Yale Chicago/YaleWomen - "The Constitution at the Crossroads"

Yale Chicago/YaleWomen - "The Constitution at the Crossroads"
Thu, 10/27/2016 - 5:30pm

Yale Chicago and YaleWomen Chicago present

“The Constitution at a Crossroads”

A Lecture & Book Signing by Yale Professor Akhil Reed Amar




WHAT:  Lecture & Book Signing for “The Constitution Today”
WHEN: Thursday, October 27, 2016. 5:30 PM

WHERE: The Metropolitan Club, Willis Tower, 233 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago


REGISTRATION & COST:  $10 per person 


For the first time in our lifetime—and for one of the few times in modern history—all four major federal institutions of power are in play, electorally speaking.  Come January, the Democrats could control the House, Senate, Presidency, and Supreme Court.  Or the Republicans could control all four. Or we could continue with divided government. We are guaranteed to have a new president—a guarantee that arises only every eighth year—and the Supreme Court could shift away from Republican control for the first time in nearly half a century. In this talk, designed to complement his newly released book, “The Constitution Today,” Yale Professor Akhil Reed will discuss the constitutional significance of all this.


Akhil Reed Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, where he teaches constitutional law at both Yale College and Yale Law School. His work has won awards from both the American Bar Association and the Federalist Society.  Professor Amar is also a faculty member of Yale For Life and taught a course in June 2016 entitled “A New Birth of Freedom: How the Civil War Era Made a New America”.