Supreme Court Round-Up

The Birmingham Lawyers Chapter
Start : Tuesday, September 18, 2012 12:00 PM
End : Tuesday, September 18, 2012 01:30 PM

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The Summit Club
1901 Sixth Avenue North
Birmingham, AL


  • Brian T. Fitzpatrick, Vanderbilt University Law School
  • Kevin C. Newsom, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Professor Fitzpatrick and Mr. Newsom will review the U.S. Supreme Court term that closed in June 2012 – highlighting the results in significant cases, discussing the various Justices’ voting patterns, etc. They will also preview the cases that may land on the Court’s docket in the 2012 term.

Brian Fitzpatrick’s research at Vanderbilt has focused on class action litigation, federal courts, judicial selection, and constitutional law. Professor Fitzpatrick joined Vanderbilt’s faculty in 2007. He graduated first in his class from Harvard Law School and went on to clerk for Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court. Professor Fitzpatrick also served as Special Counsel for Supreme Court Nominations to U.S. Senator John Cornyn. Professor Fitzpatrick received the Hall-Hartman Outstanding Professor Award, which recognizes excellence in classroom teaching, for his Civil Procedure course for the 2008-09 academic year.

Kevin Newsom is chair of Bradley Arant’s appellate practice. Before joining the firm, Kevin served as the State of Alabama’s Solicitor General, where he directed the State’s litigation in the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. courts of appeals, and the Alabama Supreme Court. Kevin has argued four cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and more than 20 others in the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eleventh, and D.C. Circuits, as well as in the Alabama appellate courts. Kevin served as a law clerk to Justice David Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court and, before that, to Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Kevin received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was an Articles Editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Registration details:

Cost: $15 for lunch (Please pay at the door and make checks payable to “The Federalist Society”)

RSVP by Friday, September 14, to Carolyn Adkins at or 205-521-8687.

CLE credit has been requested for this event, but has not yet been approved.