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Donald Drakeman's Recent Book Highlights the Humanities

June 21, 2016 • Constitutional Studies

Dr. Drakeman has written extensivelycontinues to write and lecture about First Amendment Establishment Clause jurisprudence. Building, but his recent  on his insights into how the Supreme Court has relied on the work of Dr. Muñoz and other leading scholars in interpreting the First Amendment,work has broaden beyond the confines of constitutional law, narrowly understood .his most recent His most recent book, Why We Need the Humanities: Life Science, Law and the Common Good, highlights the importance for society of significance of studying the humanities and argues for their usefulness in every professional field. Read More >

Director Professor Muñoz Receives Teaching Award

May 05, 2016 • Constitutional Studies


Constitutional Studies director Prof. Muñoz has been awarded for excellence in undergraduate teaching as a 2015-2016 Joyce Award winner! Read More >

What's Next for Our Graduates?

May 03, 2016 • Constitutional Studies

Wondering what to do with a Constitutional Studies minor?  Here's what a few of our graduates are up to!

Benjamin Brockman will be moving to Indianapolis to take a marketing job at Eli Lilly.
As a business major, I often have limited access to coursework outside of my field. The Constitutional Studies minor allowed me
to explore areas of study and topics that I wouldn’t have been able to otherwise. While I am entering a career in business, I have a passion for government and politics that was able to shine through in this minor. I am grateful for the professors and the various courses and topics I was able to explore.
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Meet our 2016 Graduates!

May 03, 2016 • Constitutional Studies

Congratulations to all 38 of our 2016 Constitutional Studies graduates!  This is our biggest class, and we are so proud of these students and their accomplishments. Read More >

Marriage Debate, 2.9.16

April 19, 2016 • Rebecca SelfCategories: Lectures

The Tocqueville Program welcomed Stephen Macedo of Princeton University and Ryan T. Anderson of the Heritage Foundation to campus for a Lincoln-Douglas style debate on the future of marriage, gay rights, and religious freedom. Read More >

Brad Birzer discusses Russell Kirk

April 19, 2016 • Rebecca SelfCategories: Lectures

Bradley Birzer, the Russell Amos Kirk Chair in History at Hillsdale College, is a 1990 alumnus of the University of Notre Dame. On April 6, he returned to campus to give a talk about his about his recent book, Russell Kirk: American Conservative. Read More >

Yuval Levin on social conservatism

April 19, 2016 • Rebecca SelfCategories: Lectures

Yuval Levin, a graduate of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, is the founding editor of National Affairs and Hertog Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. On Tuesday, April 12th, Dr. Levin visited campus to meet with students and faculty and to deliver a public lecture entitled Read More >

Steve Forbes Video - "The Morality of Capitalism" - 11.5.15

December 21, 2015 • Constitutional StudiesCategories: Lectures


Young Americans for Freedom, the Potenziani Program in Constitutional Studies, and the Tocqueville Program welcomed Steve Forbes to campus. in November.  His talk, "The Morality of Capitalism," drew a crowd of over 350 students! Read More >

Video: Professors for Lunch - "The Iran Agreement: As Good As We Can Get?"

October 23, 2015 • Jennifer SmithCategories: Professors for Lunch

You can now watch a video of the first Professors for Lunch of the 2015-16 academic year!


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Welcome Donald Drakeman

February 24, 2015 • Jen Smith

We are pleased to welcome Donald Drakeman to the Constitutional Studies Program.  Don has been a friend of the program, but it is an honor to have him join us officially as Distinguished Research Professor. Read More >

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