CCD Events

The Center for Constitutional Design brings together the top minds in constitutional law and practice to explore the most pressing issues facing democracy at home and abroad. Join us for these important discussions.

2022 Democracy and Climate Change Conference

Watch now Panel 1, Panel 2 Climate Change poses a threat to democracy and constitutional order. But how might the structure of the U.S. Constitution help or hinder efforts to

Abortion Law in the U.S. and Abroad After Roe

We are delighted to partner with the National Constitution Center for a comparative look at abortion law in the U.S. and abroad. Hear from Teresa Stanton Collett of the University

1776 and Us: Finding the Founding in a Foundering Democracy

Memorial Union - Ventana BC 301 E Orange St., Tempe, Arizona

The Center for Constitutional Design joins the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership for its annual Constitutional Day Lecture. This year features a discussion of the founding of

Free

Originalism and its Discontents

Location: Beus Center for Law and Society 111 E Taylor St, Phoenix, Arizona

The Center for Constitutional Design is excited to host four constitutional law experts who will critique originalism as a theory of constitutional interpretation, and discuss the past present and future

Free

Conference on Elections and Federalism

Location: Beus Center for Law and Society 111 E Taylor St, Phoenix, Arizona

In partnership with the University of Wisconsin’s State Democracy Research Initiative, the Center for Constitutional Design will host an interdisciplinary conference on electoral federalism.  Participants in the event will discuss

Free

Can Courts Save Democracy?

Location: Beus Center for Law and Society 111 E Taylor St, Phoenix, Arizona

In partnership with the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations, the Center for Constitutional Design will host a discussion on the ability of courts to halt democratic decay and support the

Free