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Michael Stokes Paulsen lecture, "Was Dred Scott Rightly Decided?"

The Law School and University community are invited to attend the Law Alumni Distinguished Professor lecture by Michael Stokes Paulsen entitled, "Was Dred Scott Rightly Decided?"  The lecture will take place on Tuesday, February 6, at 3:30 p.m. in Lockhart Hall at the Law School.  Please RSVP to 612-625-4544 or lawevent@umn.edu.  One CLE credit has been requested.

Professor Michael Stokes Paulsen has taught at the University of Minnesota Law School since 1991.  His primary areas of teaching and scholarship are constitutional law, civil procedure, legal ethics, and law & religion.  He has also taught specialized courses
in Separation of Powers, War & National Security Law, and Lincoln and the Constitution.

Professor Paulsen received a B.A. degree with distinction from Northwestern University, an M.A. degree in Religion from Yale Divinity School, and a J.D. degree from Yale Law School, Professor Paulsen is a former federal prosecutor, former senior staff counsel for the Center for Law & Religious Freedom, and a former Attorney-Advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice (under President George H.W. Bush).  He has served on the legal advisory council to the chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.

Professor Paulsen has written and published over fifty scholarly articles and book chapters on constitutional law, legal ethics, religion, criminal procedure, and other topics.  He has testified before Congress on numerous occasions on questions of First Amendment law, religious freedom, abortion, governmental power, and separation of powers.  He has litigated several major religious freedom and freedom of speech cases in state and federal courts throughout the nation.  He is the co-author of a forthcoming new casebook on constitutional law, entitled The Constitution of the United States.