Off the Record: SCOTUS Edition

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Off the Record: SCOTUS Edition

The Supreme Court of the United States is notoriously secretive about their inner workings. Join us behind the courtroom doors for an insightful and completely “off the record” conversation with Hoosier leaders who have experienced the mysterious world of SCOTUS firsthand. They will share personal stories of clerking, journalistic reporting, and arguing cases in our nation’s highest court.

Registration and networking will begin at 9:30 AM. The program commences promptly at 10:00 AM.

The panel includes:

The Honorable Theodore R. Boehm, Indiana Supreme Court – Theodore R. Boehm was appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court by Governor (later Senator) Evan Bayh in 1996 and retired from the Indiana Supreme Court on September 30, 2010. He served as a Senior Judge for the Court of Appeals of Indiana from October 1, 2010 to December 30, 2010.

He grew up in Indianapolis, received his A.B. from Brown University in 1960, summa cum laude, and graduated magna cum laude in 1963 from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Earl Warren of the United States Supreme Court. In 1964 he joined the Indianapolis law firm of Baker & Daniels where he became a partner in 1970 and managing partner in 1980. In 1988 Justice Boehm joined General Electric as General Counsel of GE Appliances and in 1989 became Vice President and General Counsel of GE Aircraft Engines. In 1991 he joined Eli Lilly and Company and returned to Baker & Daniels in 1995.

Justice Boehm was Chairman and CEO of the organizing committee for the 1987 Pan American Games in Indianapolis, and was the first President and CEO of Indiana Sports Corporation, President of the Penrod Society, and a principal organizer of the Economic Club of Indianapolis. He is a Trustee Emeritus of Brown University, and currently serves as Chair of the Indianapolis Cultural Development Commission; and Director of Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting, Inc. and the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association.

Nicole Stelle Garnett, John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law – Nicole Stelle Garnett’s teaching and research focus on education policy and topics related to property law (especially land use and urban development policies). In addition to dozens of articles on these subjects, she is the author of two books, Lost Classroom, Lost Community: Catholic Schools’ Importance in Urban America (University of Chicago Press, 2014) and Ordering the City: Land Use, Policing and the Restoration of Urban America (Yale University Press, 2009). Currently, she is engaged in an ambitious research effort in collaboration with scholars from around the world to gain a comprehensive understanding of the legal rules governing, and public funds available to, faith-based schools in the Global South.

At Notre Dame, Garnett is a fellow of the Institute for Educational Initiatives, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Fitzgerald Institute for Real Estate, and the deNicola Center for Ethics and Culture. She also is the senior policy advisor for the Alliance for Catholic Education, a program engaged in a wide array of efforts to strengthen and sustain K-12 Catholic schools. From 2008-2010, she served as provost fellow at Notre Dame, and, during the Spring 2007 semester, as a visiting professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School.

Garnett received her B.A. with distinction in Political Science from Stanford University and her J.D. from Yale Law School. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Morris S. Arnold of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and for Associate Justice Clarence Thomas of the Supreme Court of the United States. Before joining the law school faculty in 1999, she worked for two years as a staff attorney at the Institute for Justice, a non-profit public-interest law firm in Washington, D.C.

Andrea Neal, former Supreme Court reporter – Ms. Andrea Neal teaches Grades 6 Language Arts and Grade 8 History at St. Richard’s Episcopal School.

Prior to becoming a teacher in 2003, she spent 22 years as a journalist working for the United Press International wire service covering the U.S. Supreme Court. After her time in Washington D.C., she served as editor of the editorial page of the Indianapolis Star. In her view, both the journalism and teaching professions provide a refreshing blank slate of possibilities daily.

Andrea has published Road Trip: A Pocket History of Indiana which covered 100 historic places and events for Indiana’s bicentennial. Additionally, she has recently published the first, full biography of Mike Pence titled Pence: The Path to Power following his life and career up to the moment he took the oath of office of Vice President.

She attained a BA in History and Latin American Studies from Brown University and is an Indianapolis native. Aside from her teaching career, Andrea is also a member of the board of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Andrea is the proud mother of two young men and enjoys spending time with them and being outdoors.

Visit Indy’s Director of PR (and Presidential Site board member) Morgan Snyder has agreed to be the moderator.

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