Cameron University Law Day 2016 observance to examine Miranda rights

In observance of Law Day 2016, the Cameron University Department of History and Government will host a roundtable focused on Miranda v. Arizona, the Supreme Court case that specified what’s commonly known as our Miranda rights. The roundtable will explore the procedural protections afforded to all U.S. citizens by the U.S. Constitution, how those rights are safeguarded by the court system, and why the preservation of these principles is essential to our liberty.  The event is slated for Thursday, April 28 at 3:30 p.m. in the McCasland Ballroom. It is open to the public at no charge.

“2016 marks the 50th anniversary of what is perhaps the country’s most well-known Supreme Court case, ‘Miranda vs. Arizona,” says Dr. Wendy Whitman-Cobb, Assistant Professor. “Cameron University’s observance of Law Day 2016 will provide an outstanding opportunity for citizens to discuss not only the Miranda case but to learn about law school opportunities and expectations.”

Panelists include Lisa Bloom, Attorney Advisor for the Fort Sill Office of the Staff Judge Advocate; and Capt. Aaron Lancaster, an administrative law attorney with the Fort Sill Office of the Staff Judge Advocate.  Bloom received her law degree from the University of Iowa, College of Law. Prior to her retirement from the U.S. Army, she worked as a Special Agent, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division and as a Staff Attorney, Administrative Law Division.  Lancaster received his law degree from the University of Houston and was previously Chief of Justice, U.S. Army Japan and I Corps Forward and Operational Law Attorney, US Army Japan and I Corps Forward.

 Law Day is an annual event organized by the American Bar Association. The first Law Day was observed under the administration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1958.

 

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April 21, 2016

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