Gun Violence and the Second Amendment
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Gun Violence and the Second Amendment
Monday, May 13, 2013 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
A symposium on the issue of gun violence and the Second Amendment, co-sponsored by ULCC Public Affairs and the Chicago Bar Association.
Reservations are allowed from 4/12/2013 3:00:00 PM to 5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
ULCC Public Affairs and its Subcommittee on the Administration of Justice, in partnership with the Chicago Bar Association's Human Rights Committee, presents a half-day (8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) symposium with expert panelists focusing on efforts to curtail gun violence and the parameters of the Second Amendment. The program will also feature a prominent keynote speaker to be announced soon.

The event begins with continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and a panel discussion on the scope and impact of the Second Amendment on the issue of gun violence prevention, moderated by Professor Ann Lousin of the John Marshall Law School.  Panelists for this segment include David G. Sigale (plaintiff's attorney in McDonald, et al v. City of Chicago), Professor Geoffrey R. Stone (former provost of The University of Chicago and dean of its law school), and Professor Douglas Berman (Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University Law School).

The mid-morning panel, titled "Public Policy Initiatives Related to Gun Control and Gun Violence," will review state and federal legislative responses to gun violence as well as social concerns correlated with gun violence, such as poverty and lack of educational and employment opportunities. The discussion will be moderated by J. Timothy Eaton of Shefsky & Froelich and will feature panelists Professor Jens Ludwig, University of Chicago; Juliet Leftwich, Legal Director, Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, and John Tillman, CEO of the Illinois Policy Institute.

The symposium will also feature an exhibition of recent photographic work curated by the ART WORKS Project for Human Rights. For attorneys attending this symposium, three (3) Illinois MCLE credits will be offered.  The cost of the symposium is $50 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity) and the Club's reservation policy is in effect.

This is the type of event members of the Union League Club of Chicago have the opportunity to enjoy. If you are interested in membership at the Union League Club, email membership@ulcc.org or call 312.435.4825.