Constitutional Law Institute

Created in 2020, the Constitutional Law Institute supports research and scholarship on longstanding constitutional issues as an integral part of the Law School’s scholarly and research mission. The Institute also shares the Law School’s commitment to free speech and intellectual inquiry that is independent of partisan fashions. The Institute will promote rigorous analysis of constitutional issues and then share those ideas more broadly with the general public. The Institute will host events, activities, and visitors throughout the coming years.

Constitutional Law Institute 2020-2023 Annual Report

Our annual report outlines our goals and objectives, summarizes the many events we held from 2020 to 2023, and looks ahead to the events we are planning in the near future.

read the report

A new podcast by the Constitutional Law Institute


Room I
Participating faculty: William Baude, Bridget Fahey

Beyond Textualism?

2023 Scalia Lecture at Harvard Law School from William Baude: "Beyond Textualism?"

The Faculty Podcast Experiments

A whole lot can happen when law professors are supplied with podcast equipment—especially when they delve into concepts that are not easy to understand, the political climate is tense, and they know the podcasts will likely be downloaded by tens of thousands of people, including students of all ages and backgrounds.

William Baude

Professor of Law; Faculty Director, Constitutional Law Institute