2011 Minnesota Law Review Symposium

Citizens United: Democracy Realized—or Defeated?

Friday, October 21, 2011

Leading academics, political scientists, and practicing attorneys from across the country gathered at the Law School on Oct. 21, 2011 to discuss the Supreme Court’s landmark campaign-finance decision, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.


This activity was approved by the State Bar of Minnesota for 5.5 hours of standard CLE credits.


2011 Panelists

James Bopp, Jr.

Bopp, Coleson, & Bostrom

Richard Briffault

Columbia Law School

Guy-Uriel Charles

Duke University School of Law

Kenneth Goldstein

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Cleta Mitchell

Foley and Lardner

Spencer Overton

The George Washington University Law School

Mike Wittenwyler

Godfrey & Kahn

Video Recordings

Video recordings of these dynamic panels are now available for viewers to access:


Panel 1 – Citizens United: Right or Wrong? (part 1) (part 2)


Panel 2 – Don’t Look Now! Citizens United: An Empirical Analysis


Panel 3 – After Citizens United is Campaign Finance Reform a Phoenix—or the Titanic?


Forthcoming Articles in Volume 96, Issue 5

Super PACs, by Richard Briffault


Lessons Learned: Political Advertising and Political Law, by Kenneth Goldstein, David A. Schweidel, and Mike B. Wittenwyler


Donor Disclosure: Undermining the First Amendment, by Cleta Mitchell


Matching Political Contributions, by Spencer Overton



Please contact Margaret Wade, Symposium Articles Editor, with any questions or concerns.


Email: wadex100@umn.edu


Phone: 612-625-9330


Fax: 612-624-5400

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