Join the Saint Louis University Public Law Review for its annual symposium at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in the John K. Pruellage Courtroom in Scott Hall. This year's topic is "United We Stand or United We Fall: The Reunification of St. Louis City and County."
In 1876, the citizens of St. Louis County voted to separate St. Louis City and County in what became known as the "Great Divorce." Today, the "Great Divorce" has reemerged as a hot topic of debate in Missouri. Some St. Louis leaders and citizens advocate for a city-county reunification while others remain staunchly opposed.
This symposium will bring together government officials, academics and business leaders to engage in a candid discussion of the potential effects of such a reunification, featuring former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, Mayor Francis Slay, a 1980 alumnus of the School of Law, and County Executive Charlie Dooley, among other speakers.