Richard Epstein, perhaps the foremost modern classical liberal legal scholar and among this generation's top political philosophers from anywhere in the political spectrum, will be giving two public lectures on Wednesday, 4 January, in Phoenix.
The first, at noon, shall be hosted by the Phoenix School of Law's Federalist Society. Epstein will discuss the intersection of takings, defamation law, and scholarly free speech in the defamation suit Royall v Main, in which he is codefendant. See this post for details.
In the evening, the Goldwater Institute will host a lecture on the "Coming Constitutional Crisis", in which Epstein will discuss some of the coming conflicts over the interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. Details may be found on the Goldwater Institute's event page.
Both events are free but require RSVP. Lawyers may sign up to receive CLE credit for a small fee at either. Your humble narrator will likely come to the lab in early morning so as to leave early and drive up from Tucson to make it to the evening event. I'm probably on the hook already to meet a few of my ACLU colleagues (informally) afterwards and would be pleased if a few readers could join us for beer, wine, or coffee; send me an e-mail if you're interested.