Current Proposals to Change the Electoral College System

The Memphis Lawyers Chapter

Speakers:

  • John L. Ryder, Esquire, Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh
  • James Bopp, Jr., Esquire, The Bopp Law Firm
  • Associate Professor Steven J. Mulroy, The University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • Hon. Jon P. McCalla (Moderator), Chief United States District Judge, Western District of Tennessee

Speakers:

  • John L. Ryder, Esquire, Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh
  • James Bopp, Jr., Esquire, The Bopp Law Firm
  • Associate Professor Steven J. Mulroy, The University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • Hon. Jon P. McCalla (Moderator), Chief United States District Judge, Western District of Tennessee

John L. Ryder is an attorney at Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh, PLLC. He graduated with a JD from Vanderbilt University. He is a member of the Memphis and Tennessee Bar Associations, and the American Bankruptcy Institute and Mid-South Commercial Law Institute. Member of the Republican National Lawyers Association, and member of the Board of Governors and Vice Chairman for Judicial Affairs. Mr. Ryder is listed in the Best Lawyers in America. He has also been recognized by Business Tennessee as being among 101 Best Lawyers in Tennessee. Mr. Ryder is listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers.

James Bopp, Jr. founded the Bopp Law Firm. He graduated with a JD from the University of Florida. He was the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) 2009 Republican Lawyer of the Year. He has been a member of the Board of Governors, Republican National Lawyers Association since 2002. He has been General Counsel at the James Madison Center for Free Speech since 1997, and General Counsel to the National Right to Life Committee since 1978.  

Steven J. Mulroy isAssistant Professor at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. He graduated with a JD from William & Mary Law School. He was a law clerk to Hon. Roger Vinson , U.S. Dist. Ct., N.D. Fla., attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Dept. of Justice from 1991- 2000, and before that worked in the U.S. Attorney's Office. E.D. Va. Professor Mulroy has published articles in the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties L. Rev., North Carolina L. Rev., Univ. of Kentucky L. Rev., George Mason L. Rev., and other journals on election law, separation of powers issues, criminal law and procedure, and the first amendment.

Hon. Jon Phipps McCalla is Chief United States District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee. He was nominated for appointment in August 1991 by President George H. W. Bush, sworn in February 28, 1992; elevated to Chief Judge in 2008. Judge McCalla entered active duty as 2LT, U.S. Army in 1969 and served in Vietnam Military then as an Army Special Court-Martial Prosecutor. He was a law clerk to Chief Judge Bailey Brown, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. He was a Partner at Armstrong, Allen, Braden, Goodman, McBride and Prewitt in Memphis, and a Partner at Heiskell, Donelson, Bearman, Adams, Williams and Kirsch, Memphis, TN where he was chair of the Intellectual Property Section.

The event is free to the public. Food and drinks will be served.

The Program will be submitted for one hour Tennessee General CLE Credit.

To register contact Greg Grisham at 901-462-2616 or email at gregory.grisham@jacksonlewis.com.