Akhil Amar in Seattle: America's Unwritten Constitution
Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)
America’s Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By.
On Thursday, March 21, 2013, Yale professor and constitutional scholar Akhil R. Amar will speak to members and guests of Yale Association of Western Washington on his recent book, America’s Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By. Professor Amar describes how the solution to many constitutional puzzles lies not solely within the written document, but also in the vast trove of values, precedents, and practices that complement and complete the text. Professor Amar shows how the complementary relationship between the Constitution’s written and unwritten components is one of America’s greatest and most enduring strengths.
This event will be held in downtown Seattle at 1201 Third Avenue, 48th floor; this is the Perkins Coie law office. The evening will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a reception and light refreshments, which will be followed by Professor Amar’s talk at 6:30 p.m. The cost of the event is $25 per person. Space is limited, and advance payment is required.