Briefing Room



FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on net neutrality

March 30, 2015

[listen to podcast] On Friday, March 27th, 2015 FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler gave the policymaker keynote address at the I/S Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society symposium: The Future of Internet Regulation.  Wheeler’s comments focus on the [...]


Panel discussion on “the Ferguson case” in the aftermath of the grand jury’s decision

December 3, 2014

[listen to the podcast] headphones may be required A standing-room only discussion on recent events in Ferguson, MO, on Tuesday, December 2, featured Moritz professors Joshua Dressler, Amna Akbar, Ric Simmons, and Sharon Davies. They discussed the legal standard for self-defense, [...]


2014 Bodiker Lecture featuring Barry Scheck

October 21, 2014

[listen to podcast] Co-director and co-founder of the project Barry C. Scheck shared his knowledge of the criminal justice system with the Moritz community on Oct. 7 when he presented the 2014 David H. Bodiker Lecture on Criminal Justice at the [...]

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2014 Lawrence Lecture featuring Grande H. Lum

September 30, 2014

[listen to podcast] In a time when race relations are again making national headlines, Director of the United States Department of Justice’s Community Relations Service (CRS) Grande H. Lum presented a talk on the importance of conflict resolution and the [...]

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Daniel P. Tokaji – McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission

December 12, 2013

Contribution limits in campaign spending were considered in a case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. Professor Daniel P. Tokaji offers this analysis.


Peter M. Shane – National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning

December 12, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court takes up the question of presidential power this term in a case addressing recess appointments. Professor Peter M. Shane, a national expert on presidential power, explains what questions are at the heart of National Labor Relations Board [...]


Arthur F. Greenbaum – Daimler AG v. Bauman

December 12, 2013

Professor Arthur F. Greenbaum offers a closer look at this U.S. Supreme Court case about personal jurisdiction. “This case will have the most impact of any case this term on clients and law practice. These issues are hard and very [...]


Christopher Walker – Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action

October 16, 2013

Professor Christopher Walker previews Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action,  the challenge to an amendment to the Michigan constitution that bans the use of affirmative action by public universities. The case was argued before the United States Supreme Court [...]


Cinnamon Carlarne – Environmental Protection Agency v. EME Homer City Generation

October 16, 2013

Professor Cinnamon Carlarne previews Environmental Protection Agency v. EME Homer City Generation, a case before the U.S. Supreme Court that examines the “complex questions of environmental law and administrative law,” she explains.

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Bodiker Lecture – Patrick J. Fitzgerald

October 8, 2013

Patrick J. Fitzgerald, a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, was the October 2013 Bodiker Lecturer. He discussed the policies and principles of if and when Miranda [...]

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bell hooks – Zimmerman verdict

October 4, 2013

In October 2013, bell hooks, an internationally known author and professor, discussed the implications of the George Zimmerman verdict on race, gender, and equality in America. hooks was interviewed by Professor Sharon Davies, director of the Kirwan Institute for the [...]


Students file Amicus Brief

March 16, 2012

Students in Professor Doug Berman’s Sentencing class last semester had a choice at the end of the semester: Take a four-hour exam, or write brief for the U.S. Supreme Court on a case involving juveniles sentenced to life without the [...]