A number of panels and conferences are scheduled this month to preview the Court’s October 2009 term — many require pre-registration. Details are below the jump.

Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 9:30 a.m.: The Washington Legal Foundation will host a media briefing at 2009 Massachusetts Ave NW. Experts will focus on themes, key trends, and cases to watch from the current Supreme Court term in areas such as civil litigation, intellectual property, corporate/securities law, antitrust, and criminal law. RSVP to 202-588-0302 or glammi at wlf dot org. The program will be webcast on www.wlf.org. Click here for more information.

Weds., Sept. 16 at 4 p.m.: The American Bar Association will host “On the Docket: The Legal and Media Worlds Look at the Supreme Court 2009 Term” at the Newseum. Tom Goldstein will be a panelist. Click here for more information and registration details.

Thurs., Sept. 17 at 10:30 a.m.: The Cato Institute will host a Constitution Day symposium, "The Supreme Court: Past and Prologue"”A Look at the October 2008 and October 2009 Terms." Click here for more information and registration details.

Friday, Sept. 18 at 9 a.m.: The Yale Law School Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic and the Yale Law Journal Online will host a half-day conference, “Important Questions of Federal Law”: Assessing the Supreme Court’s Case Selection Process,” at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The conference will consider the nature and causes of changes in the Supreme Court’s docket in recent years, as well as suggestions for reform of the certiorari process; Lyle Denniston and David Stras will speak on the first panel. Click here for more information and registration details.

Thurs., Sept. 24 at 12 p.m.: The American Constitution Society will host a panel discussion moderated by Tom Goldstein at the National Press Club where a diverse group of experts will offer their insights on the Supreme Court Term that begins October 5. Click here for more information and registration details.

Mon., Sept. 28, at 6:30 p.m.: The National Constitution Center will hold a discussion about the changing court and the major cases already awaiting its attention when it reassembles on the first Monday in October. Lyle Denniston will be a panelist. Admission is $9 for members, $15 for non-members, and $7 for students and teachers. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 215.409.6700 or clicking here.

Fri. Oct. 2 – Sat. Oct. 3: William & Mary Law School’s Institute of  Bill of Rights Law will host a weekend Supreme Court Preview Conference. Lyle Denniston, Tom Goldstein, and Pam Karlan of Stanford Law School will be among the panelists. Click here for more information and registration details.

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