When: February 5, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.
Where: Marcia Whitney Schott Courtyard
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens will be visiting UF Law, Tuesday, Feb. 5. The conversation is expected to cover a number of issues, including proportionality in sentencing, the Justice’s proposal for an amendment of the Supremacy Clause of Article VI of the U.S. Constitution, and the Justice’s criminal law jurisprudence. The discussion will be facilitated by a panel of UF Law faculty members. It will be held in the Marcia Whitney Schott Courtyard from 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Tickets are required to attend the discussion.
Students tickets are available in Student Affairs and faculty and staff may pick up tickets from Doris Perron in the dean’s suite. In the event of rain, Stevens’ talk will be moved to the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom, HOL 180, and the first 180 people who pick up tickets will be allowed into the classroom to watch the discussion. The event will also be webcast live. The advocacy center will be made available for the streamed event.
No book bags or other large bags will be allowed through the security point. No re-entry into the courtyard will be permitted.
A webcast is available here: Supreme Court Justice Stevens Webcast. For those of you experiencing technical difficulties, the solutions to the most common problems include updating Silverlight or clearing your internet cache.
The Marshall M. Criser Distinguished Lecture Series was created in early 2007 by Lewis Schott (B.A. 1943, LL.B. 1946) of Palm Beach, Fla., as a tribute to his fellow UF Law alumnus, former UF President Marshall Criser (JD 51). The goal of the speaker series is to host prestigious national and international speakers every year on topics of particular interest to law students. Past speakers have included Justice Clarence Thomas and former ABA President Stephen Zack (JD 71).
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