Akhil Amar: America’s Unwritten Constitution

Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, 1:00 PM

Program Admission: FREE!

Reservations Required. Call 215.409.6700 or order online.



Despite its venerated place in American history, the U.S. Constitution may not enumerate all of the various rules, rights, principles, and procedures that guide America’s political system. Join renowned constitutional scholar and Yale Law Professor Akhil Amar to explore the little-understood relationship between the written Constitution and the many traditions, practices, standards, and sources that shape our interpretation of it. In his latest book, America’s Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By, Professor Amar illuminates the complementary relationship between the Constitution’s written and unwritten components—one of America’s greatest and most enduring strengths. Dr. Francis Graham Lee moderates.

This program is part of the National Constitution Center’s 225th anniversary celebration for the U.S. Constitution.



Advance reservations required; 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 is 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.


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