March 15, 2019 | Cardozo Law Review Symposium: Ten Years After Iqbal: Perspectives on Policy, Procedure, and Substance

Co-sponsored by the Floersheimer Center and the Cardozo Law Review

 

On May 18, 2009, the Supreme Court announced its 5-4 decision in Ashcroft v. Iqbal, holding that the plaintiffs in that case had not adequately alleged a claim of unconstitutional discrimination against former Attorney General John Ashcroft and then FBI Director Robert Mueller.  Iqbal’s influence on pleading doctrine and practice has been debated ever since.  Ten years after the decision, it has been cited in more than 180,000 court opinions and 2,000 law review articles, making it one of the most cited opinions in the history of the United States Supreme Court.
 
In conjunction with the Cardozo Law Review, The Floersheimer Center hosted an all-day symposium on Friday, March 15, 2019, reflecting on Iqbal’s impact from a variety of perspectives.
 
An esteemed group of experts, including the lawyers who argued both sides of the Iqbal case and leading legal scholars, examined the decision’s influence on both procedural and substantive law. The conference examined pleading doctrine, pleading practice, approaches to federal rulemaking and substantive areas of law including national security and civil rights.  The symposium's lunchtime keynote was given by Arthur R. Miller, Professor at NYU Law, former Bruce Bromley Professor of Law at Harvard Law, and the nation's leading scholar in the field of civil procedure.
 
For more information including the day's schedule and a list of speakers, please visit the archived Eventbrite listing.
 
 

March 7, 2019 | Professor Duncan Hollis in conversation with Floersheimer Center
Co-Director, Professor Deborah Pearlstein

 

On March 7th, Professor Duncan Hollis (Temple University) discussed his background in international law and cybersecurity in conversation with Cardozo Professor of international law and Floersheimer Center Co-Director, Professor Deborah Pearlstein.  Many topics were covered, including Hollis' involvement with the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace, the first global multi-stakeholder document on cybersecurity.  This event was co-sponsored by the Cardozo Data Law Initiative and the students of the Cardozo Data Law Society.

 


February 13, 2019 | Fix the Court: Evaluating the Non-Partisan Movement for Supreme Court Reform

 

On February 13th, the Floersheimer Center hosted Gabe Roth, the founder of Fix the Court, a national and non-partisan grassroots organization that advocates for reforms to the Supreme Court intended to increase transparency and accountability. Gabe participated in a panel discussion of proposed reforms with Cardozo Professor Matthew Seligman and Floersheimer Center Co-Director, Professor Kate Shaw. A Q & A followed. This event was co-sponsored by the Cardozo chapters of the Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society. Cardozo ACS Chapter President Lisa Angeles gave opening remarks.

 


Jan. 28, 2019 | Public Law Advocacy Week (P*LAW) Event

Finding Home in America: A Screening and Discussion of REFUGE: Hombres Nuevos with Luis Mancheno

Co-sponsored by the Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic and Cardozo OUTLaw

 

Episode 6 of the AT&T original series REFUGE tells the story of former Cardozo Law instructor Luis Mancheno. Now an award-winning attorney in New York City, Mancheno survived anti-gay conversion therapy and a murder attempt in his native Ecuador before receiving asylum in the United States.

Mancheno now fights for the rights and dignity of other refugees in the U.S. as an immigration attorney, and has been a Clinic Teaching Fellow in the Immigration Justice Clinic at Cardozo. This episode includes coverage of Mancheno's fight against President Trump's "Muslim Ban" in 2017.

Cardozo Professor of Law and Floersheimer Center Co-Director Kate Shaw interviewed Mancheno and moderated a Q&A following the screening.

Date and Time: Jan. 28, 2019, 6:00 pm
Location: 55 Fifth Avenue, Jacob Burns Moot Court Room

 


Jan. 28, 2019 | Public Law Advocacy Week (P*LAW) Panel on Title IX and Due Process

Co-sponsored by the Floersheimer Center and organized by Cardozo Law Students

 

A panel discussion on Title IX and Due Process, with the following panelists: Katherine McGerald, Executive Director of SurvJustice; Susan Kruth, Senior Program Manager for Legal and Public Advocacy at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE); and Professor Bennett Capers, Brooklyn Law School

Date and Time: Jan. 28, 2019, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: 55 Fifth Avenue, Jacob Burns Moot Court Room

 


Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 | To End a Presidency: A Book Talk and Discussion with Joshua Matz and Professor Kate Shaw

 

On Tuesday, Nov. 13th, the Floersheimer Center hosted a book talk and discussion on the history, future, and proper role of presidential impeachment in the United States. Professor Kate Shaw spoke with Joshua Matz about his new book (written with Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe), To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment, which provides a measured guide to prior impeachment efforts and argues that we must re-think impeachment as an option for the twenty-first century.

Joshua Matz is a widely published constitutional scholar and former clerk for Justice Anthony Kennedy. He is the author of 2014’s award-winning Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution, also with Laurence Tribe.

Joshua is of counsel at Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP and Gupta Wessler PLLC. In addition to his commercial work in trial and appellate litigation, he also maintains a diverse civil rights practice and has litigated questions relating to LGBTQ rights, religious liberty, freedom of speech, defamation liability, the Second Amendment, and the Emoluments Clause.

Since 2017, Joshua has also published the legal blog Take Care, which provides real-time coverage and analysis of legal developments in the current administration.

 

Date and Time: Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, 12:00 - 1:15 pm
Location: 55 Fifth Avenue, Room 1008

 


Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 | The Future of the Fourth Amendment: Carpenter v. United States & Law Enforcement’s Use of Emerging Technologies

 

On Monday, Nov. 12th, distinguished panelists discussed the landmark Supreme Court decision’s implications on the intersection of technology and the law.

This event was co-sponsored by The Floersheimer Center, the Cardozo Data Law Initiative and the students of the Cardozo Data Law Society.

 

Panelists

Nathan Freed Wessler, Staff Attorney at the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, and who argued and won Carpenter at the Supreme Court

Honorable James Orenstein, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York

Saritha Komatireddy, Acting Deputy Chief of the International Narcotics & Money Laundering Section at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York

Moderated by Professor Ekow Yankah

Reception followed in the 10th Floor Lobby

 

Date and Time: Monday, November 12, 2018, 6:15 pm
Location: 55 Fifth Avenue, Room 1008

 


October 5, 2018 | How to Save a Constitutional Democracy Book Talk and Discussion at NYU School of Law

 

Democracy is in crisis. Across the globe, economic woes, populist insurgencies, and cultural transformations are testing the limits of government by the people. Here in the United States, democracy has long been considered a given, an unchanging way of life. But is it?

In How to Save a Constitutional Democracy, Tom Ginsburg and Aziz Huq, leading constitutional and international law scholars at the University of Chicago, map the weaknesses of the U.S. Constitution and the most likely paths away from a robust national democracy. In a conversation with Kate Shaw, Professor of Law at Cardozo, Huq, former head of the Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Project, discussed how American democracy is faring, the possibility of a democratic backslide, and prospects for reform.

Professor Huq's book was available for purchase and there was a signing after the panel discussion.

 

Panelists

Aziz Huq, Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law, Mark Claster Mamolen Teaching Scholar, University of Chicago School of Law; former Director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law

Kate Shaw, Professor of Law, Cardozo School of Law & Co-Director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy

Wendy R. Weiser, Director, Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law

 

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Date: October 5, 2018, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Location: NYU School of Law, 40 Washington Square South, Vanderbilt Hall, Room 206

 


September 28, 2018 | First Monday: Supreme Court Term Preview

 

A panel of Cardozo professors discussed the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, the upcoming Supreme Court Term and the future of the Supreme Court. The professors highlighted some of the important cases on the Supreme Court's docket and discussed Kavanaugh's potential effect on the Court's decision-making dynamics.

 

Panelists

Kate Shaw, Professor of Law, Cardozo School of Law & Co-Director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy

Deborah Pearlstein, Professor of Law, Cardozo School of Law & Co-Director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy

Alex Reinert, Professor of Law, Cardozo School of Law & Director of the Center for Rights & Justice

Michael Pollack, Assistant Professor of Law, Cardozo School of Law

 

Date and Time: Friday, September 28, 2018, 12:00 - 1:15 pm
Location: 55 Fifth Avenue, Room 205

 


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