First Annual Minnesota Conservative & Libertarian Legal Colloquium:

The University of Minnesota Law School, under Dean David Wippman, is creating an annual conference to address important legal issues from conservative and libertarian perpsectives. This year's colloquium, on the topic of "Stare Decisis in Constitutional Law," will be held October 3 at the law school, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. It's open to the public.

The participants are a fantastic group of legal scholars and thinkers: Amy Coney Barrett, Associate Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame Law School; Rachel Brand, counsel in the Regulatory and Government Affairs and Litigation and Controversy Departments, WilmerHale, Washington, D.C. and former Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Policy of the United States Department of Justice; Orin Kerr, professor of law, George Washington University Law School and VC blogger extraordinaire; 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; and Sai Prakash, Herzog Research Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law. Additional commentary will be provided by my colleagues Brian Bix, Frederick W. Thomas Professor for the Interdisciplinary Study of Law and Language and Heidi Kitrosser, Associate Professor of Law.

The colloquium is jointly sponsored by the University of Minnesota Law School, the Federalist Society, and the law school student chapter of the Federalist Society. My colleague David Stras and I are co-chairs of the event. More details about it can be found on the law school's website.