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2/12/2009 1:30:26 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA: Register Now for Parental Rights Conference

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HSLDA: Register Now for Parental Rights Conference

Dear HSLDA Members:

You are invited to attend "Parental Rights in the 21st Century--Where
Are We Now, and Where Are We Headed," a conference offered by The
Center for Continuing Legal Education at Patrick Henry College.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
February 20, 2009

$60/Day for HSLDA members and friends to audit.
lunch included

Phone 540-338-8702
or register online at
Deadline is February 17, 2009


Dr. Martin Guggenheim
Professor of Clinical Law,
New York University School of Law
"Parental Rights: Some Reasons for Conservatives to Support and Fear

One of the nation's foremost experts on children's rights and family
law, Dr. Guggenheim has taught at NYU School of Law since 1973. He has
also been an active litigator in these areas, and has argued leading
cases on juvenile delinquency and termination of parental rights
before the Supreme Court of the United States. Also a published
author, his most recent book, "What's Wrong with Children's Rights"
was published by Harvard University Press.

Michael P. Farris
Chancellor, Professor of Government
Patrick Henry College
"Troxel v Granville: Lower Court Developments"
"UN Convention on the Rights of the Child"

Chancellor of Patrick Henry College, and Founder and Chairman of Home
School Legal Defense Association, Michael Farris has used his
extensive experience in both politics and appellate litigation to
defend parental rights. As a constitutional attorney, Mr. Farris has
argued before the United States Supreme Court, as well as numerous
lower courts. Most recently, he has founded, an
organization seeking to pass a constitutional amendment protecting
parents' rights to raise their children as they see fit.

Mat Staver
Dean, Professor of Law
Liberty University School of Law
"Is the Hybrid Right Available for Religious Parents?"

Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, as well as Dean and Professor
of Law at Liberty University School of Law, Mat Staver holds the
highest AV rating given to attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell, and is
board certified in Appellate Practice. Practicing mostly
Constitutional Law, Mr. Staver has argued twice before the Supreme
Court as lead counsel, as well as writing numerous briefs for the High
Court. He has also published hundreds of articles on Constitutional
Law, along with his ten books, which include the most comprehensive
book on religious freedom ever written, titled "Eternal Vigilance:
Knowing and Protecting Your Religious Rights."

Lynne Marie Kohm
Professor of Family Law
Regent University School of Law
"History of the Best Interest Standard"

The John Brown McCarty Professor of Family Law at Regent University
School of Law, Lynne Kohm was honored with the Chancellor's Award for
Faculty Excellence in 2005 for her work defending marriage and
training lawyers in family restoration. A prolific author, she has
published on legal areas of concern to families, including marriage,
women, children, and families. Prior to teaching, Mrs. Kohm practiced
law in New York, concentrating in the areas of family law, estate
planning, probation administration, and real estate.

Steven Fitschen
Research Professor of Law
Regent University School of Law
"Can Parental Rights be Recast as Procedural Due Process Rights?"

Research Professor of Law at Regent University School of Law, Steven
Fitschen is also the President of the National Legal Foundation, a
public interest law firm. Fitschen is also the founder of the
Minuteman Institute, the NLF's in-house think tank. Previously, Mr.
Fitschen worked at the American Center for Law and Justice in a number
of different positions. He is also a widely published author, having
written books, papers, pamphlets, and law review articles, including
his article "Impeaching Federal Judges: A Covenantal and
Constitutional Response to Judicial Tyranny," which was cited
twenty-five times at the House Clinton Impeachment Hearings in 1999.
He has also submitted written testimony to both the United States
Senate and the House of Representatives.

The Center for Continuing Legal Education
at Patrick Henry College
1 Patrick Henry Circle
Purcellville, VA 20132

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