Criminal Law Symposium

  2015 Criminal Law Symposium:
The 4th Amendment in the 21st Century

Presented by Texas Tech Law Review

The 9th Annual Criminal Law Symposium will take place on Friday, April 17, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Texas Tech University School of Law in the Mark and Becky Lanier Auditorium (click here for directions).

Registration is open to the public and available the morning of the event. Please come prepared to pay by check. Participants who plan to attend the luncheon, however, must RSVP to by Wednesday, April 8th.

The State Bar of Texas has approved 7 CLE credit hours, including 1 hour of ethics. The fee for those seeking CLE credit is $65. Admission is free for those not seeking CLE credit.

Participants are encouraged to stay and mingle with the panelists during the wine and cheese reception after the symposium.

9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. | Opening Keynote

  • Speaker:       Orin Kerr – George Washington University

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Panel 1

What is (should be) the scope and limitation of the power to search cell phones and/or computers?

  • Moderator: Jennifer Laurin – University of Texas
  • Tom Clancy – National Judicial College
  • Mary Leary – Catholic University
  • Richard McAdams – University of Chicago
  • Paul Ohm – University of Colorado

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. | Lexis Nexis Luncheon

  • Speaker: Chris Slobogin – Vanderbilt

1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. | Panel 2

What is (should be) the scope and limitation of police power to track suspects?

  • Moderator: Andrew Ferguson – University of the District of Columbia
  • Steve Friedland – Elon University
  • David Gray – University of Maryland
  • Brian Owsley – Indiana Tech
  • Russell Weaver – University of Louisville

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Panel 3

What is (should be) the scope and limitation of governmental power to collect DNA?

  • Moderator: Ron Rychlak – University of Mississippi
  • Catherine Hancock – Tulane
  • Arnold Loewy – Texas Tech
  • Wayne Logan – Florida State
  • Tracey Maclin – Boston University

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Wine & Cheese Reception

2015 Crim Law Symposium Save The Dates

Please click here to view the 2015 Criminal Law Symposium Program.