Balancing the Budget

Hot Topics: Cool Talk for Lyris

Part of the HOT TOPICS: COOL TALK series

Date & Time:

Friday, December 9, 2011
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


Free and open to the public


University of St. Thomas School of Law 
Room 235


CLE credit will be applied for

Prof. Greg Sisk, University of St. Thomas School of Law and Katharine Tinucci (UST J.D. '09), Press Secretary in the Office of Governor Mark Dayton will engage in a civil discourse on budget issues facing the state and nation. This is the third in the 'hot topics:cool talk' series addressing important policy issues for the 2012 election.

Katharine Tinucci graduated from the University of Saint Thomas School of Law in 2009. While attending law school she worked as a legal intern in the Office of the Chancellor for Civil Affairs for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, and as a legal advocate for victims of domestic violence in Ramsey County at the Tubman Family Alliance. After earning her J.D. from St. Thomas school of Law, she worked as the Deputy Campaign Manager for Mark Dayton and following his successful bid for office, accepted the position of Press Secretary. Tinucci received her B.A. in Theater, Theology, and Womens Studies from Loyola University of Chicago.

Gregory Sisk is a nationally recognized scholar on the subjects of civil litigation with the federal government and empirical analysis of judicial decision making. He teaches Civil Procedure and Professional Responsibility, as well as a special course with original materials on Litigation with the Federal Government. His casebook, "Litigation With the Federal Government: Cases and Materials," was originally published by Foundation Press in 2000 and is now in its second edition (2008). Professor Sisk also is author of the treatise on the subject, "Litigation With the Federal Government," published as the fourth edition by ALI-ABA in 2006, and recently cited by the United States Supreme Court. Professor Sisk received his B.A. from Montana State University and his J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law, where he graduated first in his class, was an editor on the law review, and president of the moot court board. Prior to joining the legal academy, he served as a legal advisor in all three branches of the federal government: as a legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, as a law clerk to a U.S. Court of Appeals judge, and as an appellate attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice representing the United States in the courts of appeals and the Supreme Court. Subsequent to his government service, he was in private practice as the head of the appellate department of a Seattle law firm.

The Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy is pleased to present a new speaker series at the School of Law that explores both the Catholic positions and some challenging perspectives on major policy issues likely to be the focus of debate in the upcoming 2012 election. Each program will consist of two expert speakers respectfully engaging in one of these hot topics:

This series is free and open to the public. CLE credits will be applied for. For lunchtime talks, lunch will be provided to all who register online.

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