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Timothy Sandefur, law instructor at the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, Calif., will discuss issues addressed in his book “The Right to Earn a Living: Economic Freedom and the Law” April 17 at 7 p.m. in Seibert Hall’s Isaacs Auditorium, at Susquehanna University. The lecture, sponsored by the Arlin M. Adams Center for Law and Society, is free and open to the public.
Timothy Sandefur is a principal attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation in Sacramento. As the lead attorney for the foundation’s Economic Liberty Project, he has undertaken several projects designed to limit government regulation. He has also worked to prevent the expansion of eminent domain laws, having litigated important cases in California, Missouri and elsewhere, and filed briefs in many significant cases, including Kelo v. New London.
“I am excited that Mr. Sandefur is presenting at Susquehanna,” said Matthew Rousu, associate professor of economics. “His scholarship examining laws the U.S. government has used to restrict people from earning a living is impressive, and both students and nonstudents will benefit when he shares his insights with the campus community.”
In addition to “The Right to Earn A Living,” Sandefur is the author of “Cornerstone of Liberty: Property Rights in 21st-Century America,” as well as some 40 scholarly articles on subjects ranging from eminent domain and economic liberty to copyright, evolution and creationism, and the legal issues of slavery and the Civil War. His articles have appeared in Liberty, National Review online, The Claremont Review of Books, Forbes online, The San Francisco Chronicle, Regulation and The Washington Times, among others.
In February 2006, he became one of the youngest attorneys ever featured on the cover of California Lawyer magazine. He is a frequent guest on radio and television programs, including “The Armstrong and Getty Show,” “PBS NewsHour” and NPR’s “This American Life.” Sandefur is a graduate of Chapman University School of Law and Hillsdale College.
The Arlin M. Adams Center for Law and Society at Susquehanna exposes and explores the rich intersections between law and other disciplines in society. The center provides a forum and research opportunities for examining issues that affect human rights and social responsibility, involve science and technology, or require constitutional interpretation.