Wisconsin Law Review symposium on federal judicial selection scheduled for Oct. 14

The Wisconsin Law Review will host its 2016 symposium, “Modern Federal Judicial Selection,” on Friday, Oct. 14, at University of Wisconsin Law School. The event is free and open to the public.

Kristine Lucius, chief counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee, will present the keynote address, and Professor Carl Tobias, University of Richmond School of Law, will serve as event co-host. They join symposium presenters in examining the history and current practice of judicial selection, discussing the roles diversity plays in appointments, and exploring possible reforms.

According to Lyndsey Bley, co-editor of the symposium, next month’s presidential election and the stalled Supreme Court nomination of Merrick Garland make this year's topic especially timely. “The future president could be selecting up to four Supreme Court nominees, which would greatly affect the Court’s decisions on important social and legal issues,” she says.

The Wisconsin Law Review is a student-run journal founded by UW Law School students and faculty in 1920. It includes legal analysis and commentary on local, state, national and international topics.

  

Submitted by Law School News on October 7, 2016

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