2015 Minnesota Law Review Symposium

The Minnesota Law Review is proud to announce the theme and date of its Volume 100 Symposium: “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Celebrating 100 Volumes of the Minnesota Law Review“ Date: Friday, October 2, 2015 In addition, you can find the detailed agenda and abstracts page here. Thank you to everyone who has made [...]

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2014 Minnesota Law Review Symposium

To register for our 2014 Symposium, please click here. In addition, you can find the detailed agenda and abstracts page here. Thank you to everyone who has made this Symposium possible so far. We look forward to seeing you in October! Thank you to all of our attendees, panelists, speakers, and volunteers who made the [...]

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2013 Minnesota Law Review Symposium

The Future of Organized Labor: Labor Law in the 21st Century Friday, October 25, 2013 At the turn of the century, 28 percent of American workers were unionized.  Today, only 8 percent of American workers belong to unions, and the decline is likely to continue. The 2013 Symposium will allow the Minnesota Law Review to [...]

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2012 Minnesota Law Review Symposium

A More Perfect Union? Democracy in the Age of Ballot Initiatives Friday, October 26, 2012 Leading academics and practicing attorneys from across the country spoke to a packed audience at the University of Minnesota Law School on Oct. 26, 2012 to discuss direct democracy. The presentations used empirical, legal, and philosophical arguments to frame the [...]

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2011 Minnesota Law Review Symposium

Citizens United: Democracy Realized—or Defeated?

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2010 Minnesota Law Review Symposium

  Government Ethics and Bailouts: The Past, Present, and Future

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2009 Minnesota Law Review Symposium

Cyberspace and the Law

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De Novo

  • Case Comment: Bhogaita v. Altamonte

    EVERY DOG CAN HAVE HIS DAY IN COURT: THE USE OF ANIMALS AS DEMONSTRATIVE EXHIBITS Kyle R. Kroll, Volume 100, Online Managing Editor In Bhogaita v. Altamonte, the Eleventh Circuit recently decided whether to allow a dog in the courtroom as a demonstrative exhibit.[1] Although the case presented many serious [...]

  • Revisiting Water Bankruptcy

    REVISITING WATER BANKRUPTCY IN CALIFORNIA’S FOURTH YEAR OF DROUGHT Olivia Moe, Volume 100, Managing Editor This spring, as “extreme” to “exceptional” drought stretched across most of California—indicating that a four-year streak of drought was not about to resolve itself[1]—Governor Jerry Brown issued an unprecedented order to reduce potable urban water [...]

  • Defying Auer Deference

    DEFYING AUER DEFERENCE: SKIDMORE AS A SOLUTION TO CONSERVATIVE CONCERNS IN PEREZ v. MORTGAGE BANKERS ASSOCIATION Nicholas R. Bednar, Volume 100, Lead Articles Editor* On March 9, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its decision in Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association.[1] The Court overturned the D.C. [...]