Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Amos N. Jones, Associate Professor, Campbell University School of Law

William “Bill” Marshall, Kenan Professor of Law, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
The Hon. Paul Newby, Associate Justice, North Carolina Supreme Court
Patricia Perkins, Assistant Professor, Elon University School of Law

Justin Wedeking, Associate Professor, University of Kentucky