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Schedule

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Time Session Name Speaker(s)
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Check-in and registration
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Presentation of Colors and Welcome
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Keynote: A Conversation with Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Neil M. Gorsuch Justice Neil M. Gorsuch
Hon. John E. Sparks, Jr.
 
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Parting the Burgundy Curtain: Press Coverage of the Supreme Court

CLE Materials

Adam Liptak
George Freeman
Lisa S. Blatt
Hon. Samuel A. Thumma*
3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Breakout I
The Complete Appellate Advocate: Beyond Brief Writing

CLE Materials

Hon. Bob Edmunds
Deepak Gupta
Heather New
Deena Schneider*
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Breakout II
Poetry in Motion: How Judges Write

CLE Materials

Hon. Jenny Rivera
Hon. Randy Smith
Hon. Al Diaz
Ric Schickele*
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Opening Reception – Supreme Court of the United States

*session moderator

Friday, November 15, 2019

Time Session Name Speaker(s)
7:00 a.m. -8:00 a.m. Breakfast  
7:30 a.m. -7:55 a.m. Applications of AI for Legal Practice (A Thomson Reuters Presentation) Mike Dahn
8:00 a.m. -9:00 a.m. Say What? An Interactive Experience in Effective Legal Writing

CLE Materials

Ross Guberman
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Break
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Breakout I
Let’s Get Personal: Evolving Approaches to Jurisdiction

CLE Materials

Hon. Laurie McKinnon
Neal Katyal
Tom Goldstein
Alex Albright*
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Breakout II
Recognizing Transgender Rights: How Federal and State Courts are Defining the Rights of Transgender Individuals

CLE Materials

Prof. Tobias Wolff
Casey Pick
Sasha Buchert
Katie Barrett Wiik*
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Originalism vs. Living Constitutionalism:  History, Theories, Tools and Trends

CLE Materials

Joseph Ellis
Kannon Shanmugam
Prof. David Strauss
Prof. Victoria Nourse*
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Break
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. An Independent Judiciary: The Shield of a Free Society

CLE Materials

Hon. Mark Martin
Hon. Anna Blackburne-Rigsby
Hon. Andre Davis
Prof. John Barrett*
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Free Time — Optional Tours (additional charges)

(See Summit packet or website for more information.)

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Council of Appellate Lawyers (CAL) Meet and Greet
(All AJEI attendees invited)
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. CAL Dine-Around for Lawyers and Judges
(Optional/additional charge)
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. CASA Dinner, T-Shirt Exchange for Staff Attorneys & Judges (Optional/additional charge)

*session moderator

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Time Session Name Speaker(s)
6:00 a.m. Fun Run/Walk (Meet in the hotel lobby at 6:00 a.m.)
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast, Optional CAL Roundtable Discussions (View 2019 Roundtables)
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Supreme Court Review – Civil

CLE Materials

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Breakout I
Supreme Court Review – Criminal

CLE Materials

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky
10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

Breakout II
Thinking Like a Linguist

CLE Materials

Stephen Mouritsen
Neal Goldfarb
Prof. Jill Anderson
Jim Layton*
11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Breakout I
The Culture of Bail in America: The Real Cost of Pre-trial Detention

CLE Materials


Prof. Mary McCord
Hon. Colleen O’Toole
Elizabeth Ryan*
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Breakout II
When the Heat is on: Handling Bonds, Stays and other Appellate Emergencies

CLE Materials

Hon. Mary Hannah Leavitt
Ben Mesches
Dan Huckabay
Greg Castanias*
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch and CAL, CASA Business Meetings
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Supreme Court Preview: Next Year’s Headlines Today

CLE Materials

Paul Clement
Prof. Pam Karlan
Prof. Neil Siegel*
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Breakout I
Ethical Challenges for the Appellate Lawyer

CLE Materials

Tom Spahn
Laurie Daniel*
3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Breakout II
A Peek Behind the Curtain: How Judges Collaborate with Law Clerks and Staff Attorneys

CLE Materials

Hon. Consuelo Callahan
Hon. Joseph Getty
Hon. Charles Day
Stephanie Snow*
6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Saturday Night Reception, Dinner, Entertainment, and Just Desserts

*session moderator

 

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Time Session Name Speaker(s)
7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Honoring Our Veterans
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Has Chevron Run out of Gas? And Other Good Questions:  Judging the Administrative State in 2019

CLE Materials

Hon. Geoffrey Slaughter
Donald Verrilli
Erin Murphy
Tillman Breckenridge*
9:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Breakout I
Explicit and Implicit Bias

CLE Materials

Hon. Bernice Donald
Jeffrey M. Kelly
Jin-Ho King
Hon. Colleen O’Toole*
Prof. Robin Conley Riner
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Breakout II
The Vanishing Oral Argument – Why It Matters and What to Do About It

CLE Materials

Hon. Barbara Milano Keenan
Hon. Douglas Nazarian
Jim Martin
Jim Layton*
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Reel Appeal II: You Can’t Handle The Truth! Or Can You? (Legal Ethics and the Movies)

CLE Materials

Prof. Paul Bergman
Kirsten Castañeda
Mark Kressel
Hon. James Lockemy*
12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Conclusion and Preview of 2020 Summit (Austin, TX) Hon. Eva Guzman

*session moderator