Law Day Questions

Subject-matter experts will lead panel discussions for the topics listed below and we want your input! Please use this form to submit your burning questions to the panelists. Your questions may be featured in the video recording of the discussion that will be released in March.

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Submit your questions to the panelists in the space provided for each of the topics listed below.
Impact litigation is the strategic use of legal action to bring social change. The strategy has been used by all ends of the political spectrum to achieve large-scale societal change. Well-known examples include Brown v. Board of Education and the more recent Obergefell v. Hodges, which gave same sex couples the right to marry in all 50 states. What are the issues associated with using this strategy to enact change? Is it fair that some outcomes seem predetermined depending on which court the case is filed in? Social change through voting requires much larger numbers of participants in the decision, but changes through impact litigation involve a small handful of judges, lawyers and jury members. Is there tension between those two processes?
The topic of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) reform has been in the news lately with the recent decision from the U.S. Supreme Court in NCAA v. Alston (2021), which ruled that limits to educational benefits in scholarships for college players violated antitrust laws. Shortly after the decision, the NCAA announced that college athletes can profit off of their names, images and likeness. What other reforms are being proposed and how will they impact college athletes and universities (both big and small)?
Companies like Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook (Meta) are so large that they exceed the entire size of some countries’ economies. Are they too big and do they have too much power? Is competition stifled because of their dominance? Do current antitrust laws do enough? What about the new reform bills proposed by Congress?