A more perfect union, by design

Promoting nationwide conversations about constitutional design.

Center for 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.

Our initiatives

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

Upcoming Events

2024 Model Constitutional Convention

On May 23-26, 2024, the Center for Constitutional Design at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU will host the first national student-led Model Constitutional Convention in the United States. Convening in

May 23, 2024
Location: Beus Center for Law and Society

Partner with us

If you have an idea or a project that you’d like to collaborate on, let us know!