Donald Drakeman's Recent Book Highlights the Humanities

Author: 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.

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What's Next for Our Graduates?

Author: 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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Video - Marriage Debate

Author: Jen Smith

You can view the event video here.

January 27, 2015 - Hesburgh Library at the University of Notre Dame

"What is Marriage? A Conversation on the Meaning of Equality, Rights, and the Future of Marriage"

John Corvino - nationally renowned scholar advocating same-sex marriage and author of What's Wrong with Homosexuality?

Sherif Girgis - Co-author of What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense, the leading scholarly defense of traditional marriage

Sponsored by the A&L Dean's Fellows and the Tocqueville Program for Inquiry Into Religion & Public Life

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Video - Philip K. Howard

Author: Jen Smith

October 2, 2014
Philip K. Howard

"Can American Government Be Fixed? How We Lost Authority to Govern Ourselves and What to do About It"
by Philip K. Howard

Philip K. Howard is a well-known leader of government and legal reform in America. His new book, The Rule of Nobody (W. W. Norton, April 2014), has been praised by Fareed Zakaria as “an utterly compelling and persuasive book that, if followed, could change the way America works.” His Ted Talk has has been viewed by almost 500,000 people. Mr. Howard is also the author of the best-seller The Death of Common Sense (Random House, 1995), The Collapse of the Common Good (Ballantine Books, 2002) and Life Without Lawyers (W. W. Norton, 2009).…

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Video - 2014 Constituion Day Lecture (James Ceaser)

Author: Jen Smith

The 2014 Constitution Day Lecture at Notre Dame
"The Constitution as Political Theory"
October 10, 2014

James W. Ceaser is Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1976. He has written several books on American politics and political thought, including Presidential Selection, Liberal Democracy and Political Science, Reconstructing America, and Nature and History in American Political Development. Professor Ceaser has held visiting professorships at the University of Florence, the University of Basel, Oxford University, the University of Bordeaux, and the University of Rennes. Professor Ceaser is a frequent contributor to the popular press, and he often comments on American Politics for the Voice of America.

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