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CLORE Features Discussion on Supreme Court Term’s Impact on Latinos

September 21, 2011

Was Justice Served? How Do This Past Year’s Supreme Court Decisions Impact The Latino Community?

The City University of New York School of Law’s Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality (CLORE), the Hispanic National Bar Association–New York Region, and the Puerto Rican Bar Association will co-host the Second Annual Supreme Court Review on Tuesday, September 27th from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Linklaters LLP, 19th floor, 1345 Avenue of the Americas.

Distinguished panelists will discuss the impact of the Court’s most pressing decisions from the 2010-2011 term, including cases on bankruptcy, campaign finance, civil rights, class actions, criminal law/criminal procedure, federal preemption, immigrants’ rights and intellectual property. “The Court ruled on a number of key issues that affect the Latino community,” said Professor Jenny Rivera, Director of CLORE and panel moderator and speaker. “It’s important that legal practitioners understand the implications of this past term and are able to integrate the Court’s rulings into their legal strategies,” she added.

The panelists are Natacha Carbajal, Associate, Baker Hostetler; Myrna PĂ©rez, Senior Counsel, Democracy Program, Brennan Center; Professor Jenny Rivera, CLORE Director and Professor of Law; Sabrina Shroff, Federal Defenders, New York; and Oren Warshavsky, Partner, Baker Hostetler.

A reception will immediately follow the panel discussion.

Downloadable and print ready versions of the Supreme Court cases to be discussed by the panelists are available here. Attendees should bring copies of the cases to the event.

Space is limited. RSVP to Debra Hodgins by Thursday, September 22.


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