The American Bar Association’s Judicial Division and Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law will be hosting a seminar in Dallas, Texas from November 13-16, 2014. The seminar will be co-hosted by the ABA’s Council of Appellate Lawyers and the ABA’s Council of Appellate Staff Attorneys.
Among the many speakers will be U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia; Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge Carl Stewart; Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judges Catharina Haynes, Stephen Higginson, Leslie Southwick, and Jennifer Elrod; U.S. District Court Judges Xavier Rodriguez and Lee Rosenthal, Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht; retired Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson; retired Texas Supreme Court Justice Scott Brister; Dallas Court of Appeals Justice Lana Myers; Fourteenth Court of Appeals Justice Brett Busby; Dallas Court of Appeals Staff Attorney Cliffie Wesson; Baylor University President Ken Starr; SMU Law Dean Jennifer Collins; SMU Law former Dean John Attanasio; University of California Irvine School of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky; Emory University School of Law Dean Robert Schapiro; SMU Associate Provost Linda Eads; SMU Law Professors Bryan Garner, Elizabeth Thornburg, Meghan Ryan, Chris Jenks, and William Dorsaneo; Pepperdine University School of Law Professor Gregory McNeal; New York University School of Law Professor Burt Neuborne; University of San Fransisco Professor Susan Freiwald; Brooklyn Law School Professor Susan Herman; Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct Executive Director Seana Willing; CBS News 48 Hours Correspondent Erin Moriatry; Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings; and Home Depot General Counsel Teresa Roseborough.
The AJEI seminar sounds like an excellent opportunity for appellate court judges, appellate court staff attorneys, and appellate practitioners to learn from the speakers and also to share ideas with one another. Registration materials are available online at https://ajei.law.smu.edu.