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Law School to Host Constitution Day Program Sept. 17

August 10, 2010—On behalf of the entire University of Minnesota system, the University of Minnesota Law School will present a program on Constitution Day, Sept. 17, 2010, commemorating the U.S. Constitution. One CLE credit has been requested.

We the People: Constitution Day
September 17, 2010
University of Minnesota Law School
Lockhart Hall (Room 25)
12:15–1:15 p.m.



I. Introduction
Alexandra B. Klass, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

II. “Climate Change Meets the Constitution”
Hari Osofsky, Associate Professor of Law and Associate Director of Law, Geography, and Environment with the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences

Litigation over climate change in U.S. courts has grappled with complex constitutional issues, such as standing and political question doctrine. As this jurisprudence continues to develop, courts will continue to face these issues against a rapidly evolving policy backdrop.

III. “The Constitutional Dimensions of Health Care Reform”
Amy B. Monahan, Associate Professor of Law

This talk will focus on the constitutional issues surrounding the requirement contained in recently enacted health care legislation that Americans purchase health insurance coverage or face a monetary penalty.