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Valpo conference to focus on civil rights

November 6, 2009

The Valparaiso University School of Law conference "Civil Rights in the Obama Era" will feature the Edward A. Seegers Lecture on Jurisprudence and the 2009 Law Review Symposium on public school students' rights.

Professor Frank I. Michelman of Harvard Law School will present the lecture, "Legitimation by Constitution: Thoughts from South Africa." A panel of law professors from various schools will discuss the topic of "Beyond the Black-White Paradigm of Civil Rights Law." Panelists on the Law Review Symposium will present "The Rights of Students in Public High Schools."

The event will close with a panel discussing the possibilities and limitations of civil rights litigation.

Practicing attorneys and professionals may attend the Nov. 13 event for $100; those affiliated with non-profits may attend for $50; and students may attend for free. Lunch is provided. The event has been approved for up to 5.8 CLE credits.

To register by the Nov. 11 deadline, contact Jo Ann Campbell at (888) 825-7652 or joann.campbell@valpo.edu. Visit the school's Web site for more information about the event.

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