Supreme Court Year in Review

On October 11, 2019, the Center for Civil and Human Rights and the Spokane County Bar Association will be hosting an all-day CLE on noteworthy social justice cases heard by the Supreme Court which impact the civil and human rights of individuals in this country. Panels on Indian Law, Immigration Law, Gerrymandering, Civil Rights, and Criminal Law will explain and put into context the key decisions in these areas, and explore how these cases will affect communities and individuals.

Gonzaga University School of Law, Barbieri Courtroom
October 11, 2019, 8:00am to 4:30pm

Approved for 6.0 CLE credits in Washington state

For more information, please contact Michele Fukawa or Mark Wardrop.





8:00am: Check-in / Breakfast

8:30am: Welcome

8:45am – 9:45am: Immigration Law panel

  • Professor Megan Case, Gonzaga University
  • Vanessa Mathisen, Moss Immigration Law, PC
  • Gloria Ochoa-Bruck, City of Spokane

9:45am – 10:45am: Gerrymandering panel 

  • Professor Jim Thatcher, University of Washington at Tacoma
  • Professor Benjamin Cover, University of Idaho

10:45am-11:00am: Break

11:00am – 12:00pm: Indian Law panel

  • Matthew Harrington, Stokes Lawrence, P.S.
  •  Professor Monte Mills, University of Montana
  • Fronda Woods, former Senior Counsel for Washington AGO

12:00pm - 1:15pm: Lunch on own

1:15pm – 2:45pm: Civil Rights panel 

  • Professor Jason Gillmer, Gonzaga University
  • Jaime Hawk, ACLU of Washington
  • Professor Chris Lynch, Gonzaga University

2:45pm - 3:00pm: Break

3:00pm – 4:30pm: Criminal Law panel 

  • Francis Adewale, City of Spokane Public Defender’s Office
  • Justin Bingham, City of Spokane Prosecutor’s Office
  • Professor Brooks Holland, Gonzaga University