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Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center Department of Continuing Legal Education


The 30th Annual Leon D. Lazer

October 2017 Term Ending June 2018

Touro Law Center in Central Islip

Friday, October 26, 2018       8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Co-Sponsored With Practising Law Institute

6 hours of CLE credit





The United States Supreme Court last term rendered several vital decisions. The Court upheld the President’s Travel Ban, overturned compulsory union dues for public employees, held that California could not require “pregnancy crisis centers” to provide information about abortion services, and held that the police must generally obtain a warrant in order to engage in cell phone tracking. Other important decisions concerned arbitration of employment disputes, Congress’s attempt to compel the states to ban sports betting, automobile searches, a baker’s religious freedom to refuse to bake a cake for a gay wedding, political gerrymandering, and police misconduct litigation. These and numerous other decisions of last term will be discussed and analyzed at the program.

At the end of the last term Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement. The program will explore the likely impact of his retirement.

The highly accomplished faculty includes a law school Dean and constitutional scholar, a federal district court judge, a former law clerk to the Chief Justice of the United States, law school professors, civil rights experts, and trial and appellate litigators.

This well attended program is in its 30th year. It is a must for anyone interested in the United States Supreme Court and constitutional law.


8:30 am     Registration

9:00 am     Overview of October 2017 Term: Justice Kennedy's Retirement; Preview of New Term
                   Presenters: Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Prof. Emeritus Martin A. Schwartz

10:30 am    Voting Rights 
                   Presenter: Dean Erwin Chemerinsky

11:00 am    Break

11:15 am    Criminal Procedure
                   Moderator: Prof. Emeritus Martin A. Schwartz
                   Presenter: Hon. Joseph Bianco

12:00 pm    Travel Ban and Other Immigration Issues
                    Presenter: Prof. Marianne Artusio

12:30 pm    Lunch

1:30 pm      Freedom of Speech and Religion
                    Presenter: Prof. Eileen R.Kaufman

2:15 pm      Police Misconduct Litigation: A Discussion
                    Presenters: Frederick K. Brewington, Esq. and Prof. Emeritus Martin A. Schwartz

3:00 pm      Break

3:15 pm      Business Interests and Dispute Resolution
                    Presenter: Judson Littleton, Esq.

4:00 pm      Adjourn