Dean John Eastman
Supreme Court Roundup

When: Tuesday, September 23, 11:45am lunch

Where: McCormick & Schmick's Restaurant, 2000 Main Street, Irvine (949) 756-0505

Cost: $30; includes one hour MCLE. See reservation and payment details below. The Federalist Society is a California State Bar approved provider of MCLE

Dr. John C. Eastman will give his annual roundup of the key cases of last year's Supreme Court term as well as his predictions for the upcoming term. Dr. Eastmanwas appointed Dean of Chapman Law School and Donald P. Kennedy Chair in Law in June 2007. Previously, Dr. Eastman was Director of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, a public interest law firm affiliated with the Claremont Institute that he founded in 1999. Prior to joining the Chapman Law faculty in August 1999, he served as a law clerk with Justice Clarence Thomas at the Supreme Court of the United States and with Judge J. Michael Luttig at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. After his clerkships, Dr. Eastman practiced with the national law firm of Kirkland & Ellis, specializing in major civil and constitutional litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. Dr. Eastman earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where he graduated with high honors in 1995. Dr. Eastman also has a Ph.D. and M.A. in Government from the Claremont Graduate School, with fields of concentration in Political Philosophy, American Government, Constitutional Law, and International Relations. Prior to law school, he served as the Director of Congressional & Public Affairs at the United States Commission on Civil Rights during the Reagan administration and was the 1990 Republican Nominee for Congress in California’s 34th District. He teaches Constitutional Law, Property, Legal History, First Amendment and Constitutional Litigation Clinic.

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