Hamline Events

CLE: What is the State of 4th Amendment Law?

Date: March 29, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cost: N/A
Contact: Lorien Downing, ldowning01@hamline.edu Esther Goldschlager, egoldschlager01@hamline.edu
Location: Law School, Room 100 (Moot Court Room)
Sponsor: Hamline Law Chapter Phi Alpha Delta
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Event description:

In light of Missouri v. McNeely and State v. Brooks, what is the state of 4th Amendment law?  Join a panel of attorneys to learn about the Brooks decision and its effect on DWI searches and its broader context in 4th Amendment law.  Panelists include Jeff Sheridan, David Bernstein, and Teresa Nelson.




Jeff Sheridan:

Practicing since 1987, Jeffrey Sheridan has been routinely recognized as a Super Lawyer, named Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer three times, and has been included on the list of the Best Lawyers in America as published in Minnesota Monthly magazine every year since 2007. This recognition stems from his skill and professionalism in the fields of criminal and DWI/DUI defense. Sheridan's innovative arguments and tenacious nature have proven successful in the trial courts, courts of appeal and before the Supreme Court.


Teresa Nelson:

Terri was born in Minneapolis, but grew up in Wisconsin Rapids where she graduated from Lincoln High School. She received a BA in History from Winona State and her JD from Hamline University School of Law. Terri has been with the ACLU-MN since 1996, having previously served as Legal Assistant and Assistant Legal Counsel. 


David Bernstein:

David Bernstein grew up in the Twin Cities and attended college at the University of Michigan.  He graduated from Hamline Law School and then clerked for Judge Robert Small in Hennepin County District Court for 3½ years on a criminal rotation.  While with Judge Small, David clerked the Hennepin County Brooks  case at the district court level.  After clerking with Judge Small, David became a prosecutor at the Minneapolis City Attorney's Office, where he took a lead role in responding to McNeely  and Brooksmotions submitted by defense attorneys.  David was also recently elected as Director