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Criminal Justice Department Special Events

Kutztown University's Law School Forum

  Sponsored by the Kutztown University Pre-Law Society

Hosted by the Kutztown University Criminal Justice Department

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013

Kutztown University

Georgian Room, Old Main


9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

9 a.m.


  10-11 a.m.

 Panel One: What's Law School Like?  

11-12 p.m.

Panel Two: Getting Into and Paying for It

12-1 p.m.
Presentation by Kaplan Educational Services:

How to Draft Your Personal Statement

1-4 p.m.

Law School Fair

Confirmed Attending Law Schools:

Drexel University, Penn State University Dickinson School of Law
(Carlisle and University Park), Rutgers University - Newark,
Seton Hall University, Temple University, University of Baltimore,
Villanova University, Widener University

Information on additional forum events will be announced. For additional information contact Dr. Arthur H. Garrison, Pre-Law Society Advisor at or Sarah Detweiler, President of the Pre-Law Society at


Campus wide - Open to the Public Conference

Decisions Made, Votes Cast, and Policies Implemented: The October 2011 Term and the Role of the Supreme Court in American Policy and Politics

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Introductions and Welcome

10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. MSU 218 Multipurpose Room

Dr. Carlos Vargas-Aburto

Provost/VP for Academic & Student Affairs

Kutztown University


1st Panel

The Supreme Court and the "Hot Button" Political Cases of the 2011 Term

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MSU 218 Multipurpose Room

Dr. Andrew B Arnold, Moderator

Kutztown University


The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010

Alan E. Garfield

Professor of Law

 Widener University Law School


Arizona Law SB 1070

Marsha Levick, Esq.

Deputy Director and Chief Counsel

Juvenile Law Center, Philadelphia Pa.


The Stolen Valor Act and the First Amendment

Erin Daly

Professor of Law

 Widener University Law School


Lunch with panelists (closed, invitation only)

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. MSU 223 Formal Dining Room

Dr. Anne E. Zayaitz
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Kutztown University


2nd Panel

The Supreme Court, Criminal Justice and Individual Rights

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. MSU 183 Alumni Auditorium

Dr. Keith Logan, Moderator

Kutztown University


The Sixth Amendment, Missouri v Frye and LaFler v Cooper and the Plea Bargain Process

Dr. Stephanie Jirard

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

 Shippensburg University


The Fourth Amendment, United States v Jones and Florence v Burlington GPS Surveillance and Police Ordered Strip Searches

Dr. Chris Stangl

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

 West Chester University


The Eighth Amendment, Miller v. Alabama and Graham v Florida and Life without Parole for Juveniles in homicide and non-homicide cases

Laura Cohen

Clinical Professor of Law

 Rutgers School of Law-Newark


 3rd Panel

The Roberts Court: Does it belong to Roberts or Kennedy?

3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. MSU 183 Alumni Auditorium

Dr. Jennifer Jacobson, Moderator

Kutztown University


The Relative Roles of Roberts and Kennedy on the Court

Mark Rahdert

Professor of Law

Temple University Law School


The Affordable Care Act: Chief Justice Roberts' Marbury v Madison Moment?

Mark Graber

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development

Professor of Law and Government

University of Maryland School of Law


Kennedy vs Roberts Differences in Judicial Philosophy, if any?

Robert J. Reinstein

Professor of Law

 Temple University Law School


 4th Panel

The Election is Over and a New Court Term has Begun, What's Next?

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. MSU 183 Alumni Auditorium

Dr. Arthur H. Garrison, Moderator

Kutztown University


Dr. Stephanie Jirard

Mark Graber

Dr. Jennifer Jacobson

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Kutztown University


Closing Remarks

7:00 p.m. MSU 183 Alumni Auditorium