Campbell Law Review lines up symposium sponsors

RALEIGH – Three local sponsors have offered support for Campbell Law Review’s upcoming spring symposium. The John Locke Foundation, Williams Mullen, and Grass Roots North Carolina have all provided financial assistance to aid the student publication in hosting the event this Friday, Feb. 2, 10 years after the Supreme Court’s landmark but controversial decision in District of Columbia v. Heller. The decision recognized that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to keep and bear arms for self-defense.

“Heller After Ten Years” will examine a wide range of issues facing the lower courts since Heller, including the proper analytical framework for deciding Second Amendment cases, whether lower courts have given proper deference to Heller’s recognition of the individual right to keep and bear arms for self-defense, the extent to which the Second Amendment protects certain persons, such as felons and the formerly mentally ill seeking restoration of their right to arms, and how Heller applies to restrictions on public carry and bans on assault weapons.

The symposium will feature five dynamic panels and 15 scholars, advocates, and legal practitioners from across the nation. Click this link to view the complete symposium agenda.

The symposium offers up to 7.5 hours of continuing legal education credit, is free for Campbell Law students, and is open to the general public for a nominal charge. Easy online registration is available via clicking on this link. Registration will close at 5 p.m. on Feb. 1.