"Is Common Good Constitutionalism...Good?"

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Location: 1050 Nanovic Hall (View on map )

Common Good Const. Poster 9.9

Join Professor Jeff Pojanowski (Notre Dame Law) and Professor J. Joel Alicea (Catholic University Law) for a Constitution Day seminar on common good constitutionalism. 

Please note: To preserve the seminar format of this event, we will be limiting the number of active seminar participants. Students must RSVP at this link if planning to attend. Students who are not actively participating will be allowed as spectators. This form will close on September 7, after which you will receive notice of your status as participant or spectator. With questions, contact Soren Grefenstette (sorengref@nd.edu). 

All attendees should  familiarize themselves with Adrian Vermeule’s 2020 Atlantic article “Beyond Originalism.” 

Professor Pojanowski is a professor at Notre Dame Law School. He teaches and writes in the areas of administrative law, jurisprudence, legal interpretation, and torts. Pojanowski earned his A.B. in Public Policy with highest honors from Princeton University and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2004, where he was Articles Co-Chair for the Harvard Law Review. After law school, he served as a law clerk to then-Judge John Roberts on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and then to Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court of the United States.

Professor J. Joel Alicea is Co-Director of the Project on Constitutional Originalism and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and assistant professor at Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. He joined the Catholic Law faculty in 2020 after having practiced law for several years at the law firm of Cooper & Kirk, PLLC, where he specialized in constitutional litigation. He previously served as a law clerk for Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., on the United States Supreme Court and for Judge Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Professor Alicea’s scholarship focuses on constitutional theory.

September 9 | 12:30-2pm | 1050 Nanovic Hall

Lunch will be provided.