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Upcoming speaking engagements [updated with link to information registration for my March 12 talk in Tulsa]


Here are my upcoming speaking engagements for the next few weeks. Most are related to my forthcoming book "The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain." The book comes out in June, in time for the 10th anniversary of the Supreme Court's controversial Kelo decision. It will be first book by a legal scholar about the Kelo case and its aftermath. I will be doing more talks about the book after it comes out, and would be happy to take additional invitations, if there is interest.

March 12, Noon, University of Tulsa College of Law Federalist Society: "The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain."

March 12, 5:30-7 PM, Tulsa Federalist Society Lawyers Division Chapter: "Eminent Domain Reform: 10 Years After Kelo." Information about location and registration available here.

April 21, Hofstra Law School, noon-1 PM: Panel on "Intellectual Property and Eminent Domain." The other panelists are Clarisa Long (Columbia) and Greg Dolin (University of Baltimore).

May 13, University of Chicago Law School, 12:15-1:20 PM: Panel on "Kelo 10 Years Later: The Impact on Eminent Domain, Property Rights, and Homes." The other participants will be Lee Anne Fennell and Nadia Nasser-Ghodsi, both of the University of Chicago Law School. This event is co-sponsored by the Kreisman Initiative on Housing Law and Policy and the University of Chicago Law School Federalist Society.

I recently returned from giving a talk about "Eminent Domain in the United States" at the Korea Development Institute international conference on eminent domain. There were fascinating presentations about eminent domain by scholars from several countries. I hope to blog about some of what I learned in a later post. The presentations by the Korean participants, in particular, demonstrated that South Korea, like other Asian countries such as China, has an active debate over the issue of eminent domain abuse, which in many ways parallels the US debate following the Kelo case.

UPDATE: I have fixed the incorrect link to the information on the Tulsa Federalist Society Lawyers Division talk.