Monday, May 16, 2005

Dale Carpenter Interview

Posted by Craig Westover | 11:00 AM |  

I've been pretty impressed with the reasoning of Dale Carpenter's arguments on the same-sex marriage issue, but many readers have not. I'll be interviewing Carpenter this Friday[correction: Thursday]. Use the comments to this post or drop me an email if you have specific topics or questions you like to see asked. No promises, but constructive thoughts are welcome.

Dale Carpenter
Associate Professor of Law
Yale College, B.A.
University of Chicago Law School, J.D

Dale Carpenter is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School. He teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, the First Amendment, sexual orientation and the law, and commercial law. Professor Carpenter is the Vance K. Opperman Research Scholar 2004-05 and is the Stanley V. Kinyon Teacher of Year 2003-04 at the University of Minnesota Law School. He also serves as an editor of Constitutional Commentary.

Professor 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. At the University of Chicago he was Editor-in-Chief of the University of Chicago Law Review. He received both the D. Francis Bustin Prize for excellence in legal scholarship and the John M. Olin Foundation Scholarship for Law & Economics.

Professor Carpenter 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 as an associate at Vinson & Elkins in Houston and Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin in San Francisco. He is a member of the state bars of Texas and California.

He is a frequent television, radio, and print commentator on constitutional law, the First Amendment, and sexual orientation and the law.