Sep 17 2019

Constitution Day 2019: Professor Adam Winkler

September 17, 2019

12:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location

UIC John Marshall Law School

Address

300 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60604

Cost

$0-$20

Constitution Day 2019
Adam Winkler
Professor of Law
UCLA School of Law

Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/constitution-day-2019-prof-adam-winkler-registration-70663038049

Noon  (Session 1)
"We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights"
This talk will chronicle the astonishing story of one of the most successful yet least known civil rights movements in American history: the fight to win constitutional rights for business corporations, thus, uncovering the roots of Citizens United and how that controversial Supreme Court decision was the capstone of a two-hundred-year struggle over corporate personhood and constitutional protections for business.

CLE: Illinois-1 hour of general credit per lecture (approval pending)
CLE credit is extended to Illinois attorneys only. Attorneys who need CLE from other states are welcome to apply to their jurisdictions on their own. The extension of CLE credit is subject to each state approval.
Attorneys seeking CLE credit must sign in and out at the registration desk.

Cost: Non- Law Students- No Charge
Non- Law Facutly/Staff- CLE Lecture, No Charge, Lunch-$20.00

5 p.m. (Session 2)
"Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America"
This talk will show how gun rights and gun control have coexisted throughout American history, and will offer surprising insight into America’s gun culture, the Second Amendment, and the National Rifle Association. It reveals how the Ku Klux Klan began as a gun control organization; how the frontier towns of the Wild West had the strictest gun laws in the country and very little gun violence; and how race and racism have long shaped our regulation of guns. Using the lessons of this history, this talk maps out a way to break the current stalemate on guns and restore reason to the gun debate.CLE: Illinois-1 hour of general credit per lecture (approval pending)
CLE credit is extended to Illinois attorneys only. Attorneys who need CLE from other states are welcome to apply to their jurisdictions on their own. The extension of CLE credit is subject to each state approval.
Attorneys seeking CLE credit must sign in and out at the registration desk.

Cost: Non-Law Student- No Charge
Non-Law Faculty/Staff - CLE Lecture, No Charge, Dinner- $20.

Both books will be available to purchase and signed by the author, Prof. Adam Winkler.

A professor at UCLA School of Law, Adam Winkler is a specialist in constitutional law, the Supreme Court, and gun policy. His book We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights received the 2018 Scribes Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the ABA Legal Gavel Award, and the California Book Award. He is also the author of Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America, which did not win any awards but was once the subject of a question on Jeopardy!. He is one of the twenty most cited legal scholars in court opinions, and his writing has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Review of Books, Washington Post, Atlantic, Slate, and the New Republic. Prior to joining the UCLA faculty, he clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and practiced law in Los Angeles.

Contact

UIC John Marshall Law School

Date posted

Sep 11, 2019

Date updated

Sep 11, 2019