Over the next few months, I will be doing a number of speaking engagements about my recently published book The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain, which is the first book by a legal scholar about one of the Supreme Court’s most controversial property rights decisions. For readers who may be interested, here is a list (not including talks at the the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and elsewhere, that have already occurred). Most of these events are open to the general public, though those that are starred are only open to those who register to participate in the conference in question.

Kelo Book Cover - Final Version

September, 4, 2015, 11:30-1 AM, San Francisco, CA: American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Panel on “Takings and the American Regime: Reexamining Kelo v. City of New London.” Other participants in the panel include political scientist Guy Burnett, legal scholar Avraham Bell, and the counsel who represented the two sides in the Kelo case in the Supreme Court.*

September 10, 10-11 AM, Ponte Vedra, FL: Florida Conference of District Court of Appeal Judges*

Sept. 15, 2015, 4-5:30 PM PM, New York City: Classical Liberal Institute, New York University Law School. With commentary by NYU Professor Richard Epstein, a leading academic expert on takings.

September 22, noon, Tempe, AZ: Arizona State University College of Law, Federalist Society

September 25, 2015, 2:30-3:30 PM, Baltimore, MD: University of Vermont/University of Maryland Takings Conference, Panel on “Kelo after 10 Years.” Other participants in the panel include University of Minnesota Prof. Alexandra Klass and Eva Tillman, principal counsel for condemnation of the Baltimore Solicitor’s Office.

October 15, 2015 (time TBA) Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Law School Federalist Society

Nov. 5, 2015, noon: University of California, Berkeley Federalist Society

Nov. 5, 2015 (evening time TBA): Federalist Society, San Francisco Lawyers Division Chapter

Nov. 19, 2015 (time TBA), Lakeland, FL: Florida Southern College

Fall 2015 (date TBA), Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia School of Law

In this post, I briefly explained what the book is about and why I wrote it.

Here is a link to a video of a panel about the book at the Cato Institute, I also did an interview about the book, conducted by Yale Law School Prof. Jack Balkin at his Balkinization blog (Part I, and Part II).