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The Case for New Constitutions: film & legal discussion
March 27, 2014 4:30 pm
March 27, 2014 8:00 pm
LSU Law Center, International Law Society, American Constitution Society
March 10, 2014
Law Center, McKernan Auditorium

The Case for New Constitutions Event Considers Radical Constitutional Reform in the U.S. and Abroad.

Following a welcome reception, the event kicks off with the 5 p.m. screening of Blueberry Soup, a documentary by Eileen Jerrett chronicling the aftermath of Iceland’s financial collapse that led to re-writing of the nation’s constitution. The film is a deeply touching account of an eclectic group of individuals reinventing democracy, using 21st century media such as Facebook and Twitter.

At 6:30 pm, guest speaker Professor Sanford Levinson of University of Texas School of Law will present arguments for a new Constitutional Convention in the United States and challenge the idea that fundamental governmental principles should remain static over time. A leading critic of the U.S. Constitution and excessive presidential power, Professor Levinson will draw from the extensive research behind his recent book, Our Undemocratic Constitution: Where the Constitution Goes Wrong (and How We the People Can Correct It).

The Case for New Constitutions: A Film Event with Guest Speaker Professor Sanford Levinson

4:30 Welcome reception with food and drink

5:00 Film screening: Blueberry Soup, directed by Eileen Jerrett (80 min)

6:30 Guest Speaker: Professor Sanford Levinson, University of Texas School of Law

Followed by Q&A with the director, Prof. Levinson, and Prof. Scott Sullivan, LSU Law

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