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Law School symposium examines Supreme Court's role in social change

April 30, 2006

Legal scholars from across the nation will examine the U.S. Supreme Court's role in social change at the annual Drake Law School Constitutional Law Symposium set for Saturday, April 8, with activities beginning at 8 a.m. in the Constitutional Law Center, Cartwright Hall.

The Supreme Court has issued socially significant decisions since the country's founding. "Brown v. Board of Education," for example, desegregated schools in the South and paved the way for the Civil Rights movement.

With issues such as gay marriage, abortion and the Pledge of Allegiance on the horizon, the controversy over the Supreme Court's role will not end any time soon. The symposium will explore diverse views of the role that courts can play in social change.

For a complete list of speakers and topics, visit the Drake Law School Web page by clicking here.

For more information on the event, contact Ginnie Nevins at (515) 271-2988 or