Vikram Amar is a Distinguished Professor of Law at UC Davis School of Law and a Professor of Law and Former Dean at the University of Illinois College of Law on the Urbana-Champaign campus. Before beginning his previous role as Dean at Illinois Law in 2015, he was a professor and administrator at various law schools within the University of California system, including the UC Davis School of Law, the UCLA School of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law, and UC Hastings College of Law. Read More ›
Professors Amar and Dorf will discuss the leading cases the Supreme Court decided in its most recent Term, as well as those issues that the Court failed to address. Topics will include: race-based affirmative action in higher education admissions; judicial review of political gerrymandering; conflicts between free speech and anti-discrimination law; validity of administrative student debt forgiveness; state regulation of animal welfare; Indian Child Welfare Act's preference for adoption by tribal members; Title 42 border policy; social media company liability for third-party content; and more. Time permitting, Professors Amar and Dorf will also discuss calls for a binding ethics code for Supreme Court justices.This presentation is approved for one hour of General MCLE credit* in California.
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Cornell Law School
Michael C. Dorf teaches constitutional law, federal courts, and related subjects at Cornell Law School. He has authored or co-authored six books and over one hundred scholarly articles and essays for law journals and peer-reviewed science and social science journals. He also writes a bi-weekly column for Justia’s Verdict and publishes a popular blog, Dorf on Law. Dorf received his undergraduate and law degrees from Harvard. Read More ›