This year's symposium, "Modern Federal Judicial Selection," will be co-hosted with collaborating Professor Carl Tobias from the University of Richmond School of Law. Accusations, recriminations, paybacks and partisan disputes have plagued federal judicial selection and have worsened during the Obama Administration, as manifested by the recent, unprecedented standoff over filling Justice Scalia’s vacancy. This symposium assembles a broad spectrum of scholars to evaluate the modern federal judicial selection process. It explores important aspects of the contemporary process, including diversity and the roles of the branches of government during the selection process. This symposium will discuss the history of the selection process, the role of diversity in selection, and suggest future improvements.
The symposium will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 2260. All are welcome to attend.
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