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California Supreme Court justice visiting UW for Constitution Day

A California Supreme Court Justice will speak at the University of Wisconsin Law School  as part of UW-Madison’s Constitution Day lineup.

Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar will give a lecture titled, “Conflict, Institutions, and Public Law: Reflections on Twentieth Century America as a Developing Country.” The event will take place from 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Monday at Lubar Commons, Room 7200 in the law school, 975 Bascom Mall, Madison.

Continuing-legal-education credit for the lecture is pending for Wisconsin attorneys. A light lunch will be served to those who attend, but it will be first come, first served. Those interested in attending must register.

Cuéllar was nominated by Governor Jerry Brown and started serving on the court in 2015. Before that, he was a law professor at Stanford University. He has written books and articles about topics such as administrative law and legislation, criminal law and international law.

After graduating from Yale Law School, he worked at the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Enforcement and was a clerk for Chief Judge Mary Schroeder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Cuellar’s visit is part of UW’s Constitution Day activities, which are part of a program that institutes of higher education are required to prepare if they receive federal money.  The law school is also allowing guests to observe a Constitutional Law I class taught by the law professor Heinz Klug from 10:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. on Monday in Room 5246 of the law school.

A bill signed by George W. Bush n 2004 requires schools such as UW to prepare a program that inform students about the U.S. Constitution and commemorates its signing on Sept. 17, 1787.

About Erika Strebel, erika.strebel@wislawjournal.com

Erika Strebel is the law beat reporter for the Wisconsin Law Journal and a law school student at UW-Madison. She can be reached at 414-225-1825.

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