Supreme Court Round-Up

The Birmingham Lawyers Chapter
Start : Wednesday, July 24, 2013 12:00 PM
End : Wednesday, July 24, 2013 01:00 PM

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The Summit Club
1901 Sixth Avenue North
Birmingham, AL

Featured Speakers:
Brian T. Fitzpatrick



  • Professor Brian T. Fitzpatrick, Vanderbilt University Law School
  • John C. Neiman, State of Alabama Solicitor General

Professor Brian Fitzpatrick and Solicitor General John Neiman will review the U.S. Supreme Court term that closed in June 2013 – 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 term beginning in October 2013.

Brian Fitzpatrick’s research has focused on class action litigation, federal courts, judicial selection, and constitutional law. 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. Fitzpatrick also served as Special Counsel for Supreme Court Nominations to U.S. Senator John Cornyn. 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.

John Neiman has been the State of Alabama’s Solicitor General since January 2011. In that capacity he is charged with supervising all cases in which the State or one of its officers is a party in the U.S. Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit, or the Alabama Supreme Court. Neiman has argued two cases at the U.S. Supreme Court and also argued United States v. Alabama, the immigration case, in both the district court and the Eleventh Circuit. After graduating from Harvard Law School, Neiman clerked for Judge Niemeyer of the Fourth Circuit and Justice Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court. Neiman previously worked at Bradley Arant in Birmingham and has served on the law faculties at Alabama, Georgia, and the Cumberland.

Registration details:

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

RSVP by Friday, July 19, to Carolyn Adkins at or 205-521-8687.

This course has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission of Alabama for 1 hour credit.