The Classical Liberal Constitution

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Admission: Free
Reservations Recommended: Call 215-409-6700 or order online.

For groups of 15 or more, contact Group Sales at 215-409-6800 or groupsales@constitutioncenter.org to book your group.

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.

Event & Parking Information

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.