Democracies are facing multiplying challenges, from structural changes to geopolitical shifts to cultural transformations. Though the United States remains one of the strongest democratic nations in the world, it is by no means immune to democratic backsliding. As the American public becomes more polarized on issues such as press freedom and US-Russia relations, the question of how core democratic commitments is being even more sharply presented. Will our institutions hold? Do the systemic weaknesses revealed by recent pressures on the US Constitution require fundamental change in how it is interpreted and implemented? How likely is it that our democracy could erode, and can we mitigate the risk?
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The University of Chicago Law School and New York University School of Law will co-sponsor a conference in honor of the fifty-year academic career and scholarship of Richard A. Epstein.
The conference will be held at the University of Chicago Law School, 1111 E. 60th Street.
To take advantage of the University discount at the Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center, please make your reservations online. The hotel is located at 5225 S. Harper Avenue, Chicago, IL. We recommend making your reservations as soon as possible.
Whether you are able to attend this conference in honor of Professor Richard A. Epstein or not, we invite you to participate by sharing a few words about Professor Epstein, his career, and/or his scholarship. We will be collecting your words and printing a booklet – a liber amicorum – collecting your sentiments. The deadline to submit and be included in the booklet is February 8, 2018.
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