Big Names to Visit Tulane Law

It appears that former U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor will be visiting as part of a 5th Circuit panel hearing actual arguments at the law school:

Mark your calendars today for this year’s visit from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

A panel of judges including retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor will hear three oral arguments at Tulane Law School.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009
9:30 a.m.
Room 110
(The arguments will also be broadcast in Room 157 for those who do not get a seat in Room 110)

Additionally, it seems we have another high caliber speaker lined up for this year's McGlinchey lecture:

Judge Michael McConnell of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit will present the 2008-2009 McGlinchey lecture on Monday, February 16, 5:00 pm, in Room 110.

A reception will follow in the Berkett Multipurpose Room. Judge McConnell’s lecture topic concerns the history surrounding a case arising from antebellum New Orleans, a case that he describes as the Supreme Court’s first decision regarding the free exercise of religion. Judge McConnell reportedly was on President Bush’s short list for the two most recent Supreme Court appointments, and he is a well-respected authority on the relationship between the Constitution and religion.

Unlike last year - when my blog coverage as a 1L yielded the cryptic "McGlinchey observer comment" - I think I'll refrain from attempting to live blog this one.