Chapman University School of Law

Friday, January 26, 2007

Keynote Speaker

The Honorable Edwin Meese III, Heritage Foundation Chairman of the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies and former U.S. Attorney General under President Ronald Reagan.

In 2000, the Supreme Court "re-affirmed" the validity of Miranda v. Arizona in Dickerson v. United States, which held that Congress lacked the authority to overrule Miranda through legislation because Miranda announced a constitutional rule. Since then, new issues have emerged on the Miranda landscape. While the Miranda decision has been with us for 40 years, there are constantly evolving situations in which its relevance and power continue to be tested. 

This Symposium explores questions such as:

  • whether Miranda applies to terrorism interrogations conducted abroad (as a district court held that it did in United States v. Bin Laden) and whether Miranda applies to so-called enemy combatants
  • whether the depictions of Miranda on television and other media are accurate and to what extent do they influence, or are influenced by, real-life criminal procedure
  • whether Miranda effectively shields the innocent in modern practice
  • whether Sarbanes-Oxley, enacted in the wake of tremendous corporate scandals, has imposed obligations on corporate insiders to cooperate with government investigators in a way that intrudes on the right against self-incrimination. 

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Friday, January 26th

Opening Remarks

Tim Kowal, Editor-in-Chief, Chapman Law Review
Parham H. Williams, Vice President and Dean, Chapman University School of Law

Panel I: Miranda and the War on Terror

Miranda S. Cianciarulo, Chapman University
Stephen F. Rohde, Rohde & Victoroff
Ronald J. Rychlak, University of Mississippi
Joan L. Larsen, University of Michigan
M. Katherine B. Darmer, Chapman University

Panel II: Miranda, The Media, and Public Access to Information

Sherri Burr, Chapman University
Jim Fleissner, Mercer University School of Law
Sam Kamin, University of Denver
Russell Covey, Whittier Law School
Jeremy M. Miller, Chapman University

Keynote Address: “A Republic, If You Can Keep It”

Edwin Meese III

Panel III: Miranda in Modern Practice: Does it Protect the Innocent or the Guilty?

Donald J. Kochan, Chapman University, Fowler School of Law
Mark A. Godsey, University of Cincinnati
Steven B. Duke, Yale Law School
Janine Y. Kim, Southwestern Law School
Paul Shechtman, Stillman, Friedman & Schechtman, P.C.
Lawrence Rosenthal, Chapman University

Panel IV: Miranda and Corporate Crime

Henry N. Butler, Chapman University
Roman E. Darmer, Howrey LLP
Keith P. Bishop, Buchalter Nerner PLC
J. Kelly Strader, Southwestern Law School
Steve Goorvitch, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Thomas E. Holliday, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP