Jun 5, 2009    #078
Contact: Laura Byerley
(816) 235-1592

UMKC School of Law hosts Supreme Court Term Review

UC Irvine Founding Dean Erwin Chemerinsky Presents Keynote Speech

Erwin Chemerinsky, founding Dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law will present a 2008-09 Supreme Court Term Review at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 25. The Kansas City Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society (KC ACS) for Law and Policy and Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP are sponsoring his appearance, which takes place at the UMKC School of Law, 500 East 52nd St., Kansas City, Mo. A registration and reception will precede the event at 5:30 p.m.

Chemerinsky will analyze the most important cases of the Supreme Court's recent term, and will speak about how these cases will affect the legal landscape. He will identify emerging trends and discuss the upcoming vacancy on the Court, as well.

To RSVP, visit The event is free, and one hour of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for both Missouri and Kansas is pending.

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) is one of the nation's leading progressive legal organizations. Founded in 2001, ACS is a rapidly growing network of lawyers, law students, scholars, judges, policymakers and other concerned individuals. Its mission is to promote the vitality of the U.S. Constitution and the fundamental values it expresses: individual rights and liberties, genuine equality, access to justice, democracy and the rule of law. For more information about the organization, which has established student chapters at more than 165 law schools around the country and lawyer chapters in 30 cities, visit

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience.

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This information is available to people with speech or hearing impairments by calling Relay Missouri at (800) 735-2966 (TT) or (800) 735-2466 (voice).


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