Professor to speak at Second Amendment symposium on Jan. 18

Law - Greg Wallace

Professor E. Gregory Wallace will speak at “Heller at 10: A Symposium on the Last—and Next—Decade of the Modern Second Amendment” on Friday. The symposium will be held at the University of California, Hastings College of Law in San Francisco and is co-sponsored by the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly.

Wallace will participate on a panel discussing “Guns in Public: The Next Certiorari Grant and Beyond” along with William Araiza of Brooklyn Law School, Eric Ruben of the Brennan Center for Justice and Jonathan Taylor of Gupta Wessler PLLC (author of several amicus briefs for Everytown for Gun Safety). Mariel Goetz, counsel for Partnerships & Litigation for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, will serve as moderator.

According to the program the panel will address the following: “The Supreme Court is likely to grant review in a case challenging restrictions on the carrying of guns in public. As with the Heller decision itself, the Court’s next ruling on public carry is unlikely to resolve every important question relating to firearms in public. How should the issue of public carry and the Second Amendment be contextualized now, and how might it arise again in the future including with respect to proposed ‘concealed carry reciprocity’ policies, and Stand Your Ground laws that upend traditional standards for lawful self defense?”

Wallace provides frequent commentary on Second Amendment issues at various events as well as in news reports, talk radio, and op-ed columns. He recently published a law review article entitled “Assault Weapon Myths” and was added as co-author of “Firearms Law and the Second Amendment: Regulation, Rights, and Policy,” the leading law school textbook and treatise on the Second Amendment. He spoke at two law school symposiums on Second Amendment in 2018. At Campbell Law School, Wallace teaches the class “Firearms Law and the Second Amendment.” He also is a certified firearms instructor and competitive shooter.