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Idaho Law Review: 2018 Symposium

Terry v. Ohio at 50: Considering the Past, Present and Future of Stop-and-Frisk

The University of Idaho College of Law’s 2018 Idaho Law Review symposium issue will study the impact of Terry v. Ohio, a decision nearly 50 years old. The symposium will be held on April 6, 2018 at the Idaho Law & Justice Learning Center, the College of Law’s Boise location.

This year's keynote speaker is Erwin Chemerinsky, who begins his tenure as dean of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law on July 1, 2017. Previously, he was the founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law, at University of California, Irvine School of Law. He is the author of ten books, including The Case Against the Supreme Court, published by Viking in 2014, and two books to be published by Yale University Press in 2017, Closing the Courthouse Doors: How Your Constitutional Rights Became Unenforceable and Free Speech on Campus (with Howard Gillman). He also is the author of more than 200 law review articles. He writes a weekly column for the Orange County Register, monthly columns for the ABA Journal and the Daily Journal and frequent op-eds in newspapers across the country. He frequently argues appellate cases, including in the United States Supreme Court.

Call for Papers or Presentations

We invite original paper submissions for presentation at the symposium, as well as panel proposals.

The symposium will explore the impact that Terry and its endorsement of stop-and-frisk has had on communities of color, policing, and even national politics. We welcome a variety of proposals, including those that provide a narrative account of Terry and its aftermath, as well as those related to civil rights litigation, how stop-and-frisk is understood or misunderstood, Terry’s doctrinal importance, and its use in practice. At least one panel featured at the symposium will highlight how Terry impacts policing in Idaho. Additional issues that may be addressed include:

  • What was the result of the Court’s decision to downplay racial profiling in Terry?
  • Does the public believe that stop-and-frisk is unconstitutional? If so, why?
  • How do outstanding arrest warrants affect the use of stop-and-frisk?
  • What was the impact of the Section 1983 litigation regarding the NYPD’s use of stop-and-frisk?
  • Should Terry be overruled?

Symposium papers or presentations addressing the topics above — or others proposed — will be presented at the conference, with publications appearing in the Symposium volume in spring 2018. We will also consider proposals for presentations without written contributions.

Draft abstracts of no more than one page and queries may be addressed to Patxi Larrocea-Phillips, Chief Symposium Editor, at larr1384@vandals.uidaho.edu, as soon as possible and no later than July 31, 2017.

Travel expenses will be paid for presenters of accepted papers or presentations.

This is an exciting year for the University of Idaho College of Law. Our dual location model comes full circle this fall as we welcome our first Boise 1L section. Students now have the option of completing their legal education at either our Moscow or Boise locations. Learn more about the dual location model.

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Phone: 208-885-2255

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Email: review@uidaho.edu