Mondays, 2:15–3:40, March 26–April 30
Instructors: Bob Zener, Anthony Steinmeyer
The course will identify areas in which our society is undergoing rapid change with associated turmoil: the growing perception of inequality, both economic and racial; continuing conflict on social issues; partisan gridlock; big data and the internet; and the gig economy. For each area, we will describe how the law is (or is not) responding.
Bob Zener, an OLLI member, was a lawyer with the US Department of Justice who handled a large number of cases involving constitutional law, religion, discrimination, and other contentious issues before the federal appellate courts and the Supreme Court.
Tony Steinmeyer, an OLLI member, recently retired as a lawyer with the US Department of Justice where, like Zener, he served in the civil appellate staff. His final position was deputy director of that office. Throughout his 45-year career, he had responsibility for a wide range of federal appellate cases and also worked on numerous Supreme Court cases. In addition, he often taught appellate litigation classes at the department’s National Advocacy Center.