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VIRTUAL US Supreme Court Review
Start Date: 10/23/2020Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 10/23/2020End Time: 1:00 PM
Event Description:

US Supreme Court Review

October 23, 2020

Mitchell Hamline School of Law- Zoom



Timed Agenda

Lecture                                                                 12:00pm                                                               60 minutes

Description:  A review of key decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States from October Term 2019.

Presenter Biographies

Presenter Biographies:

  • Michael Steenson, Bell Distinguished Professor of Law


    Mike Steenson is the Bell Distinguished Professor of Law at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the University of Iowa School of law. Professor Steenson is a member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Along with Professor Peter Knapp, he is a co-reporter for the Minnesota Civil Jury Instruction Guides. He teaches in the areas of Torts, Constitutional Law, and American Legal History.



  • Mehmet Konar-Steenberg, Briggs & Morgan/Xcel Energy Chair in Energy and Environmental Law

Professor Konar-Steenberg teaches administrative law, U.S. and comparative constitutional law, environmental law, and property law. He coordinates the school’s Regulatory Pathway and Environmental, Energy, and Natural Resources Pathway, and coaches the school’s environmental law moot court team.

Professor Konar-Steenberg has published several articles on the application of the dormant Commerce Clause doctrine, including an empirical analysis of the impact of judges’ party affiliations on dormant Commerce Clause decisions. Professor Konar-Steenberg is co-editor of the third edition of George Beck’s Minnesota Administrative Procedure, an online collaboration with members of the Minnesota Bar Association Administrative Law Section and other administrative law practitioners. Access to the treatise is available free-of-charge.

Professor Konar-Steenberg oversees the annual Energy and Environment Conference at Mitchell Hamline. He also gives an annual presentation to the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office on United States Supreme Court developments with his colleague, Professor Michael Steenson.

As associate dean, Professor Konar-Steenberg oversaw the establishment of the nation’s first hybrid on-campus/online J.D. program, served on the successful 2015 national dean search committee, and participated in the successful combination of William Mitchell College of Law and Hamline University School of Law.

Professor Konar-Steenberg serves on the board of directors and legal affairs committee for the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy and editorial board for the Legal Writing Institute’s Monograph Series. He has represented asylum seekers through the Advocates for Human Rights. He is a trustee for Lake Country Montessori School, and was the founding chair of the board of directors of Great River Montessori School.

It will be held over Zoom and it is complimentary to alumni. 

Registration will close on the evening of October 22.


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