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Has Our Constitution Gone Wrong and Can the People Correct It?

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March 16, 2007 3:00pm - March 17, 2007 12:00pm

Stanford Law School
Crown Quadrangle
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610

    Stanford Law School alumnus Sanford Levinson, '73 holds the W. St. John Garwood and W. St John Garwood, Jr. Centennial Chair in Law at the University of Texas Law School. He is the author of more than 200 articles in professional and popular journals and has been called the most imaginative, innovative, and provocative constitutional scholar of our time.

    His new book Our Undemocratic Constitution: Where the Constitution Goes Wrong (and How We the People Can Correct It) was the focus of this two day event which brought together some of the nation's prominent constitutional scholars and historians who debated questions such as: Is our constitution undemocratic? Should Supreme Court Justices be restricted to an 18 year term limit? Do we have a presidential autocracy?

    Day 1 Panel: Structural Changes in the Constitution
    Friday, March 16, 2007 from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

    • Professor Sanford Levinson '73, University of Texas at Austin Law School [ bio ]
    • President Emeritus Gerhard Casper, Stanford University [ bio ]
    • Professor John Ferejohn PhD '72, Political Science, Stanford University [ bio ]
    • Professor Jack Rakove, Political Science, Stanford University [ bio ]

    Moderator

    • Professor Kathleen M. Sullivan, Director, Stanford Constitutional Law Center [ bio ]

    Day 2 Panel: Processes of Constitutional Change Panel
    Saturday, March 17, 2007 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    • Professor Sanford Levinson '73, University of Texas at Austin Law School [ bio ]
    • Dean Larry Kramer, Stanford Law School [ bio ]
    • Professor James Fishkin, International Communication, Stanford University [ bio ]

    Moderator

    • Professor Pamela Karlan, Stanford Law School [ bio ]

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