Office of the Attorney General
2023 Constitutional Law
Wednesday, August 23, 2023
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
AT&T Hotel and Conference Center
1900 University Avenue
Austin, Texas 78705
Course Number: 174208399
Course Title: Constitutional Law Conference
Course Date: 8/23/2023
ACCREDITED HOURS 5.75
ETHICS HOURS 0.50
8:00 a.m. Conference Sign-in
8:45 a.m. – Welcome and Introductions
9:00 a.m. – Global Factors: Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Practices in the Corporate World. ESG policies have been a big driver on how states invest their money and regulate corporate actors. The panel will look at the ability of the states to require and or limit various ESG initiatives.
10:00 a.m. – Break (15 minutes)
10:15 a.m. – Democracy and Litigation: The Balancing Act in 2023. The panel will explore the constitutional and political topics facing attorneys in 2023. The speaker will also discuss ethical dilemmas representing the State on complex litigation and agency representation.
11:15 a.m. – AI and the Law: Can the law keep pace with artificial intelligence? The panel explores the legal impact and consequences of artificial intelligence from national security and law enforcement to antitrust and privacy.
1:00 p.m. – Lunch on your own
Please be in your seat and ready to start at 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – Protected Speech and Big Government. The topic of the First Amendment and what constitutes “protected speech” continue to dominate headlines and courtrooms across America. Recently, a federal judge on blocked key Biden administration agencies and officials from meeting and communicating with social media companies about “protected speech,” in an extraordinary preliminary injunction in an ongoing case that could have profound effects on the First Amendment. This panel will explore the First Amendment implications on several pending cases and address the big picture of what free speech looks like in a future where public discourse increasingly takes place on corporately owned social media platforms.
3:30 p.m.– Break (15 minutes)
3:45 p.m. – Developing Trends in SCOTUS. The recent Supreme Court term generated discussion about federal jurisdiction and State actions courts. The panelists will discuss these topics and offer perspective about their constitutional implications.
5:00 p.m. Conference Adjourns