Government Speech and the Establishment Clause (Part 2)

FRI, NOV 19, 2010 (42:23)

The 2010-2011 Case Western Reserve University Law Review Symposium addresses limits on government speech and the government's ability to claim speech as its own in both restricting and compelling speech. Panel two examines the extent to which the government can control school curricula and restrict the work of law school clinics.

This is the 2nd panel for Case Western Reserve University's conference, Government's Ability to Compel and Restrict Speech.

+ BIO: Jessie Hill

Ms. Hill joined the faculty in 2003 after practicing First Amendment and civil rights law with the firm of Berkman, Gordon, Murray & DeVan in Cleveland. Before entering private practice, Ms. Hill worked at the Reproductive Freedom Project of the national ACLU office in New York, litigating challenges to state-law restrictions on reproductive rights. She also served as law clerk to the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Ms. Hill's teaching focuses on constitutional law, federal civil procedure, civil rights, reproductive rights, and law and religion. Her scholarship has been published in the Michigan Law Review and the Texas Law Review, among others.

+ BIO: Caroline Corbin

Professor Corbin holds a B.A. from Harvard University (1991) and a J.D. from Columbia Law School (2001). She was a James Kent Scholar while at Columbia Law School, where she also won the Pauline Berman Heller Prize and the James A. Elkins Prize for Constitutional Law. Following law school, she clerked for the Hon. M. Blane Michael of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She then litigated as a pro bono fellow at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and as an attorney at the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project. She completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Columbia Law School immediately prior to joining the University of Miami faculty. Professor Corbin’s primary area of research is the First Amendment, and her articles have appeared in the New York University Law Review, UCLA Law Review, and Boston University Law Review.

+ BIO: Mary Jean Dolan

Mary Jean Dolan joined the faculty in 2007 and teaches Constitutional Law, Family Law, Lawyering Skills, and Religion & Law. She has written and presented extensively on the First Amendment, an area in which she gained expertise by writing laws and policies for the City of Chicago. In 2009, the amicus brief she authored for the International Municipal Lawyers' Association was cited and relied on by the United States Supreme Court majority in Pleasant Grove City v. Summum. Professor Dolan's articles have appeared in journals including the Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy, the William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal, the Catholic University Law Review, the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, and the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly.

Professor Dolan also has taught as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Florida and IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she developed scholarly interest in family law, feminist theory, and legal pedagogy. She clerked for Judge Ilana Rovner, then on the US District Court, worked as an associate at Mayer Brown in Chicago, and was an editor of the Northwestern University Law Review.

+ BIO: Douglas Laycock

Douglas Laycock is one of the nation's leading authorities on the law of remedies and also on the law of religious liberty.

Before joining Virginia's faculty in 2010, Laycock served as the Yale Kamisar Collegiate Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School. Prior to that he taught for 25 years at the University of Texas and for five years at the University of Chicago.

Laycock has testified frequently before Congress and has argued many cases in the courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He is the author of the leading casebook Modern American Remedies; the award-winning monograph The Death of the Irreparable Injury Rule; and many articles in the leading law reviews. He has co-edited a collection of essays, Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty, and he recently published Religious Liberty, Volume I: Overviews and History, the first of a four-volume collection of his many writings on religious liberty. He is vice president of the American Law Institute, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the 2009 winner of the National First Freedom Award from the Council on America's First Freedom.

Laycock earned his B.A. from Michigan State University and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.

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