"Originalism in Theory and Practice" Law Student Summer Seminar
In partnership with the Fund for American Studies, the Center conducts a week-long, for-credit summer seminar for up to 100 law students from Georgetown and around the country on "Constitutional Interpretation: Originalism in Theory and Practice." Taught by Georgetown Law professors Randy E. Barnett and Lawrence B. Solum, with guest lectures by the Center's faculty scholars, the course exposes students to the theory and practice of originalist interpretation. The seminar also features a panel of distinguished constitutional litigators who share their experiences in bringing lawsuits based on the original meaning of the Constitution.
In previous years, students have visited the Supreme Court to meet with Justice Antonin Scalia and tour the building. The seminar is open for two credits to Georgetown students, visiting students from other schools, and students participating in the summer internship program of the Legal Studies Institute of the Fund for American Studies.