A more perfect union, by design
Promoting nationwide conversations about constitutional design.
The mission of the Center for Constitutional Design is to promote nationwide conversations about constitutional reform and the advancement of constitutional democracy; to suggest ways reforms could be implemented to preserve our constitutional system; to leverage knowledge of other nations’ constitutions to better understand our own; and to convene, collaborate, and coordinate with citizens, thinkers, commentators, and institutions—nationally and internationally—to achieve these ends.
Comparative Constitutional Law
There is much to learn from democracies around the world. The Center is building an international network of comparative constitutional scholars.
Fellows in Constitutional Design
The Center advances dialogue over approaches to constitutional reform and the preservation of democracy.
Our initiatives focus on three key areas
Research and innovation
The Center will develop, organize, and promote new ideas for reforming and strengthening our constitutional system, through inquiry that explores our constitution in a global and comparative perspective.
The Center will educate the public. All work of the Center, created and disseminated under the Research and Innovation projects, will be publicly available and translated to better inform the public at all levels.
The Center, through curricular development and potential litigation support, will positively impact the national dialogue over constitutional reform.
News and Announcements
Director of ASU’s Center for Constitutional Design speaks on concurrent resolutions in Arizona
Stefanie Lindquist, executive director of the CCD at ASU Law, confirms that in Arizona, “concurrent resolutions ‘express the will’ of the two chambers but are not presented to the state’s
Uzbekistan, A Topic of Interest for International Conference on Constitutional Reform
Mexico President Announces Intentions for Constitutional Reform
From FDR to Biden: The Creation of the Modern Presidency
Virtual Event The Center for Constitutional Design at Arizona State University and the National Constitution Center present a discussion exploring how the institution of the modern presidency has evolved through
Annual Supreme Court Review: The 2022 Term
On October 26th, the Center for Constitutional Design will host a conversation among ASU law faculty, moderated by Patricia Lee Refo (Partner, Snell & Wilmer, and 2020-21 President, American Bar
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