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Common Good Constitutionalism

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

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 for a conversation with Eric J. Segall, professor of law at Georgia State University; Fordham philosophy and law professor 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 and Ethics.


This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, students, and the public.