October 3, 2022

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Central Time

ACS Chicago: Supreme Court Term in Review & Look Ahead

Morris Hall at Chicago-Kent Law School, Chicago, IL

Please join the ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter, ACS Chicago-Kent Student Chapter, ACLU of Illinois, and Mayer Brown for our annual Supreme Court hybrid event. The most recent U.S. Supreme Court term was the most conservative in a century and the catastrophic decisions handed down included cases on abortion, religious liberty, rights of residents of Puerto Rico, criminal defendants’ rights, voting rights, Indigenous rights, and free speech.

The program includes a discussion with legal experts of trends in the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary, the importance of the fight ahead in state courts, and the ongoing repercussions of last term. Panelists will also answer audience questions. Note: There will be COVID-19 protections at the event; read the COVID-19 guidelines.


Colleen Connell, Executive Director, ACLU of Illinois and Member, ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter Board of Advisors

Ami Gandhi, Senior Counsel, Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights

Juan F. Perea, Curt and Linda Rodin Professor of Law and Social Justice, Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Member, ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter Board of Advisors

Michael A. Scodro, Partner, Mayer Brown

Steven D. Schwinn, Professor of Law, University of Illinois Chicago Law School and Member, ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter Board of Advisors

Moderated by:

Steve Sanders, Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Monday, October 3 

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. CT

Chicago-Kent College of Law,

Auditorium, 565 W. Adams,

Chicago, IL 60661

Please click here for the in-person Reading MaterialsEvaluation FormRecord of Attendance, and Certificate of Attendance.

Please click here for the virtual Reading MaterialsEvaluation Form, and Certificate of Attendance.

The ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter is coordinating CLE credit for this event. 1.5 hours of CLE credit are pending for Illinois attorneys. In the event that CLE credit is granted, virtual attendees must follow the instructoins listed on the CLE application form here to receive credit.

As the nation's leading progressive legal organization, ACS is committed to ensuring that all aspects of our events are accessible and enjoyable for all. If you require any accommodations, please contact us at LCemails@acslaw.org.