Session 1: Update on the Supreme Court of the United States - Review of the 2018 term and a look ahead to the 2019 term commencing in October.
Session 2: Getting Cert Granted - The Supreme Court of the United States receives thousands of petitions every year and grants review in a tiny fraction of those cases. Explore the art and science of earning a spot on the Court’s docket, highlighting recent examples of cases that did (and didn’t) make the cut.
Session 3: The Evolving Law of Federal Official Immunity - Over the past few years, the Supreme Court has continued to expand the scope of various official immunity doctrines, even as a growing array of judges and academic commentators have called for revisiting the circumstances in which individual government officers can be held personally liable for unlawful conduct. Hear an update both on the key cases in the field and the prospects for potentially dramatic reforms thereto.
Session 4: State of the Fifth Circuit - Review Fifth Circuit operations and case-load challenges during the last year.
Session 5: U.S. Fifth Circuit Update - Examine recent opinions and trends from the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
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