For Debate: Should the Constitution Be More Democratic?

Thursday, September 19, 2019 • 12 - 1 p.m.

Free for Members
$5 Teachers & students
$8 Non-members
$35 Members w/ CLE credit
$40 Non-Members w/ CLE credit

Recent calls to reform or amend the Electoral College as well as constitutional battles from redistricting to voting rights, have raised the question of whether the U.S. constitutional system of representative democracy is too democratic or not democratic enough. Leading constitutional scholars Randy Barnett and Vikram Amar join the debate.

This program is generously sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation.

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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