In a preview of a talk he will give to the Appellate Judges Education Institute in Washington, DC, next month, Professor Klarman will discuss the ways in which the Constitution was contingent rather than inevitable, the interest group conflict that pervaded the drafting and ratification of the Constitution, and the ways in which the Constitution and the process by which it was ratified were departures—both substantively and procedurally—from the more democratic baseline of state constitutions and constitution-making in that same era.

Griswold 110.  12 – 1:00pm. Monday 10/03. Free Pizza.

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