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Law experts to assess Constitution's effectiveness

19 September 2005

ATTENTION: News desks, legal affairs writers

Contact: Janet Gilmore

(510) 642-5685 jangilmore@berkeley.edu

"The Path of Constitutional Law: Continuity, Crossroads, or Crisis?" a panel discussion in which six Constitutional law scholars will discuss the effectiveness of the U.S. Constitution in mediating society's most basic conflicts, and explore whether the founding document can be readily adapted to address challenges on the horizon.

The panelists, all affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall), will engage in wide-ranging conversations about globalization, diversity, technological change, and the war on terror.

12:30 to 2 p.m., tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 20

Boalt Hall, Room 105

Panelists will include:

  • Goodwin Liu, Boalt Hall assistant professor of law (moderator)

  • Erin Murphy, Boalt Hall assistant professor of law

  • Jesse Choper, Boalt Hall professor of law

  • Christopher Edley, Boalt Hall dean and professor of law

  • John Yoo, Boalt Hall professor of law

  • William A. Fletcher, judge, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and Boalt Hall emeritus professor of law

The event is part of UC Berkeley's commemoration of Constitution Day, mandated by a new federal law to celebrate Sept. 17, 1787 - the day the document was adopted. For more information on Constitution Day and UC Berkeley go to: