Bruce Ackerman: Revolutionary Constitutions

Monday, June 3, 2019 • 12 - 1 p.m.

Free for Members
$5 Teachers & students
$10 Non-members
$35 Members w/ CLE credit
$40 Non-Members w/ CLE credit

Join renowned constitutional scholar Bruce Ackerman as he discusses his new book, Revolutionary Constitutions: Charismatic Leadership and the Rule of Law―an exploration of the origins, successes, and threats to revolutionary constitutionalism around the world. Ackerman uses lessons from popular movements and their campaigns for constitutional democracy around the world—including the American founding—to provide new insights into how to address the constitutional challenges we see today. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates.

Copies of Revolutionary Constitutions can be pre-purchased at checkout or purchased onsite at the program. A book signing with Bruce Ackerman will follow the program.

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Continuing Legal Education Credit

CLE accreditation pending. This program is available for 1.0 substantive CLE credit. The National Constitution Center regularly applies for and receives CLE credit in PA, CA, NY, IL, TX, and DE for live events. Credit is also available in AK, AZ, CO, CT, NH, and NJ. All other U.S. jurisdictions allow attorneys to self-apply for credit for live events held outside their state. For more information and to view all of the Center's in-person and on-demand CLE offerings, visit

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