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Constitutional Law Developments in New Jersey 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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This program brings together the foremost experts on Constitutional Law in New Jersey to discuss recent significant developments in constitutional law affecting New Jersey practitioners and to place them in historical and institutional context. Former New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Deborah Poritz, constitutional scholar Professor Robert Williams, and Rutgers School of Law-Newark dean and former New Jersey Public Advocate Ronald Chen will explore developments in constitutional law before both the United States and New Jersey Supreme Courts that raise significant issues for New Jersey practitioners.

Through examination of recent decisions concerning marriage equality, land use, executive power and judicial pensions, as well as others developments relating to judicial independence, the panel will examine the divergence between federal and state constitutional law, the interplay between federal and state constitutional law and the institutional context that the New Jersey Supreme Court operates within.

Topics will include:
• Marriage Equality: Federal and State Developments
• Land Use: Mt. Holly and Beyond
• Judicial Independence, Separation of Powers, Contract Clause: including issues relating to the restructuring of Rutgers University and judicial pensions

Fee waived for those not seeking CLE credit: register online and apply promo code NOCLE150, or call 973.353.5928 or e-mail info@IPE.rutgers.edu
Faculty:RONALD K. CHEN, Acting Dean, Distinguished Clinical Professor of Law, and Judge Leonard I. Garth Scholar, Rutgers School of Law–Newark
Dean Chen has appeared numerous times in state and federal court litigating civil rights, civil liberties and constitutional law cases. He currently continues this work through the Constitutional Rights Clinic at Rutgers Law-Newark.

HON. DEBORAH T. PORITZ, Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey
Former Chief Justice Poritz is of counsel at Drinker Biddle & Reath, concentrating her law practice in government and corporate investigations, mediation and arbitration and appellate matters.

ROBERT F. WILLIAMS, Distinguished Professor of Law, Rutgers School of Law–Camden
Professor Williams teaches state constitutional law and is the associate director of the Center for State Constitutional Studies at Rutgers Camden.
Location:Archibald S. Alexander Library
Teleconference Lecture Hall, 4th Floor
169 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Credits:CLE: NJ: 0.0 | NY: 0.0 | PA: 0.0
Subject Areas:Constitutional Law
State Constitutional Law
Detailed Information:Program Announcement
Registration for this program is now closed. Please see the full listing for upcoming IPE programs.