Ninth Circuit Conference
Tue Sep 02 2014 09:52:45 UA Law | Events | Ninth Circuit Conference | Timetable  

Timetable
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

12:45 p.m. Registration

2:00 p.m. Welcome

Toni Massaro, Dean, Milton O. Riepe Chair in Constitutional Law University of Arizona Rogers College of Law

2:15 p.m Keynote Address

Honorable Mary M. Schroeder, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

3:00-4:30 p.m. PANEL 1:
Appellate Judges: Selection and Effects


Moderator:

Stephen L. Wasby, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University at Albany-SUNY

Presentations:

Elliot Slotnick, Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean of Grad School, Ohio State University “Appellate Judicial Selection During the Bush Administration: Business as Usual or a Nuclear Winter?”

Rorie Spill Solberg, Professor of Political Science, Oregon State University “Court Size and Diversity on the Bench: The Ninth Circuit and Its Sisters”

Susan B. Haire, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Georgia “Judicial Selection and Decision-Making in the Ninth Circuit”

Commentators:
Honorable Margaret McKeown, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Honorable

Mary Murguia, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

4:30-5:30 p.m. Reception

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1
8:00-8:45 a.m. Check-in and Continental Breakfast

8:45-10:15 a.m. PANEL 2:
Caseload and Process

Moderator:

Arthur D. Hellman, Professor of Law and Distinguished Faculty Scholar, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Presentations:

Cathy Catterson, Clerk of Court/Court Executive, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit “Changes in Caseload and Its Processing”

Honorable Richard C. Tallman, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit “Basic Elements of the Screening Process”

Sara Benesh, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee “The Contribution of Visiting Judges”

Joe Cecil, Senior Research Associate and Project Director, Federal Judicial Center “Citations to Unpublished Opinions in the Federal Court of Appeals”

Commentators:
John B. Oakley, Professor of Law, University of California-Davis School of Law Russell Wheeler, Deputy Director, Federal Judicial Center

10:15-10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. PANEL 3:
Should the Court Go En Banc?

Moderator:

Stephen L. Wasby

Presentations:
Honorable Sidney R. Thomas, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit “The Basics of the En Banc Process”

Honorable Pamela Ann Rymer, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit “The Limited En Banc: A Skeptical View”

Michael Solimine, Donald P. Klekamp Professor of Law, University of Cincinnati College of Law “Due Process and En Banc Decision-Making”

Commentators:
Arthur D. Hellman


12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch



1:30-3:00 p.m. PANEL 4:

What Do Reversals Mean?

Moderator:
Arthur D. Hellman

Presentations:
Kevin Scott, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Texas Technological University “Supreme Court Reversals of the Ninth Circuit”

Commentators:
Honorable Michael Daly Hawkins, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Honorable Roslyn Silver, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

Vikram Amar, Harry and Lillian Hastings Research Professor of Law, University of California Hastings College of Law

Stephen Wermiel, Associate Professor of Law, Washington College of Law, American University

3:00-3:15 p.m. Break

3:15-4:45 p.m. PANEL 5:
Roundtable:
Lawyers and the Media Look at the Court of Appeals

Moderator: Toni Massaro

Participants:
W. Scott Bales, Esq., Lewis & Roca Michael Rusing, Esq., Rusing and Lopez

Bruce Heurlin, Esq., Karp Heurlin & Weiss

Gloria Goldman, Goldman & Goldman

Pam MacLean, California Bureau Chief for National Law Review.

Stephen Wermiel, Associate Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law

   
       
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