Annual US Supreme Court Watch 2013: Preview of the Coming Term

Seattle, Washington
Friday, October 11, 2013
Annual US Supreme Court Watch 2013: Preview of the Coming Term
Friday, October 11, 2013 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Pacific Time)

Seattle University School of Law
Sullivan Hall, Room C5 and Webcast
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98122
United States

Course Overview:
  You will be on the edge of your seat during this fast-paced program as we highlight the hottest cases currently docketed for U.S. Supreme Court review.  SU Law faculty experts will walk through the coming term, giving you their analysis and predictions for the big ticket cases and identifying lower profile cases that are poised to become important sleepers.  In addition to discussing specific cases, the speakers will provide context, exploring Supreme Court trends and the personalities of the various Justices.  These cases are history in the making involving issues you will not only see in the news but will also feel in your practice.  Space is limited.


6 CLE Credits Approved (0 ethics) in-person and live videostream webcast.

Agenda:               For Speaker Biographies, please click on name of Speaker.

8:30 9:00            Registration opens, coffee & tea service with asst. breakfast breads
9:00 – 9:30            Introductory Remarks: Trends and Voting Patterns in Recent Terms
                                 Professor Andrew Siegel, Program Chairperson
9:30 – 10:45         Individual Rights Cases:

                               Free Speech, Religion, and Affirmative Action

                                        Professors David Skover & Christian Halliburton

10:45 – 11:00      Break

11:00 – 12:15      Criminal Law and Procedure Roundup:

                               So Many Cases & Issues; So Little Time

                                       Professors Deborah Ahrens & Anna Roberts

12:15 – 1:15        Lunch - On your own    CLICK HERE FOR LOCAL RESTAURANTS

1:15-2:45             Civil Procedure, Administrative Law, and Federalism:

                               A Big Term Brewing? 

Professors Brooke ColemanBill Sherman & Andrew Siegel

2:45 – 3:00           Break

3:00 - 4:30            Private Law:

                               Labor, Securities, IP, and More
                                       Professors Charlotte Garden & Diane Dick
4:30                       Course Evaluations and Adjourn

Webcast Participants, download a Course Evaluation form HERE.

Sherman PPT

Course Materials:  The following cases and links to SCOTUS Blog are for reference purposes and further reading in accordance with your interests. You will not need to have the cases printed for the CLE program. Guest wireless access will be available in the classroom.
Statistical Memo on the October 2012 Term
Case List for October Term 2013
Additional materials on cases of import:
McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission
Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action

DaimlerChrysler AG v. Bauman
Kansas v. Cheever
Walden v. Fiore
Bond v. United States
Town of Greece v. Galloway
Unite Here Local 355 v. Mulhall
Mount Holly v. Mt. Holly Gardens Citizens in Action, Inc
Environmental Protection Agency v. EME Homer City Generation
McCullen v. Coakley
National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning
Navarette v. California
Burt v. Titlow
White v. Woodall
BG Group PLC v. Republic of Argentina
Chadbourne & Parke LLP v. Troice
Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkison
Law v. Siegel
U.S. v. Woods

In-person at Seattle University School of Law
$195 General Registration
$175  Employed by Non-Profit or Gov't Entity
$165  SU Law Alumni Class 2010 and earlier
$125  SU Law Alumni Classes 2011, 2012 and 2013
Free for SU Law Faculty, Staff & Current SU Law Students
Live videostream webcast
$185  Per Person Video Webcast (one price for all registrant categories)


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Payment by Credit Card is the default method. Other payment methods are explained below:

    Payment by check:
     Please make check payable to Seattle University School of Law and attach or include information identifying the registrant(s) and program attending. Mail to Seattle University School of Law CLE Department,  901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall, Seattle WA 98122-1090. Please call 206-398-4233 with any payment questions.

    Group Registration:  Applicable fees for all registrants in a group will be charged to the first person registered in the group as one transaction. If different members of the group are paying individually (for example with different credit cards), individual registrations are required.

    Cancellations:  The last day to cancel your registration for this program is 5:00pm Friday October 4, 2013.  Thereafter, refunds are not permitted. However, substitute attendees are welcome.
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