This seminar will bring nationally recognized scholars to Minnesota to present their current work on public law topics, such as constitutional law, administrative law, antidiscrimination law, criminal law, environmental law, and family law. The seminar is designed to introduce students to the world of legal scholarship and the nature of scholarly exchange, and to expose students to cutting edge topics of legal debate. Workshop sessions will be devoted to the presentation and discussion of works-in-progress from outside speakers. In preparing for five of the class sessions, students will be expected to write short, critical papers examining the work to be presented. Grades will be based on these papers and on students' participation during the workshop sessions.