UC Law Lectures

UC Law Robert S. Marx Lecture

Friday, Feb. 23
12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

UC College of Law - Auditorium, Room 160
2925 Campus Green Drive
Cincinnati, OH 

The Legal Landscape After Roe's Reversal

Rachel Rebouché
Dean and James E. Beasley Professor of Law
Temple University Beasley School of Law

1.0 GEN CLE (approved)

This lecture examines the paradigm shift that is occurring now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade. Returning abortion law to the states will spawn perplexing legal conflicts across state borders and between states and the federal government. This lecture emphasizes how these issues intersect with innovations in the delivery of abortion, which can now occur entirely online and transcend state boundaries. The interjurisdictional abortion wars are coming, and this lecture provides the roadmap for this aspect of the aftermath of Roe’s reversal.

Judges and scholars, and most recently the Supreme Court, have long claimed that abortion law will become simpler if Roe is overturned, but that is woefully naïve. In reality, overturning Roe will create a novel world of complex, interjurisdictional legal conflicts over abortion. Some states will pass laws creating civil or criminal liability for out-of-state abortion travel while others will pass laws insulating their providers from out-of-state prosecutions. The federal government will also intervene, attempting to use federal laws to preempt state bans and possibly to use federal land to shelter abortion services. Ultimately, once the constitutional protection for previability abortion disappears, the impending battles over abortion access will transport the half-century war over Roe into a new arena, one that will make abortion jurisprudence more complex than ever before

UC Law Professor Ronna Greff Schneider Constitutional Issues in Education Law Speaker Series

Tuesday, March 19
12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

UC College of Law - Auditorium, Room 160
2925 Campus Green Drive
Cincinnati, OH

Religion in Public Schools: Constitutional Revolution in Action

Noah Feldman
Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law
Director, Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law
Harvard Law School

In recent years the Supreme Court has substantially revised, even revolutionized, the law of free exercise and establishment. This lecture will consider the changes, their interaction, and the real-world consequences. And it will consider how the law will evolve going forward in the light of the history of religious liberty in the U.S.

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Shelley Johnson

Senior Director, Alumni Engagement, College of Law