Supreme Court Preview 2012


Friday & Saturday, September 28 & 29, 2012

The Institute of Bill of Rights Law marks the commencement of the new term of the United States Supreme Court each fall with its Supreme Court Preview Conference. The Preview brings together distinguished guests for a day and a half to discuss and analyze the Court's upcoming term. Friday evening begins with the noted Moot Court, in which experienced Supreme Court advocates present arguments before our panel of mock Supreme Court Justices. Neal Devins Introduction


Friday, September 28, 2012
     Moot Court & Panels:  5 pm - 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 29, 2012
    Panels and Break-outs (incl. lunch):  9 am - 3pm

Moot Court

Fisher v. The University of Texas at Austin
In Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, the Supreme Court will review whether the University’s undergraduate admissions process that combines a race-neutral Top Ten Percent Plan with considerations of “plus” factors including race violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment as interpreted in Grutter v. Bolling.                (See also:  SCOTUSblog/fisher)

Advocates:  Erwin Chemerinsky, University of California at Irvine
                          Amy Wax, University of Pennsylvania Law School

CLE Credit
  • Virginia CLE: 6 Credits
  • Virginia CEU: To be applied for
           Register Now
  • Registration fee:  $325.00
           Early Registration fee (deadline Aug 22):  $300.00
  • Special Discounts:

                           High School Teachers (HST)................... $250.00
                            Journalists (JO)...................................... $250.00
                            William & Mary Law Alumni (WMLA)...$275.00

2012 Participants Include:
  • Debo P. Adegbile, NAACP
  • Joan Biskupic, Reuters
  • Jess Bravin, Wall Street Journal
  • Beth Brinkmann, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Michael Carvin, Jones Day
  • Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, University of California, Irvine School of Law
  • Walter Dellinger, O'Melveny & Myers
  • Lyle Denniston, SCOTUS Blog
  • Davison Douglas, Dean, William & Mary Law School
  • Thomas C. Goldstein, Goldstein & Russell
  • Linda Greenhouse, Yale Law School
  • Tara Grove, William & Mary Law School 
  • Amy Howe, Goldstein & Russell
  • Pam Karlan, Stanford Law School
  • Neal Katyal, Hogan Lovells
  • Allison Orr Larsen, William & Mary Law School
  • Adam Liptak, The New York Times
  • Carter Phillips, Sidley Austin
  • David Savage, The Los Angeles Times
  • Kannon Shanmugam, Williams & Connolly
  • Paul Smith, Jenner & Block
  • Greg Stohr, Bloomberg News
  • Amy L. Wax, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Judge Diane P. Wood,  Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Hotel Accommodations
A block of rooms will be held at the Williamsburg Hospitality House, 415 Richmond Road at the rate of $119.00/night until August 29, 2012.
Contact Information:
  • E-mail: [[ibrl, Institute of Bill of Rights Law]]
  • Phone: (757) 221-3810
Highlights from past Previews