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U.S. Supreme Court Roundup 2022 On-Demand Video


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  • Start Date:2022-07-24 20:00:00
  • End Date:2024-07-24 20:00:00
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  • Level:Intermediate
  • Topics:Government

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Overview

Hear from an Extraordinary Panel on the 2021-22 Term’s Most Significant Decisions

  • The U.S. Supreme Court has completed its October 2021 with monumental decisions on abortion, guns, the exercise of religion, environmental regulation, and much more. 
  • Take advantage of this opportunity to listen to this extraordinary collection of scholars and practitioners as they discuss the Court’s decisions and assess their implications for our constitutional law and your legal practice. 
  • Allow our panel to do the heavy lifting to get you the critical facts and parse the analysis so you take away the most relevant information and know why it matters.

All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download. A printed copy of the course book is available, at a discount to attendees, for $40. Additional copies are available at full price. If you wish to purchase the printed version of the course book, please call PBI Customer Service at 800-932-4637. Printed versions of the course book will not be distributed at the course; please allow up to two weeks after the program for the printed versions of the course book to be shipped.

Recorded in July 2022.

Faculty

Jean Galbraith

Professor Galbraith is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She teaches and writes in public international law and U.S. foreign relations law. She has published or forthcoming articles in the Cornell Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, the NYU Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, and numerous international law journals. In the past, she has been an assistant professor at Rutgers School of Law (Camden), an associate at Hangley Aronchick, Segal & Pudlin, an associate legal officer for Judge Theodor Meron at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and a law clerk for Justice John Paul Stevens at the Supreme Court of the United States. She received her B.A. summa cum laude from Harvard University and her J.D. from Berkeley Law School.

Juan Sánchez

Judge Sánchez became Chief Judge of the United States District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on August 1, 2018. He has served as a federal judge for over fifteen years and follows the Honorable Lawrence F. Stengel as the 15th Chief Judge of this district. He is the first Hispanic to lead the Court in its 229-year history. After a career with Legal Aid and the Public Defender’s Office of Chester County, Judge Sánchez was elected to the Chester County Court of Common Pleas in 1997. He served as a Judge there until President George W. Bush nominated him to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Judge Sánchez was inducted to the federal bench on July 9, 2004. Judge Sánchez graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx, New York City. He received his B.A., cum laude, from City College of the City University of New York and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he received the Benjamin R. Jones Award for his commitment to humanity and the law.

Nancy Conrad Esq.

Ms. Conrad is a partner in the Commercial Litigation Department and Chair of the Higher Education Practice Group with White and Williams LLP, resident in Center Valley. She practices in the area of employment law and litigation with a focus on representing businesses, educational institutions and non-profit organizations in all aspects of workplace disputes. In addition to representing management in employee relations matters, Ms. Conrad’s practice includes the defense of federal and state discrimination claims, wrongful discharge claims, whistleblower claims, employment contract matters and restrictive covenant cases. Ms. Conrad’s practice includes representing colleges and universities in employment and education law matters with an emphasis on tenure related disputes and student discipline proceedings. Ms. Conrad also conducts investigations related to compliance, personnel and misconduct. Ms. Conrad received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Lycoming College and her M.Ed., summa cum laude, from The Pennsylvania State University and her J.D., cum laude, from Temple University School of Law. Ms. Conrad has been selected in a survey of her peers as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer and in The Best Lawyers of America. She has received the Athena Award from the Chamber of Commerce, and the Take the Lead Award from the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania and has been named by Lehigh Valley Business as a Woman of Influence. In May 2019, Ms. Conrad received the Anne X. Alpern Award from the PBA WIP and in 2022 and 2023, was named on the Lehigh Valley Business Power List in Law. Ms. Conrad is President-Elect of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and Past President of the Lehigh County Bar Association. Ms. Conrad is a Past Woman Governor on the PBA Board of Governors and a Past Chair of the PBA DEI Team. She is a Past Chair of the PBA Labor and Employment Law Section and a Past Chair of the PBA Commission on Women in the Legal Profession. Ms. Conrad currently serves as a Vice-Chair of the PBA Federal Practice Committee and serves on the PBA Civil Litigation Section Council and Labor & Employment Section Council. Ms. Conrad is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys. Ms. Conrad is a certified Level 2 Civil Rights Investigator, and Title IX Hearing Officer. 

Hon. D. Michael Fisher

Judge Fisher was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate in December 2003. Prior to becoming a judge, he served as Attorney General of Pennsylvania having been elected in 1996 and re-elected in 2000. Judge Fisher argued major cases in state and federal appellate courts and in March 1998, he successfully argued before the United States Supreme Court a precedent-setting case ensuring that paroled criminals meet the conditions of their release. Before his election as Attorney General, Judge Fisher was in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, serving six years in the State House and 16 years in the State Senate. He began his legal career as an Assistant DA in Pittsburgh following his graduation from Georgetown University and its Law Center where he was honored in 2023 as the recipient of The William Gaston Award for service and leadership. He continued to practice law during his career in the General Assembly and was a shareholder or partner in various firms, including Houston Harbaugh. Judge Fisher chaired the Committee on Federal-State Jurisdiction of the U.S. Judicial Conference and chairs the PA Bar Association’s Federal Practice Committee. In 2017 Judge Fisher assumed Senior Status on the 3rd Circuit and was named as the Initial Distinguished Jurist in Residence at Pitt Law where he continues to teach Federal Appellate Advocacy and Federal Courts.

Prof. David Cohen

Prof. Cohen is a professor of law at Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law, where he teaches constitutional law courses as well as courses in sex discrimination and reproductive rights. His scholarship explores gender construction in the law and abortion providers and provision. He is the co-author of the forthcoming book After Dobbs: How the Supreme Court Ended Roe but not Abortion (Beacon 2025, with Carole Joffe) as well as Living in the Crosshairs: The Untold Stories of Anti-Abortion Terrorism (Oxford 2015, with Krysten Connon), and Obstacle Course: The Everyday Struggle to Get an Abortion in America (California 2020, with Carole Joffe). After graduating from Columbia Law School, Professor Cohen clerked for Justice Alan B. Handler of the New Jersey Supreme Court and Judge Warren J. Ferguson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Before joining Drexel, he was a fellow and a staff attorney for the Women’s Law Project in Philadelphia. Professor Cohen continues to litigate cases with the Women’s Law Project, including a win earlier this year before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in a challenge to Pennsylvania’s refusal to use Medicaid funds for abortion care.

Charles Becker Esq.

Mr. Becker is an attorney at Kline & Specter, P.C., where he has primary responsibility for the firm’s post-trial and appellate practice. He also works with firm lawyers on numerous issues as they arise in the firm’s cases, including case and claim selection, venue and dispositive motions, in limine motions, trial strategy, and settlement. Mr. Becker is a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, whose members are committed to advancing the administration of justice and the highest standards of professionalism in the appellate courts. He serves on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Commission on Judicial Independence, which promotes understanding about the rule of law and the role of the judiciary in civil society. He is the immediate past president of the Third Circuit Bar Association. Mr. Becker served for nine years on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Appellate Courts Procedural Rules Committee and taught appellate advocacy for five years on the adjunct faculty of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He has written several book chapters and been active in continuing legal education. A graduate of Williams College and Yale Law School, Mr. Becker served as a law clerk for the Honorable Sandra L. Lynch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. 

Prof. Stacy Hawkins

Professor Stacy Hawkins is an award-winning teacher and scholar. She formerly served as the Vice-Dean of Rutgers Law School in Camden, where she also teaches courses in Constitutional Law, Employment Law and an original seminar on Diversity and the Law. She is the recipient of numerous honors, including the 2023 Chancellor’s Award for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leadership, the 2022 BLSA Champion for Social Justice Award, and the 2018 AALS Derrick A. Bell Award, which is given to those junior faculty who exemplify a commitment to diversity and critical race theory in their teaching, scholarship and service. She was also named Faculty of the Year by the graduating class of 2013 and Co-Professor of the Year by the graduating class of 2018. Professor Hawkins’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of law and diversity and can be found in journals published by the University of Michigan Law School, Fordham Law School, UCLA School of Law, the University of Pennsylvania Law School, the University of Maryland School of Law, and Columbia Law School, among others. She is a recognized expert on employment law and diversity, has given testimony before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, and has been interviewed or quoted in various news outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, CNBC, NBC, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Time, Bloomberg News, The Courier Post, and Philadelphia Magazine. In addition to law teaching, Professor Hawkins has spent more than two decades advising and training clients in both the public and private sector on issues of workplace diversity. She has held or holds a number of professional and civic appointments, including as a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement, as an Advisory Board Member of the Public Interest Law Center, and as an inaugural member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Diversity Team. Professor Hawkins earned her B.A. from the University of Virginia and her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, where she earned various honors including the title of national champion of the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition.

Brett Sweitzer Esq.

Mr. Sweitzer is Chief of Appeals in the Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia. He joined the office in 2003, and supervises all appellate litigation in a wide variety of federal criminal cases. In addition to direct criminal appeals, he supervises the office’s non-capital federal habeas corpus litigation, and has represented detainees at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Mr. Sweitzer currently serves as national co-chair of the Defender Supreme Court Resource and Assistance Panel, which provides guidance and support to federal defenders and Criminal Justice Act attorneys appearing in merits-stage litigation in the U.S. Supreme Court. Before joining the Federal Community Defender Office, Mr. Sweitzer was an associate with Pepper Hamilton LLP in Philadelphia. He received his B.A. in 1993 from Colgate University and his J.D. in 1998 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. 

Andrew Sperl Esq.

Mr. Sperl practices
in the areas of appellate litigation, corporate governance and shareholder
disputes, and commercial litigation at Duane Morris LLP in Philadelphia. A
member of the firm’s appellate practice group, he briefs and argues cases in
state and federal court. Mr. Sperl is a 2011 graduate of New York University
School of Law, where he was staff editor for the Annual Survey of American
Law, and a graduate of Columbia University. He is a member of the
Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Jasmeet Ahuja Esq.

As an engineer with years spent working in the heart of our government’s national security apparatus, Ms. Ahuja brings both substantive and practical experience to her practice. From navigating the difficult terrain that follows a cyber security incident to advising on the development of secure software applications, Ms. Ahuja works with start-ups and Fortune 500 companies alike. She also counsels companies facing complex antitrust investigations, leveraging her background in government to proactively advise clients on the most efficient way to address regulator questions. When litigation is unavoidable, Ms. Ahuja stands ready to be an advocate and problem-solver. On the pro bono side, she has worked closely with local and state governments on gun regulation reform and immigrant rights, playing a key role in the landmark City of Philadelphia v. Attorney General of the United States of America case. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Ms. Ahuja clerked for the Honorable Kent A. Jordan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and for the Honorable Mary A. McLaughlin of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and served as a federal criminal prosecutor. Earlier in her career, she spent almost a decade in public service at the Department of State, the Pentagon, and the House of Representatives, developing U.S. defense and foreign relations policy with a focus on defense technology. 


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