April 08, 2024

David Post and Kevin WalshOn March 27, the newly established student organization, Gender & Sexuality Law Forum (GSLF) at Catholic Law, hosted its inaugural event titled, What Case or Controversy? A Discussion of “Standing” in 303 Creative, Inc. v. Elenis. The program provided a platform for an open and informative discussion on the Supreme Court’s decision in 303 Creative, Inc. v. Elenis and its implications for legal standing. Samantha Pearl (3L), GSLF president, welcomed attendees and introduced the speakers: Professor Kevin Walsh and David Post.

Professor Walsh set the stage with an insightful overview of the standing requirement to bring suit in federal court. David Post, an Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute and formerly a professor at Beasley School of Law at Temple University, provided the keynote remarks, sharing his perspectives on the case while raising important considerations for future standing-related issues.

The event concluded with a Q&A session, during which attendees posted questions to both speakers. The Q&A was moderated by Alexandra Van Cleef (2L), GSLF community engagement chair.

David PostDavid Post taught in the Department of Anthropology at Columbia University, at Georgetown and George Mason Law Schools, and, until his retirement in 2016, was the I. Herman Stern Professor at the Beasley School of Law at Temple University. He is the author of In Search of Jefferson’s Moose: Notes on the State of Cyberspace (Oxford, 2009); Cyberlaw: Problems in Jurisprudence and Policy (West, 5th ed. 2017) (co-authored with Patricia Bellia, Paul Berman, and Brett Frischmann); and numerous scholarly articles on the law of cyberspace, copyright law, and complexity theory, including “Law and Borders: The Rise of Law in Cyberspace” (Stanford L. Rev., 1996) which is the second most-cited intellectual property article of all time. Prior to becoming a legal academic, he practiced law for six years at the DC firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, and clerked twice for Ruth Bader Ginsburg (on the DC Court of Appeals in 1986-87 and on the Supreme Court in 1993-94).

The Gender & Sexuality Law Forum hosts events to discuss the legal issues surrounding gender and sexuality prevalent in many different areas of the law. Issues of religious liberty are often presented in this context, allowing Catholic law students to make a unique contribution to the exploration of the juxtaposition of these legal issues.