Aronberg Goldgehn Hosting "Current Topics in the Supreme Court" Featuring University of Chicago Law School Professors Geoffrey Stone, Aziz Huq and David Strauss


On Thursday, June 1, 2017, Aronberg Goldgehn is hosting “Current Topics in the Supreme Court,” a panel discussion featuring University of Chicago Law School Professors Geoffrey Stone, Aziz Huq and David Strauss, who are three of the nation's leading constitutional and Supreme Court scholars. The discussion is an event of the university’s Alumni Law Society.

The panelists will spend an hour discussing the ramifications and inside-the-beltway dealings behind the Merrick Garland/Neil Gorsuch episode along with the major issues facing the Supreme Court today, including partisan gerrymandering. Given the short- and long-term implications of both the make-up of the Court and the issues the Court will decide, this lively discussion is not to be missed.

The panel discussion kicks off the university's annual Alumni Weekend.


5:30 p.m. - Registration and Networking
6:00 p.m. - Panel Discussion
7:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception and Additional Networking


Seating is available to the first 75 who register. The event is open to all lawyers who are graduates of any part of the university.



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About the Panelists

David Strauss is the Gerald Ratner Distinguished Service Professor of Law and the Faculty Director of the Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic at the University of Chicago. He is the author of “The Living Constitution,” Oxford University Press, 2010, as well as many academic and popular articles, and he is at work on a book on constitutional interpretation. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a co-editor of the “Supreme Court Review,” and he is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the American Constitution Society. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard and Georgetown. He has served as an Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States, in the Office of Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice, and as Special Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee. He has argued 18 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and he was a Marshall Scholar at Magdalen College, Oxford.

Geoffrey R. Stone is the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. After serving as a law clerk to Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., of the Supreme Court of the United States, Mr. Stone joined the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School in 1973. Mr. Stone has served as dean of the University of Chicago Law School (1987-1994) and Provost of the University of Chicago (1994-2002). Mr. Stone is the author or co-author of many books on constitutional law. His most recent book, “Sex and the Constitution”, explores the history of sex, religion, law and constitutional law from the ancient world to the present. Among Mr. Stone’s many other books on constitutional law, “Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime” (2004) received eight national book awards, including the Robert F. Kennedy Award for the Best Book of the Year, the Los Angeles Times’s Award for the Best Book of the Year in the field of History, and Harvard University’s Award for the Best Book of the Year in Public Affairs. Mr. Stone is chief editor of a 21-volume series, “Inalienable Rights”, which is being published by the Oxford University Press, an editor of the Supreme Court Review, a former chair of the Board of the American Constitution Society, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Law Institute, and the National Advisory Council of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Aziz Huq’s teaching and research interests include constitutional law, criminal procedure, federal courts, and legislation. His scholarship concerns the interaction of constitutional design with individual rights and liberties. Two recent pieces have respectively garnered the AALS Junior Scholars Paper Competition Award in Criminal Law and been selected for the Harvard/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum. Before joining the Law School faculty, Prof. Huq worked as Associate Counsel and then Director of the Liberty and National Security Project of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, litigating cases in both the U.S. Courts of Appeals and the Supreme Court. He was also a Senior Consultant Analyst for the International Crisis Group, researching constitutional design and implementation in Pakistan, Nepal, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. He clerked for Judge Robert D. Sack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and then for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the Supreme Court of the United States. He is also a 1996 summa cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a 2001 graduate of Columbia Law School, where he was awarded the John Ordronaux Prize. In 2015, Prof. Huq received the Graduating Students Award for Teaching Excellence.

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