IJPM Faculty Fellow to present, “Supreme Court Justices’ Leadership Styles”

As part of IJPM’s Faculty Fellows Colloquia, Professor Jeremy Blumenthal will present “Supreme Court Justices’ Leadership Styles” on February 9, 2012 at the College of Law Heritage Lounge. Professor Blumenthal received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Harvard and his Juris Doctorate from University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated cum laude. He is widely published on the topics of law and psychology and this is sure to be an engaging event.

Hon. Joanne Alper and Professor Charles Geyh to sit on panel discussion of: Is the Best Defense a Good Offense? The Ethics and Politics of Allowing Judges to Advocate Controversial Views

Moderated by IJPM Director Keith Bybee, this discussion features distinguished alumna and sitting judge, Hon. Joanne  Alper, and Professor Charles Gardner Geyh, one of the nation’s leading experts on judicial ethics, as they explore the the virtues and vices of allowing judges to advocate controversial views. The event is November 12th from 9:30am – 10:30am in Newhouse 3, room 250.

Democracy Now’s host, Amy Goodman, to present “Independent Media: Speaking Up for Democracy”

Democracy Now! is aired on over 900 stations across the United States and beyond each day. Praised by Time Magazine and NBC’s Meet the Press, Democracy Now!is the largest public media collaboration in the United States. Amy Goodman has received numerous awards for journalism and also writes a weekly column. This is a collaborative event between a number of schools and organizations, including IJPM, Newhouse School of Public Communications, and the Woman and Gender Studies Department.

IJPM commemorated Constitution Day this year with “The Dynamism and Activism of the Roberts Court”, a lecture presented by Lyle Denniston

Denniston is the most senior Supreme Court journalist in the country. He has written for the Boston Globe, the Washington Star, and the Wall Street Journal. He currently writes for the SCOTUSblog and reports for WBUR. During the course of his long career, he has covered one of every four Justices ever to sit on the high bench. His lecture was co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society.

IJPM Faculty Fellow David Cay Johnston Joins Reuters

Pulitzer Prize winner and IJPM Faculty Fellow, David Cay Johnston, has joined the Reuters team as a weekly columnist. His column will begin the week of July 5th and will feature in the News & Insight sections for tax and accounting professionals. He will also be a regular contributor on the Reuters wire.  Mr. Johnston has 13 years of experience with the New York Times and won his Pulitzer Prize by uncovering tax loopholes in the U.S. tax code.

Gilded-age Smuggling, Globalization, and the Origins of the Right to Privacy

11:45 – 1:00, April 26, 2012

College of Law, Heritage Lounge

Andrew Cohen is an Associate Professor of History at the Maxwell School and Faculty Fellow with IJPM.  He is the author of the upcoming book Contraband: The War on Smuggling and the Birth of the American Century and several articles on smuggling, labor, and their role in American history.  His presentation is part of the College of Law colloquium series and will be held in the Heritage Lounge on April 26, 2012

Fifth Annual Law, Politics, and the Media Lecture Series

February 08, 2012 – April 11, 2012

College of Law, Room 204

The American judicial system today operates in a complex environment of legal principle, political pressure, and media coverage.  The separate elements of this complex environment are typically studied by different groups of individuals working from different perspectives.   Law faculty tend to focus on legal principle; political scientists examine the influence of politics; and scholars of public communication assess the media.

The goal of this lecture series is to engage in a dialogue about the court system and its environment as a single, integrated subject of study.  The lectures complement the Law, Politics, and the Media course and involve sitting judges, practicing lawyers, and working journalists.

All lectures are held on Wednesdays, from 4-5:15pm in Room 204 at the College of Law.

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IJPM Welcomes Speakers Participating in the Fifth Annual Law, Politics, and the Media Lecture series

IJPM is proud to announce this year’s participants in its spring speaker series. Once again, the IJPM faculty have identified key issues hinging at the intersection of law, politics, and the media and have brought accomplished speakers to address these issues.  From leaders in the fight to maintain a free an independent press to the Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals, this years series will be an engaging experience!