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Professor Chai Feldblum launches two part series on Rumsfeld v. FAIR on November 1 at 5:00pm in the Ceremonial Courtroom

Chai Feldblum, Professor of Law and Director of the Federal Legislation Clinic at Georgetown Law School, will discuss the impact of the Solomon Amendment on U.S. law schools and the Rumsfeld v. FAIR case now before the Supreme Court as the keynote speaker for FAIR-ly Speaking About Military Discrimination on November 1, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. at the School of Law. The program is the first of a two-part series about the Solomon Amendment and features commentators James Leipold, Executive Director of the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), and Sharra Greer, Director of Law and Policy for the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN). A reception follows the program.

Professor Michael Greenberger will moderate part two of the series, entitled Rumsfeld v. FAIR: the Arguments Leading to the Supreme Court, on November 9, 2005 at 12:10 at the School of Law, joined by panelists Scott R. McIntosh from the Department of Justice, Civil Appellate Division, and Pamela Harris, Partner at O'Melvany & Meyers in Washington, DC. McIntosh was a principal counsel on the government's brief to the Third Circuit supporting the constitutionality of the Solomon Amendment. Harris was principal author of one of the critical merits briefs arguing the unconstitutionality of the Solomon Amendment.

Background information about the FAIR litigation, including a timeline and case documents, may be found at may be found at SolomonResponse.org

The educational series about the Solomon Amendment is a joint presentation by the School of Law's Triangle Alliance, ACLU, and Moot Court Board and is sponsored by the Career Development Office and the Faculty Committee on Professionalism & Diversity.


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