2014 Attorneys Conference

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2014 Attorneys Conference

Boston Park Plaza Hotel | Boston, MA
October 02, 2014 - October 05, 2014

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Combined CLS/CCCU Conference Schedule

Thursday, October 2

 

 6:30PM 7:30PM  Registration for Persons Attending the Combined CLS/CCCU Conference 
7:30PM 9:15PM Christian Legal Society Session

Robert P. George, Professor and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals, Princeton University.
  

Friday, October 3

8:00 AM 9:30 AM Buffet Breakfast with Christian Legal Society
(The next three sessions are the recommended workshops in the religious liberty track, but participants are free to attend any of the CLS sessions.)

10:15 AM 12:15 PM Religious Liberty Panel: Will Religious Liberty Survive?

Carl Esbeck, Professor, University of Missouri Law School
John Inazu, Associate Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law
Jordan Lorence, Senior Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom
Adèle Keim, Counsel, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
Kim Colby, Director, Christian Legal Society's Center for Law & Religious Freedom
Stanley Carlson-Thies, Director, Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance

2:00 PM 3:30 PM

Religious Liberty and Sexuality at the Crossroads

John Inazu, Associate Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law 
Stuart Lark, Partner, Bryan Cave LLP

4:00 PM 5:30PM Sorting Out the Rule Barring Religious Questions, Church Autonomy Doctrine, and the Generally Applicable Standard in the Smith Case

Carl Esbeck, Professor, University of Missouri Law School

 

CCCU Attorneys Conference Schedule

Friday, October 3

5:00 PM 6:00 PM Registration for Persons Attending CCCU Portion of the Conference Only
6:30 PM 9:30 PM Opening Session for CCCU Attorneys Conference

Welcome and Introductions
Shapri D. LoMaglio, Director of Government Relations, CCCU
 
Dinner

Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Shirley V. Hoogstra, President, CCCU 

Keynote Address:  Civilized Pluralism 
John Inazu, Associate Professor of Law, Washington University Law School
       

Introduction of Participants and Sharing of the Biggest Legal Issues That Are Facing Campuses

Facilitator
Shapri D. LoMaglio, Director of Government Relations, CCCU

     

 

Saturday, October 4

8:00 AM 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM 10:30AM

Recent Title IX Changes: Implications for the Christian College Campus

Moderator
Stephen Eck, Vice President and General Counsel, Oklahoma Christian University

Presenters
Jim Newberry, Attorney, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
John Hart, General Counsel, Cedarville University

10:30 AM
10:45 AM Coffee Break
10:45 AM
 12:15 PM

 Recent Title IX Changes : Implications for Christian College Students

Moderator
Bill Russell, General Counsel and Executive Director of Community Relations, Northwest Nazarene University

Presenters

Greg Baylor, Senior Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom
Shirley V. Hoogstra, President, CCCU
Jerry Mackey, Legal Counsel, Biola University

 

 12:30 PM
  1:30 PM
   Lunch – Discussion at Tables (each table has a designated discussion leader)
 1:30 PM
  2:30 PM
 

Your Institution’s Religious DNA: Does My Institution Satisfy the Requirements of the Various Religious Exemptions?

Moderator

Nick Glancy, Assistant Vice President for Risk Management and University Counsel, Seattle Pacific University

Presenters
Mark Dickerson, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Azusa Pacific University
Stuart Lark, Partner, Bryan Cave LLP
Mary Kay Klimesh, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Presenting Remotely: Jeffrey A. Berman, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

 

 2:30 PM
  3:30 PM

 Accreditation & Religious Mission

Moderator

Shapri D. LoMaglio, Director of Government Relations, CCCU

Presenters
Adèle Keim, Counsel, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty    
Stanley Carlson-Thies, Director, Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance
 3:30 PM
 3:45 PM
     Coffee Break
 3:45 PM
 5:15 PM

A New Executive Order Bars LGBT Employment Bias: What Will This Mean for the Religious Employer Exemption in Title VII?   


Presenter
Carl Esbeck, Professor, University of Missouri Law School

Respondents

Chris Jennings, Associate General Counsel, Azusa Pacific University
Jim Davids, Associate Professor & Director of LL.M. & M.A. Programs, Regent University School of Law

5:15 PM 6:00 PM

Round Robin of Legal Advice for CCCU Campus Attorneys

Moderator

Jerry Mackey, Legal Counsel, Biola University

Presenters    
Lowell Haines, Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Matthew Nelson, Partner, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP


 6:00 PM
 
 Dinner on your own
 8:00 PM   Optional Session: A Fieldstead & Company research presentation on how legal trajectories are reshaping how we understand dignity, personhood and rights.

Sunday, October 5

 7:00 AM   7:45 AM  Breakfast  Buffett
 7:45 AM  8:00 AM

 Devotional

Shirley V. Hoogstra, President, CCCU 

8:00 AM  8:45 AM Keynote Address: Extended Religious Freedom Forward!  Acting for Religious Freedom in Our Era 

Stanley Carlson-Thies, Director, Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance

8:45 AM   9:30 AM Higher Education Update from Washington, D.C. 

Shapri D. LoMaglio, Director of Government Relations, CCCU
 9:30 AM  9:45 AM  Coffee Break 
 9:45 AM 11:30AM Closing Panel:  Q&A about Current Litigation, Legislation, and How Your Institution Can Respond 

Moderator

Carl Esbeck, Professor, University of Missouri Law School

Presenters

Greg Baylor, Senior Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom
Stanley Carlson-Thies, President, Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance
Shapri D. LoMaglio, Director of Government Relations, CCCU