Influential legal scholar Richard A. Epstein of NYU Law School offers his distinctive interpretation of the U.S. Constitution – the classical liberal theory. Steering clear of popular debates between defenders of originalism and proponents of a living Constitution, Epstein employs close textual reading, historical analysis, and political and economic theory to urge a return to the classical liberal theory of governance that animated the framers’ original text, and to the limited government this theory supports.
A book sale and signing of Professor Epstein's book The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government will follow the program.
Joining Professor Epstein in this evening of conversation will be Theodore Ruger from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Advance reservations recommended. Please call 215-409-6700 or order online.
Please note that this program is subject to change; call the National Constitution Center or check our website for updated information. National Constitution Center programs begin promptly and latecomers may not be admitted.
Parking will be available for $9 at the National Constitution Center parking garage located at the rear of the building on Race Street between 5th and 6th streets on a first come first serve basis. Pick up your discounted parking voucher at registration.