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U of M Law School Will Host Symposium Feb. 11 on Memphis-related Legal Issues

For release: January 19, 2011
For press information, contact Curt Guenther, 901/678-2843

“Memphis in the Law” will be the focus of a symposium February 11th at the University of Memphis’ Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.  Running from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the event will celebrate Memphis’ contribution to the greater legal community.

Opening the symposium will be Memphis Mayor A C Wharton.  Presenting lawyers and judges will include David S. Kennedy, Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Tennessee; W.J. Michael Cody, Charles F. Newman, John J. Thomason, Sheri Lipman, William R. Bradley Jr., Steven L. Winter, Don Donati, Rebecca Adelman, Edward M. Bearman Jr., and Daniel Kiel.

Topics of discussion will be the Chandler bankruptcy amendments, the Martin Luther King Jr. injunction hearing, the Overton Park Expressway case, the NCAA ruling against the University of Memphis stripping the university of its 2007-08 winning season, Elvis Presley and intellectual property law, the Tennessee v. Garner case (the fleeing felon), the employment discrimination issues in the Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Company v. White, procedural fairness and the Bearman Rule, and the story of public schooling in Memphis from the 1954 Brown case until today.

Program attendees will be eligible for 5.92 hours of CLE credit.  Early registration, for $190, is in effect until January 25th.  Registration after Jan. 25th will cost $235.  For persons attending but not seeking CLE credit, the fee is $40.  The fee includes meals and parking validation for the Brinkley Building parking garage near the law school. 

A tour of the newly renovated federal courthouse that now houses the law school will be available on an optional basis for symposium participants.

Registration is available online at

To register with a corporate check, contact Stephanie Bada, U of M Law Review symposium editor, at

For more information about the symposium, contact Bada at or 901-489-0150.

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