|A Law Conversation with Steve Sanders is Friday|
A Law Conversation will be held with Chicago attorney Steve Sanders in the Tisdale Lounge (2nd Floor of the Law School) on Friday, Nov. 20 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The public is encouraged to stop by at their convenience to meet Steve and visit with him about large firm practice, appellate practice, his Pottawattamie case, his work in LGBT advocacy or other areas you would like to discuss.
Steve is a fourth year associate at the Chicago office of the law firm Mayer Brown. Steve concentrates his practice on appellate litigation and has briefed cases and authored petitions to the U.S. Supreme Court, three state supreme courts, four U.S. courts of appeals, and various federal district courts. He has also presented oral arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court, the Illinois Supreme Court, and the 7th and 8th Circuit Courts of Appeal. Recently, Steve authored a successful petition for certiorari, briefed, and argued in the U.S. Supreme Court the case of Pottawattamie County v. McGhee, which presented novel issues about the scope of immunity for state criminal prosecutors.
Steve is also a prominent advocate for the rights of LGBT Americans. His activities in this regard include extensive writing and lecturing in defense of same-sex marriage, including service as an amicus curiae in Varnum v. Brien, in which the Iowa Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the state's statutory prohibition on same-sex marriage violated the Iowa constitution. Steve also served on the LGBT steering and policy committee for the Obama for America presidential campaign.
-- Rob Carolin, Director of Alumni & Public Relations, Law School, email@example.com, 777-2856