The Institute for Justice is sponsoring an all-day continuing legal education (CLE) conference called Economic Liberty: Lone Star Leadership. The conference will discuss two recent IJ cases that provide Texans with more protection of their economic liberty than people who live elsewhere in the country: Patel v. Texas Department of Licensing and St. Joseph Abbey v. Castille. A variety of scholars, practitioners, and judges from Texas and beyond will discuss and debate these cases’ impact and provide practical advice to lawyers fighting for their clients’ economic liberty in Texas courts.
The event is free, including lunch. All interested in these issues are welcome, but for members of the Texas bar it will be a chance to earn a few hours of CLE (5.25 hours total). Attendees are welcome to come for the whole event, or just for the lunch session if their schedule is limited.
Please find details about the program below. If you would like to come, please RSVP early to reserve your space. Space is limited! You can RSVP for the event and lunch below. You have the option to RSVP just for the lunch session, or for the entire event.
8:30-9:00: Registration/Doors Open
9:00-9:15: Introduction: Scott Bullock, President and General Counsel, Institute for Justice, and Matt Miller, Managing Attorney of the Institute for Justice Texas Office
9:15-10:30: Economic Liberty and the Texas Constitution After Patel
10:45-12:00: Economic Liberty and the U.S. Constitution After St. Joseph Abbey
12:15-1:30: Lunch. Nuts and Bolts: How to Litigate Economic Liberty in Texas. Jurisdiction, Antitrust, and Crafting a Case
2:00-3:00: Is the Sky Falling? Practical Fallout, and Practical Benefits, of Heightened Protection of Economic Liberty.
3:15-3:45: Panel Discussion with Economic Liberty Clients
3:45-3:55: Closing Remarks
|Event Date and Time||Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|