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September 17, 2015
2:20 pm - 4:00 pm


Room 1078


Professor Jack Nowlin

UM Constitution Day Commemoration

“Cutting-Edge Issues in Constitutional Law”

Fall Student Legal Scholarship Exposition—Constitution Day Special Edition


UM’s Constitution Day commemoration event this year honors the September 17th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution by celebrating the scholarly successes of published student authors with expertise in constitutional law.

In this Constitution Day special edition of the Law School’s Fall Student Legal Scholarship Exposition, law students will present their recently published and forthcoming articles on cutting-edge issues in constitutional law to an audience of faculty, students, and others.

Light refreshments will be served.


Robert Michael Shoptaw (Class of 2016)

Associate Cases Editor, Mississippi Law Journal

Publication: “M’Naghten Is a Fundamental Right: Why Abolishing the Traditional Insanity Defense Violates Due Process.” 84 Mississippi Law Journal 1101 (2015).

SSRN Link: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2558549

Faculty Discussant: Associate Dean Matthew R. Hall


Jennie Vee Silk (Class of 2016)

Mississippi Cases Editor, Mississippi Law Journal
Publication: “Calling out Maryland v. King: DNA, Cell Phones, and the Fourth Amendment,” 52(2) Criminal Law Bulletin (Thomson Reuters/West) (forthcoming in 2016).

SSRN Link: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2553606

Faculty Discussant: Associate Dean Jack Wade Nowlin


Marie E. Wicks (Class of 2016)

Editor-in-Chief, Mississippi Law Journal

Publication: “Prayer Is Prologue: The Impact of Town of Greece on the Constitutionality of Deliberative Public Body Prayer at the Start of School Board Meetings,” 31 Journal of Law & Politics 1 (2015).

SSRN link: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2547761

Faculty Discussant: Professor Michele Alexandre