Professor Sullivan to Speak at Appellate Judges Summit


Professor Frank Sullivan, Jr., will be the featured luncheon speaker at the 2012 Summit for Appellate Judges, Lawyers and Staff Attorneys in New Orleans on November 16, 2012.

Professor Sullivan’s address, “Two Pivot Points in American Constitutional History,” will compare the dramatic shifts in the nation’s understanding of the Constitution that occurred during the Jackson Administration in 1832 and the Roosevelt Administration in 1937.

The Summit is a professional development event attended by hundreds of judges and lawyers who preside over, work in, and practice before federal and state appellate courts. Speakers at this year’s program include Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court, Chief Judge Carl Stewart of the United States Courts of Appeal for the 5th Circuit, Chief Judge Alex Kosinski of the United States Courts of Appeal for the 9th Circuit, Dean John B. Attanasio of SMU Dedman School of Law, Dean Erwin Chemerinsky of the University of California-Irvine School of Law , and Dean Ward Farnsworth of the University of Texas School of Law.

The Summit is presented annually by the Appellate Judges Education Institute (AJEI), the professional development arm of the American Bar Association’s Appellate Judges Conference (AJC), which is comprised of federal and state appellate judges, their courts' staff attorneys, and appellate practitioners. Professor Sullivan, a justice on the Indiana Supreme Court from 1993 until earlier this year, is a former chair of the AJC and of the Board of the Directors of the AJEI.

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