Constitution Day lecture: Michael Klarman

graphic with Franklin Washington and Hamilton

klarman.jpgIn honor of Constitution Day this weekend, UGA will host a Signature Lecture by Michael J. Klarman, the Kirkland & Ellis Professor at Harvard Law School on Friday September 15 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel, “The Constitution as a Coup Against Public Opinion”:

Michael J. Klarman is the Kirkland & Ellis Professor at Harvard Law School. He is one of the nation’s leading scholars of constitutional law and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His lecture addresses how the framers at the Philadelphia convention managed to write a Constitution that was vastly more nationalist and democracy-constraining than most Americans wanted or expected and how they were able to convince ordinary Americans to approve such a document.

The lecture is free and the public is invited to attend.