McKinney School of Law presenting review of major 2013 U.S. Supreme Court decisions

  • Sept. 20, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Robert H. McKinney School of Law next week will present a forum reviewing the major 2013 decisions handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The forum, “Looking Back: Major Cases From the United States Supreme Court in 2013,” will take place from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the Wynne Courtroom and Atrium at Inlow Hall, 530 W. New York St. in Indianapolis.

Forum speakers are McKinney professors Shawn Boyne, Jennifer Drobac, George Edwards, David Orentlicher and Michael Pitts, each an expert in one of the several fields affected by recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions. The five faculty members of the law school, on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus, will discuss the Supreme Court’s recent cases on criminal law, voting rights, same-sex marriage and international human rights law. 

“At Tuesday's forum, Hoosiers will learn about significant changes in law that will affect citizens in all walks of life,” Drobac said. “For example, I will be addressing the Windsor decision and the federal government's recognition of same-sex marriage. Windsor has already created tax and inheritance law changes. It affects spouses and children, and may influence sister state recognition of same-sex marriage.”

The forum opens with faculty presentations followed by a question-and-answer session. A reception begins at 6 p.m.

Attendance offers 1.5 hours of Indiana CLE credit.

The forum is free of charge, but registration  is required.

Professor Jennifer Drobac

Professor Jennifer Drobac

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