October 5, 2018 | How to Save a Constitutional Democracy Book Talk and Discussion at NYU School of Law

Democracy is in crisis. Across the globe, economic woes, populist insurgencies, and cultural transformations are testing the limits of government by the people. Here in the United States, democracy has long been considered a given, an unchanging way of life. But is it?

In How to Save a Constitutional Democracy, Tom Ginsburg and Aziz Huq, leading constitutional and international law scholars at the University of Chicago, map the weaknesses of the U.S. Constitution and the most likely paths away from a robust national democracy. In a conversation with Kate Shaw, Professor of Law at Cardozo, Huq, former head of the Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Project, will discuss how American democracy is faring, the possibility of a democratic backslide, and prospects for reform.

Professor Huq's book will be available for purchase. There will be a signing after the panel discussion.

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Panelists

Aziz Huq, Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law, Mark Claster Mamolen Teaching Scholar, University of Chicago School of Law; former Director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law

Kate Shaw, Professor of Law, Cardozo School of Law & Co-Director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy

Wendy R. Weiser, Director, Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law

Date: October 5, 2018, 12-2pm
Location: NYU School of Law, 40 Washington Square South, Vanderbilt Hall, Rm. 206

 


September 28, 2018 | First Monday: Supreme Court Term Preview

Come hear a panel of Cardozo professors discuss the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, the upcoming Supreme Court Term, and the future of the Supreme Court. The professors will highlight some of the important cases on the Supreme Court's docket and Kavanaugh's potential effect on the Court's decision-making dynamics.

Panelists

Kate Shaw, Professor of Law, Cardozo School of Law & Co-Director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy

Deborah Pearlstein, Professor of Law, Cardozo School of Law & Co-Director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy

Alex Reinert, Professor of Law, Cardozo School of Law & Director of the Center for Rights & Justice

Michael Pollack, Assistant Professor of Law, Cardozo School of Law

Date: Friday, September 28, 2018, 12-1:15pm
Location: 55 Fifth Avenue, Rm. 205

 


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