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The Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse
219 South Dearborn Street
25th Floor, Room 2544-A
Chicago, IL 60604
The Stanford Law School Chicago Alumni Chapter invites you to join alumni and friends forlunch and a conversation with Gary Feinerman, JD '91, Judge for the United States DistrictCourt for the Northern District of Illinois, and Jeff Fisher, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic.
They will discuss Stanford’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic—the first of its kind at any law school—and the clinic's work as counsel on the marriage equality cases pending before theSupreme Court.
Kindly register by March 15. Space is limited.
About the Speaker:
Jeff Fisher, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Supreme Court Clinic
A leading authority on Supreme Court practice and nationally recognized expert on criminal procedure, Jeffrey L. Fisher's work at the law school revolves around handling cases in the U.S. Supreme Court. He has argued 27 cases in the Court, on issues ranging from criminal justice to maritime law to telecommunications law.
His successes include the landmark cases of Crawford v. Washington and Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, in which he persuaded the Court to adopt a new approach to the Constitution's Confrontation Clause; Riley v. California, in which the Court for the first time applied the Fourth Amendment's protections against unreasonable searches to digital information on smart phones and other computers; Blakely v. Washington, in which the Courtheld that the Sixth Amendment right to a jury trial applies to sentencing guidelines; and Kennedy v. Louisiana, in which the Court held that the Eighth Amendment prohibits states from imposing capital punishment for crimes against individuals that do not result in death. In 2006, The National Law Journal named Professor Fisher one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America—the youngest person on the list.
In addition to his teaching and practice concerning the Supreme Court, Professor Fisher has published numerous articles on various criminal and constitutional issues, and he currently is writing a treatise on the Confrontation Clause. Before joining the Stanford faculty, Professor Fisher co-chaired the appellate practice group of Davis Wright Tremaine. He clerked for U.S.Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.