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Georgetown Law Closed: Wednesday, March 21

The Law Center is closed due to inclement weather. All activities and services, including classes and scheduled events (student organization meetings and events, CLE, and conferences), are canceled. All administrative offices are closed. The food services operation, fitness center and Early Learning Center are closed. The library is closed. It is expected that only designated emergency employees will come to the Law Center to fulfill their responsibilities. All others -- including students, staff, faculty, and visitors -- are expected not come to the Law Center, which will not be staffed to support anything other than essential life safety and snow/ice clearing functions.


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House of Truth

Professor Brad Snyder will discuss his new book, "The House of Truth." Professor Michael Seidman will provide commentary and moderate a question-and-answer session. Wednesday, September 20th, from 3:30 p.m. –5:00 p.m. Food will be provided. 

House of Truth book cover

Comparative Constitutionalism

Professor Yvonne Tew will discuss what a comparative perspective brings to our ideas about constitutionalism and originalism. She will also explore how comparativism might challenge some of our assumptions about originalism in the United States. Thursday, October 5th, from 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Food will be provided. 

Yvonne Tew

A Conversation with Nadine Strossen

We are hosting a livestream event featuring former ACLU President Nadine Strossen who will talk about free speech and other trending topics. Tuesday, October 24th, from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in McDonough 201. Food will be provided. 

nadine strossen flyer

Crime & the Constitution

Professor Shon Hopwood will talk about his formative experiences and the impact they have made on his views on the Constitution and criminal justice. Wednesday, November 8th, from 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Food will be provided. 

 Shon Hopwood

Annual Salmon P. Chase Lecture at the United States Supreme Court

Each year, the Georgetown Center for the Constitution sponsors The Salmon P. Chase Lecture and Colloquium on the Constitution to bring scholars together to discuss some aspect of our constitutional history. The 2017 Lecture and Colloquium will be held from Thursday, November 30th through Friday, December 1st at the Supreme Court and Georgetown Law. 

Professor William Ewald of the University of Pennsylvania will be delivering the fourth annual Salmon P. Chase Distinguished Lecture at the Supreme Court celebrating the career of Justice James Wilson. Co-sponsored by the Georgetown Center for the Constitution and the Supreme Court Historical Society, the lecture will be hosted by a Justice at the Supreme Court.

 William Ewald

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