Constitution Day 9-15-2022

Thursday, 15 September 2022 at 12:00 PM

In celebration of Constitution Day 2022, our panel of legal scholars will reflect on the momentous Supreme Court term just completed and offer their perspectives on whether the term was different in kind, compared to prior terms, or only different in degree.

What Was That? Thoughts on the 2021-22 U.S. Supreme Court

Constitution Day Presentation (no class cancellations)

Thursday, September 15, 2022, 12-1:30 p.m.
Sullivan Hall, Room C-5
Keynote speakers will join via Zoom.

Andrew Siegel
Vice Dean, Seattle University School of Law

Eric J. Segall
Ashe Family Chair, Professor of Law, Georgia State University

Hannah Mullen
Staff Attorney, Council on American-Islamic Relations

Headshots of Eric Segall and Hannah Mullen

Eric Segall

Professor Eric J. Segall graduated from Emory University, Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude, and from Vanderbilt Law School, where he was the research editor for the Law Review and member of Order of the Coif. He clerked for the Chief Judge Charles Moye Jr. for the Northern District of Georgia, and Albert J. Henderson of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. After his clerkships, Segall worked for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and the U.S. Department of Justice, before joining the Georgia State faculty in 1991.

Segall teaches federal courts and constitutional law I and II. He is the author of the books "Originalism as Faith" and "Supreme Myths: Why the Supreme Court is not a Court and its Justices are not Judges." His articles on constitutional law have appeared in, among others, the Harvard Law Review Forum, the Stanford Law Review On Line, the UCLA Law Review, the George Washington Law Review, the Washington University Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, the Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy, and Constitutional Commentary among many others.

Hannah Mullen

Hannah Mullen is a staff attorney at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), where she specializes in civil rights litigation. She graduated from Harvard College, Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, and from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, where she was a notes editor on the Law Review. Before joining CAIR, she served as a law clerk to then-Judge Merrick Garland on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and worked as a graduate fellow at the Georgetown Law Appellate Courts Immersion Clinic.

You can find Mullen's writing about the federal courts in Slate and Balls & Strikes. When she's not suing prison guards, Hannah enjoys reading novels and hiking with her spirited rescue pit bull, Betty.

Andrew Siegel

Professor Andrew Siegel is the vice dean for academic affairs and the William C. Oltman Professor of Teaching Excellence at Seattle University School of Law. He researches and writes about constitutional theory, contemporary constitutional and public law, and American legal history. He is a nationally recognized expert on the U.S. Supreme Court and frequently lectures on that subject in a variety of academic and professional settings. He is a co-author of "The Supreme Court Sourcebook" and his scholarship has appeared in a variety of influential journals.

Before entering the legal academy, Siegel served as a law clerk to Judge Pierre N. Leval of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and to Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court and practiced as a litigation associate in the New York office of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. He graduated summa cum laude from Yale College, has a master's degree in history from Princeton University, and graduated summa cum laude and first in his class from New York University School of Law, where he was also an executive editor of the New York University Law Review.

Sullivan Hall, Room C-5