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The Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy

The U.S. Supreme Court and Same Sex Marriage: Reflections on Power, Privacy, and Equality
Prof. Dale Carpenter

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
12:00–1:30 p.m.

UC Irvine School of Law, LAW 3500 (map)

Lunch will be provided.

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Image of Dale Carpenter Dale Carpenter is the Distinguished University Teaching Professor and Earl R. Larson Professor of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law, University of Minnesota Law School.

Prof. Carpenter teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, the First Amendment, and sexual orientation and the law. In 2014, he won the University’s top award for graduate and professional teaching, earning the title Distinguished University Teaching Professor. He was selected Attorney of the Year for 2013 by Minnesota Lawyer. He is author of the award-winning book Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas. Since 2004, he has served as an editor of Constitutional Commentary.

He is a frequent television, radio, and print commentator on constitutional law, the First Amendment, and sexual orientation and the law. Since 2005, he has been an active blogger on the popular legal blog, the Volokh Conspiracy, which is hosted by the Washington Post.

Prof. Carpenter received his B.A. degree in history, magna cum laude, from Yale College in 1989. He received his J.D., with honors, from the University of Chicago Law School in 1992. He clerked for The Honorable Edith H. Jones of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit from 1992 to 1993. After his clerkship, he practiced at Vinson & Elkins in Houston and at Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin in San Francisco. He is a member of the state bars of Texas and California.

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