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University Of Missouri-Kansas City School Of Law To Host Constitutional Rights Symposium

Publication Date: 
October 12, 2009
Missouri Lawyers Media

Legal scholars from across the country will delve into critical issues surrounding civil rights litigation later this month in Kansas City.

Professor Pamela Karlan, co-director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, is a lecturer at the "Enforcing Constitutional Rights in the 21st Century" symposium hosted by the University Of Missouri-Kansas City School Of Law:

A Stanford Law School professor will keynote the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law's Edward A. Smith/Bryan Cave Lecture and Symposium - "Enforcing Constitutional Rights in the 21st Century" - on Oct. 22 and Oct. 23.

The two-day event will kick off with a reception at 5 p.m. Oct. 22, followed by the 6 p.m. lecture from Pamela Karlan, co-director of Stanford Law School's Supreme Court Litigation Clinic.


Karlan, the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law at Stanford, specializes in constitutional law and litigation, which includes criminal procedure, civil rights and voting rights.

She co-wrote "Keeping Faith with the Constitution" and multiple casebooks, such as "Constitutional Law," "The Law of Democracy: Legal Structure of the Political Process" and "Civil Rights Actions: Enforcing the Constitution. "

"Widely mentioned as a potential Supreme Court nominee, Karlan was described in the Christian Science Monitor as 'simultaneously ideological, witty and charming' and in the New York Times as 'an Antonin Scalia for the left,' " a UMKC news release stated.

Karlan also is scheduled to speak at 10:45 a.m. during the Oct. 23 symposium, where she will review Ashcroft v. Iqbal and Pearson v. Callahan - two of what the law school described as "last term's most important civil rights cases. "