The Journal of Public Law and Policy at Hamline University School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota, hosted a symposium October 26, 2012. This symposium gathered local and national scholars, policy makers and government officials to discuss these amendments within the scope of balancing democracy and equality, and the proper role of majority rule referendums. The central issues addressed at the symposium included the impact of placing minority rights up for majority vote, the legality and consequences of such Constitutional amendments, and whether a more appropriate venue to address these issues exists. Participants focused on the pros and cons of majority rule referendums, the legality of their respective positions, and creative ways to address these issues in the future.
Symposium Schedule (PDF)
Fall 2012 Issue: Submission information and deadlines
The Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy is a student-run organization devoted to the discussion and analysis of contemporary legal and public policy issues. The Journal provides a forum for both students and the legal community to engage in scholarly thought, analysis, and writing on a wide range of areas of law affecting national and international policy issues.
The Journal devotes one of its bi-annual editions to alternative dispute resolution topics. Non-ADR editions often take a special theme, such as pro bono legal services. Editions may include both outside articles, authored by professors, lawyers, and judges, and student articles, authored by second and third year law students selected as journal associates.
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