Akron Law to Sponsor The Fourteenth Amendment: 140th Anniversary Symposium


Akron, Ohio, Oct. 6, 2008 - Academic experts from across the country will gather at The University of Akron School of Law for The Fourteenth Amendment: The 140th Anniversary Symposium on Oct. 23 and 24 at The University of Akron School of Law.

The symposium will feature discussions on how the amendment came to be; how the early cases of the court are being used today by the U.S. Supreme Courts and other courts; what the Court's first three cases tell us about the amendment and the court; what drafting choices the 39th Congress made and why; how Section 3 of the amendment was used and what the potential is for continuing use; and how the citizenship clause changed African-American discourse.

For registration information, call 330-972-6363, or e-mail manovac@uakron.edu.

Nine hours of CLE credit is being requested. Symposium cost is $75 to receive CLE credit; $50 for UA School of Law alumni. Otherwise, symposium is free of charge, however space is limited and registration is required to reserve a seat. Full program and registration details are available at www.uakron.edu/law/constitutionallaw/conlawsymposium2008.php.

The Akron Law Review is a co-sponsor of the symposium and will publish the proceedings in a future issue of the Review.

The University of Akron School of Law promotes justice, the protection of individual liberty and the rule of law through commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. The law school boasts nationally recognized programs in intellectual property and trial advocacy, as well as one of four Constitutional Law Centers in the United States. To learn more, visit www.uakron.edu/law.

The University of Akron is the public research university for Northern Ohio. It is the only public university in Ohio with a science and engineering program ranked in the top five nationally by U.S. News & World Report. Serving 24,700 students, the university offers approximately 300 associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral and law degree programs and 100 certificate programs at sites in Summit, Wayne, Medina and Holmes counties. For more information, visit www.uakron.edu.