Steve Wasby sent me the following announcement to pass along:
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale's School of Law announces conference on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
The conference will be held on February 22 and 23, 2008, at the law school. The focus of the conference will be on the process by which the court decides cases, including its relations with other courts. Topics to be covered include aspects of the judges' decision-making; the court's caseload and how it is handled; the way in which circuit precedent is developed and announced; and the court's relationship to district courts and the Supreme Court. This will be one of the first academic conferences to examine the workings of this important and influential court. Presenters and commentators will include several judges of the court, district judges, and political science and law professors.
There will be no registration fee for the conference, but advance registration will be required. The conference is offered for CLE credit, which will require a fee. Those who wish information about conference logistics should contact Ms. Bonnie Miller at SIU-C Law School (firstname.lastname@example.org; 618-453-8730).
Stephen L. Wasby
Professor Emeritus, University at Albany