Americans’ understanding of their Constitution and legal tradition has been dominated in recent decades by two contested themes: the ‘originalism’ of conservatives and the ‘living constitutionalism’ of progressives. Is it time to look for an alternative? Harvard Law School’s Adrian Vermeule says the alternative underlies the American legal tradition. He calls for ‘common good constitutionalism’ which draws on “the classical synthesis of Roman law, canon law, and local civil law.”
Join us and find out more from a conversation with: Eric J. Segall, professor of Law at Georgia State University, Fordham philosophy and law Prof. Michael Baur and James E. Fleming, professor of Law at Boston University. The panel will be moderated by George Conk, Senior Fellow at Fordham’s Stein Center for Law & Ethics.
Tuesday May 10, 2022 from 12:30pm -1:45pm