Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about The Supreme Court: A Conversation with Susan Low Bloch

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017
at 7:00pm
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Think the Supreme Court is boring? Think again! Join Professor Susan Low Bloch in an evening of fun, facts and fancy about the U.S. Supreme Court’s past, present, and future. Experience the terror of the woman who, as his young law clerk, told Justice Thurgood Marshall his draft opinion was wrong! Hear the Justice’s unpublished – and unexpurgated – response! Consider the plight of lost tourists who accidentally entered the Justice’s private elevator, turned to Justice Marshall and said, “Third floor, please!” Understand why Justice Antonin Scalia guest lectured at Professor Bloch’s class for 30 years!

Leading this whirlwind tour through the highest court in the land is Professor Susan Low Bloch, professor of law at Georgetown Law Center where she teaches Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, and a seminar on the Supreme Court. A summa cum laude graduate of Smith College and University of Michigan Law School, Professor Bloch is the author of numerous articles in the areas of constitutional and administrative law and is the co-author of Inside the Supreme Court: The Institution and Its Procedures. Following her graduation from law school, Professor Bloch served as law clerk to Judge Spottswood Robinson on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and for Thurgood Marshall on the United States Supreme Court.

Joining Professor Bloch is her husband Richard Bloch, who specializes in neutral arbitration in commercial and labor-management disputes. A graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Michigan Law School (J.D.) and School of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Mr. Bloch has served on the faculties of the University of Michigan and the University of Detroit, as well as on the adjunct faculty of the Georgetown University Law Center.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear all the surprising stories and little-known facts about the “Court of last resort!” You’ll have the chance to ask any burning questions you might have like: “Will the Court be changing? (Do liberals live forever?)” or “What happens if or when Roe v. Wade disappears?” and “Why is the Supreme Court NOT the highest court in the land?” All will be revealed in Everything You Wanted to Know about The Supreme Court: A Conversation with Susan Low Bloch.