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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Exploring the Second Amendment 10 Years After DC vs. Heller

Co-Sponsored by SIU School of Law and Southern District of Illinois Chapter of the Federal Bar Association

  4.5 MCLE Hours Available


As international and terrorism crimes have significantly escalated in recent decades, national and international justice systems have wrestled with questions about the best forum and methods of prosecuting these crimes. Because terrorism and other international crimes affect international relations and domestic politics, there are political debates over the proper criminal jurisdiction to adjudicate these cases. Because these crimes can be particularly difficult to investigate and prosecute, there are significant practical questions about which tribunals are most competent and effective to hear the cases, and what are the best practices for uncovering evidence and securing convictions. This symposium takes up these questions, examining terrorism crimes and international criminal law and tribunals through a series of panels. Participants will discuss examples of recent and notable terrorism prosecutions, whether terrorism and international crimes should be prosecuted in domestic or international courts, and available resources and difficulties with gathering evidence for the prosecution of these crimes. Participants will focus, in particular, on protecting the integrity and effectiveness of the investigative process and legal proceedings when prosecuting terrorism crimes.

  • Panel 1 – A Historical Inquiry
  • Panel 2 – An American Perspective
  • Panel 3 – Assault Weapons
  • Panel 4 – Gun Rights Outside of the Second Amendment

Program Location: 
SIU School of Law - Auditorium
1150 Douglas Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

Program Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. with Check-In/Registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Registration Fees:

  • Professionals - $50
  • SIU School Of Law Students - Complimentary

Registration deadline: April 12th

For those CLE courses/activities offered for a fee by Southern Illinois University School of Law, attorneys may apply for a fee waiver due to financial hardship.

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Registration Options:

  • Register on-line
  • Register by phone with a VISA, Mastercard or Discover by calling Conference and Scheduling Services at 618/536-7751.
  • Fax registration form with credit card information to Conference and Scheduling Services at 618/453-5680