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November 10, 2022 — MCLE Luncheon via Zoom — Robert A. Schapiro

November 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Robert A. Schapiro
We are very pleased to welcome as our speaker for this event:

Robert A. Schapiro

Robert A. Schapiro

Dean and C. Hugh Friedman Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law

Thursday, November 10, 2022
12:00 pm via
Zoom meeting


We are very pleased to have ROBERT A. SCHAPIRO, Dean and  C. Hugh Friedman Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law, as our speaker for this event, presenting: “Two Momentous Terms: United States Supreme Court Review and Update” to include discussion of:  

  • Historic decisions of the 2021-2022 Supreme Court Term on abortion, gun rights, and religion, among other issues;  and
  • Upcoming cases with potentially broad impact relating to affirmative action, elections, and LGBTQ rights, among other topics


The presentation is anticipated to be of 60 minute duration, and will provide 1.0 hour MCLE credit to participants. 

Information about Our Speaker:

Robert A. Schapiro is Dean and C. Hugh Friedman Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale College, Master of Arts from Stanford University, and Juris Doctorate from Yale Law School University, at which he served as editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal. Dean Schapiro clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court and for Judge Pierre N. Leval of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Dean Schapiro’s expertise and teaching focus on the areas of Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, and Federal Courts. Prior to becoming Dean at the USD School of Law, he was Dean of Emory University School of Law and Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law and Co-Director of Emory School of Law’s Center on Federalism and Intersystemic Governance. Prior to becoming Dean at Emory, he served as associate vice provost for academic affairs, associate dean of faculty for the law school, and as associate faculty director for Emory’s Halle Institute for Global Learning.

Dean Schapiro is an internationally recognized scholar of federalism, and has received numerous awards, including the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award for excellence in graduate education, the Ben F. Johnson Faculty Excellence Award, Most Outstanding Professor from the Emory Student Bar Association, and Professor of the Year from the Emory Law School Black Law Students Association. His scholarly works include:

  • Are State Constitutional Rights for Sale? Protecting State Constitutional Rights from Unconstitutional Conditions, UC Davis Law Review (2022) (with Kay Levine & Jonathan Remy Nash)
  • States of Inequality: Fiscal Federalism, Unequal States, and Unequal People, 108 California Law Review 1531 (2020)
  • How Federalism Can Promote a National Commitment to the Rule of Law, 79 Studia Iuridica 131 (2019)
  • Polyphonic Federalism: Toward the Protection of Fundamental Rights (University of Chicago Press 2009)
  • In the Twilight of the Nation-State: Subnational Constitutions in the New World Order, 39 Rutgers Law Review 801 (2008)
  • Monophonic Preemption, 102 Northwestern University Law Review 811 (2008)


For more detailed and expansive information about Dean Schapiro, please refer to his Curriculum Vitae. 


Contact Information:

University of San Diego School of Law
5998 Alcalá Park

Office: Warren Hall – 200A
San Diego, California  92110-2492

Assistant: Erin Mosey
(619) 260-4527



November 10
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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