April 23, 2020

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Eastern Time

The Degradation of Democracy – and the Courts

Virtual Event

Join the American Constitution Society for a discussion with Michael Klarman on The Degradation of Democracy – and the Courts. This webinar is an installment in our 2020 Student Convention Virtual Series.

Featuring: Michael Klarman, Kirkland Ellis Professor of Law, Harvard Law School


Professor Michael J. Klarman is the Kirkland Ellis Professor at Harvard Law School, where he joined the faculty in 2008. He joined the faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law in 1987 and served there until 2008 as the James Monroe Distinguished Professor of Law and Professor of History. In 2009 he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts Sciences. Klarman has won numerous awards for his teaching and scholarship, which are primarily in the areas of Constitutional Law and Constitutional History. In 2016, Oxford University Press published his comprehensive history of the Founding, The Framers’ Coup: The Making of the US Constitution. That book was a finalist for both the George Washington Book Prize and the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award. Professor Klarman has clerked for the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (1983-84). He is a graduate of Stanford Law School, University of Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and University of Pennsylvania, where he received his B.A. and M.A.