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Law School Initiates New Colloquium
for Conservatives and Libertarians

SEPT. 4, 2008—The University of Minnesota Law School will present the first annual Minnesota Conservative & Libertarian Legal Colloquium, entitled "Stare Decisis in Constitutional Law," on Oct. 3, 2008, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Room 25. 2 CLE credits have been requested.

The mission of the new colloquium is to foster discussion of important legal issues among conservatives and libertarians. It will be co-chaired by Dale Carpenter, the Earl R. Larson Professor of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law, and David Stras, associate professor of law and co-director of the Institute for Law and Politics.

Participants in the colloquium's inaugural event will be:

Amy Coney Barrett, Associate Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame Law School

Brian Bix, Frederick W. Thomas Professor for the Interdisciplinary Study of Law and Language, University of Minnesota Law School

Rachel Brand, counsel in the Regulatory and Government Affairs and Litigation and Controversy Departments, WilmerHale, Washington, D.C.

Orin Kerr, professor of law, George Washington University Law School

Heidi Kitrosser, associate professor, University of Minnesota Law School

John Oldham McGinnis, Stanford Clinton Sr. Professor of Law, Northwestern University Law School

Thomas W. Merrill, professor of law, Yale Law School

Michael Paulsen, Distinguished University Chair and professor, University of St. Thomas School of Law

Sai Prakash, Herzog Research Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law

Dale Carpenter and David Stras will moderate the discussion.

The Minnesota Conservative & Libertarian Legal Colloquium is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Law School, the Federalist Society, and the Law School’s Federalist Society Student Chapter.