In celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s passage, the Law Center, through the Diversity and Professionalism Committee, is hosting a Traveling Exhibit on the 19th Amendment and its impact on equal rights issues. The exhibit can be viewed from 2/15 through 2/25 in the Law Library on the first floor.
February 18, 2020
The Second Amendment is undoubtedly a lynchpin of the American identity. The amendment has its roots in fear of tyrannical governments. The amendment states that amendment is to form a regulated militia. However, Heller effectively rendered the reading of the Second Amendment as to provide an individual right to bear arms. With the growing rate of gun violence in the United States, questions need to be asked and answered about the role guns have in American culture. Join the American Constitution Society for discussion about balancing the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms and the safety of fellow Americans. Is Scalia’s reading of the Second Amendment in Heller respectful of its text? What is the root cause of gun violence in America? What compromises can be made to solve the existential issues? Does Heller need to be revisited? Is there a limit on Second Amendment rights? Is gun control a slippery slope to government confiscation? Come with provoking thoughts, questions, and proposals and we look forward to seeing you at our third Where’s the Nuance? discussion.
This event will be a “how to” on all things related to finding a summer job in the field of public interest law. We will have Ms. Gwen Ferrell from Career Services discussing tailoring a resume and a cover letter to public interest employers, in addition to all the different opportunities a career in public interest can bring you. Furthermore, we will have student and Equal Justice Works Board Member Zakia Nesbitt discussing possible ways to get stipends and fellowships through Equal Justice Works. Finally, Hailey Manint, student and PILS board member, will be discussing the PILS Fellowship application process.
Speaker Mark Edwards, Baillon Professor of Real Estate Law and Mitchell Hamline School of Law, is presenting an alternative to casebooks.