The Fordham Urban Law Journal will host its Volume XXXIX Symposium, titled “Gun Control and the Second Amendment: Developments and Controversies in the Wake of District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago,” on Friday, March 9 at Fordham Law School in New York City.

The event will be divided into the following panels:
· The Effect of the Supreme Court’s Gun Control Restrictions on Crime Rates

· The Scope of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms Post-Heller and McDonald

· Urban Exceptionalism and Modern Conceptions of the Militia

Fordham Dean Michael M. Martin will deliver opening remarks.

Participants to include:

Richard M. Aborn, President, Citizens Crime Commission of New York City, and former President, Handgun Control, Inc. (now the Brady Campaign);

Patrick J. Charles, Historian, United States Air Force 352nd Special Operations Group, and author of The Second Amendment: The Intent and its Interpretation by the States and the Supreme Court;

Saul Cornell, Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History, Fordham University, and author of “A Well-Regulated Militia”: the Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America;

Robert J. Cottrol, Harold Paul Green Research Professor of Law and Professor of History and Sociology, George Washington University, and author of Gun Control and the Constitution: Sources and Explorations on the Second Amendment;

Michael B. de Leeuw, Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law, Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, and co-author of the amicus brief for the NAACP in Heller;

Deborah W. Denno, Arthur A. McGivney Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law,
co-editor of, and contributor to, the Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, and one of the “Fifty Most Influential Women Lawyers in America,” National Law Journal, 2007;

Nicholas J. Johnson, Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law, and author of Firearms Law and the Second Amendment, Cases and Materials;

Don B. Kates, Jr., Research Fellow, Independent Institute, and co-author of Armed: New Perspectives on Gun Control;

Gary Kleck, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University College of Criminology, and author of Targeting Guns;

David B. Kopel, Research Director, Independence Institute, Adjunct Professor of Advanced Constitutional Law, Denver University, Sturm College of Law, and author of the amicus brief for the International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association in Heller;

Nelson Lund, Patrick Henry Professor of Constitutional Law and the Second Amendment, George Mason University School of Law, former Associate Counsel to the President, White House Counsel, and author of Two Faces of Judicial Restraint (Or Are There More?) in McDonald v. Chicago;

Carlisle E. Moody, Professor of Economics, College of William & Mary, and expert in econometric analysis of crime and criminal justice policy;

Michael Pastor, Acting First Deputy Criminal Justice Coordinator, Office of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, and former Senior Counsel, Legal Counsel Division, New York City Law Department;

Brian Anse Patrick, Associate Professor of Communications, University of Toledo, and author of Rise of the Anti-Media: In-Forming the American Concealed Weapon Carry Movement; and

Adam Winkler, Professor of Law, University of California Los Angeles School of Law, and author of Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America.

The event is free and open to the public. For the full schedule and to learn more about the participants click here.

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