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Thursday, January 24, 2013

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Event: Constitutional Law Scholars Speak on the Electoral College

Vikram Amar and Michael Paulsen will discuss recent efforts to abolish the Electoral College and shift to a national popular vote for president.  Vikram Amar is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at UC Davis School of Law. He is a national authority on constitutional law, commenting frequently on the topic for national news outlets and in a biweekly column for Justia.com. He served as a clerk for Justice Harry A. Blackmun of the United States Supreme Court and was one of the original proponents of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.

Michael Paulsen is the Distinguished University Chair and Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. Professor Paulsen is a nationally recognized scholar in the area of constitutional interpretation and has published over fifty articles in legal publications including the Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, Chicago Law Review, NYU Law Review, Texas Law Review, California Law Review, and the Georgetown Law Journal.


The presentation is free and no reservations are needed. A light lunch will be provided. Seating is first come, first served. Parking is available at both the Park Avenue Garage and at the Highland Garage at normal parking rates. This presentation is produced by the Rehnquist Center with co-sponsorship by the student chapters of the Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society at James E. Rogers College of Law.

Contact: Andrew Floyd


Location: Room 164 (Ares Auditorium)


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 Contact:  Suzanne Rabe

Location: Sullivan Room (272)