After two years of virtual programs, FOLCS and 92NY were proud to bring Law of the Land: The Supreme Court’s Year in Review back to the live stage! The inner workings of the Supreme Court are mysterious and not easily understood, yet they have broad social impact and provoke public debate–especially this Term, with abortion and gun rights among the important decisions on the docket. Law of the Land breaks it all down in a comprehensive and entertaining way, taking the audience inside the Court’s major rulings of the year and their bearing on past and future cases.
On July 7th, 2022 Thane Rosenbaum hosted a diverse panel of experts – CNN‘s Supreme Court Reporter, Ariane De Vogue; senior legal correspondent at Slate, Mark Stern; Dean William Treanor, Georgetown Law School; and Constitutional Law Professor at Touro Law Center, Tiffany Graham, in a lively discussion on a contentious year. Watch Law of the Land 2022.
Ariane de Vogue
CNN Supreme Court Reporter
Ariane de Vogue serves as a reporter for CNN covering the Supreme Court and legal issues, chronicling everything from breaking news about major rulings to the evolving politics of personality among the justices. She works closely with CNN’s justice team and guides network-wide reporting on Supreme Court cases and other legal developments.
Since joining the network, de Vogue has covered the sudden death of Justice Antonin Scalia and the nominations of Judges Merrick Garland, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. She has also covered groundbreaking Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage, health care, religious freedom and abortion. During and after the 2016 election cycle, she has followed voting rights challenges across the county and has explored legal issues surrounding the President’s executive orders.
de Vogue joined CNN in 2015. Prior to joining the network, de Vogue covered the Court and the nominations of several justices for ABC News. As an investigative producer for ABC News, she also worked on stories concerning terrorism, the aftermath of September 11th, the presidential impeachment proceedings, campaign finance regulations, and legal challenges during national elections.
She grew up in Westville, Indiana, and is a graduate of The George Washington University.
Mark Joseph Stern
Slate Senior Correspondent
Mark Joseph Stern is a Slate senior writer and Supreme Court correspondent. He holds a JD from Georgetown University Law Center and is the author of American Justice 2019: The Roberts Court Arrives, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.
Dean & Executive Vice President, Georgetown Law Center
William M. Treanor is the Dean and Executive Vice President of Georgetown University Law Center, where he also holds the Paul Regis Dean Leadership Chair. He joined Georgetown in 2010 and was reappointed to serve a third term beginning July 1, 2020.
Under Treanor’s leadership, Georgetown Law has hired 63 new tenure or tenure-track faculty members; expanded the number of experiential offerings for students from 450 to more than 3200 seats across the clinical, externship, practicum, and simulation programs; more than doubled financial aid; and experienced its most successful era of fundraising, culminating in nearly $56 million in giving in 2021. In 2012, he was recognized by the National Law Journal as a “Champion” because of his work to “uphold the profession’s core values,” and National Jurist magazine has named him one of the most influential people in legal education four times. Most recently, he was elected into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences for law as part of its 2020 class of new members.
His areas of expertise include constitutional law, property, criminal law, intellectual property, and legal history, and he was recognized as one of the 10 most-cited legal history scholars in the United States by the University of Chicago Law School’s Brian Leiter. At Georgetown Law, he has taught a first-year legal justice seminar, an upper-level course on the drafting of the U.S. Constitution, and most recently leadership courses.
Before coming to Georgetown, Treanor was Dean and Paul Fuller Professor of Law at Fordham Law School, where he began teaching in 1991. Treanor holds a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University, a J.D. from Yale Law School, and a B.A. from Yale College (summa cum laude).
Constitutional Law Professor, Touro University
Tiffany C. Graham is an Associate Professor of Law and the Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion at Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in Long Island, New York. She joined the law school after serving on the faculty and as the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the University of South Dakota School of Law. Professor Graham primarily teaches in the areas of constitutional law and race and the law, but has also taught criminal procedure, law and sexuality, and torts.
She has written and spoken nationally on topics broadly related to LGBTQ+ equality, including marriage equality, LGBTQ+ youth homelessness, conversion therapy, and the integration of LGBTQ+ communities in rural spaces. Her work has appeared in multiple law journals, has been cited at various stages of appellate litigation, and has most recently been included in the Carolina Academic Press book, Integrating Doctrine and Diversity: Inclusion and Equity in the Law School Classroom.
In addition to her scholarly work, Professor Graham is active in the professional community, where she recently served as the Chair of the South Dakota State Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights and now serves on the corresponding New York State Advisory Committee. Professor Graham is also a member of the Boards of Directors for both Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York as well as the Family Service League.
A graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges and the University of Virginia School of Law, she previously served as a federal law clerk on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and did commercial litigation in the Los Angeles office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver and Hedges, LLP. Professor Graham was named a U.S. Fulbright Scholar in 2014.
Thane Rosenbaum is a novelist, essayist, and Distinguished University Professor at Touro University where he directs the Forum on Life, Culture & Society (“FOLCS”). He is the author of various books of fiction and nonfiction. His essays and reviews have appeared in major news outlets, and he is a frequent guest on various cable news programs.
He is a columnist for the Jewish Journal, and serves as the national legal analyst for CBS News Radio. Thane has moderated events at 92NY for over 20 years, and is the host of Talk Show.