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Federalism in the 21st Century ft. Profs. Randy E. Barnett & Guy Uriel-Charles

Join us for the annual Guido & Steven G. Calabresi Constitutional Law Event.  This panel features two distinguished guest speakers, Georgetown Prof. Randy E. Barnett and Duke Prof. Guy Uriel-Charles.  Dinner will be served.  Location: SLB Rm. 129

Cosponsored by the Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society

Randy E. Barnett is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches constitutional law and contracts, and is Director of the Georgetown Center for the Constitution. He is a prolific and widely praised constitutional scholar. Professor Barnett’s publications includes twelve books, more than one hundred articles and reviews, as well as numerous op-eds. His most recent book is Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People. In 2004, Professor Barnettargued the medical marijuana case of Gonzalez v. Raich before the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2012, he was one of the lawyers representing the National Federation of Independent Business in its constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act.


Guy-Uriel Charles is the founding director of the Duke Law Center on Law, Race and Politics. He is an expert in and frequent public commentator on constitutional law, election law, campaign finance, redistricting, politics, and race. He joined Duke Law's faculty in 2009; he previously was the Russell M. and Elizabeth M. Bennett Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School. Professor Charles is co-founder of the Colored Demos blog,, and a reviewer for Stanford University Press, University of Chicago Press, and NYU Press. He has published articles in Constitutional Commentary, The Michigan Law Review, The Michigan Journal of Race and Law, The Georgetown Law Journal, The Journal of Politics, The California Law Review, The North Carolina Law Review, and others.