Sep 16

Constitution Day Celebration



Come celebrate Constitution Day 2016 with Dr. John Eastman and the Claremont Institute’s Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence. We will be commemorating the 229th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution with a full day of events at the Chapman University School of Law. There will be panel discussions covering some of the most pressing threats to our constitutional system, including the erosion of the separation of powers, the overreach of the administrative state, and the politicization of the executive branch. We will be privileged to hear a keynote address from Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt and will also be honoring our Jurisprudence Award recipient, Judge Alice Batchelder.

The Claremont Institute would like to thank the Federalist Society for co-sponsoring the day's events; The Heritage Foundation, Michael T. Alexander, and the Private Trust Management Group for sponsoring our panels; Larry & Margie Smith for sponsoring the keynote address; the Busch Firm for sponsoring the cocktail reception; and Richard Christy and Ed Laird.

Jurisprudence Award Winner:

Judge Alice Batchelder
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Keynote Speaker:

Adam Laxalt
Attorney General, State of Nevada


John C. Eastman
Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service, Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Founding Director, Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, Claremont Institute

John Malcolm
Director, Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation

Dean Reuter
Vice President, Federalist Society

John Shu
Attorney and Legal Commentator

Michael Uhlmann
Professor, Claremont Graduate University
Senior Fellow and Faculty Member, Claremont Institute

Lawrence VanDyke
Solicitor General, State of Nevada
2005 Publius Fellow, Claremont Institute

Hans A. von Spakovsky
Senior Fellow, Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation

John Yoo
Professor, University of California at Berkely
Faculty Member, Claremont Institute

Registration: 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Keynote Address – "On the Front Lines: The States' View of Federal Government Overreach": 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 
Panel 1 – "Hemorrhaging on Separation of Powers": 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Luncheon/Award Presentation: 12:00 p.m. –  1:30 p.m.
Panel 2 – "Politicization of the Executive Branch": 1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Closing Remarks: 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cocktail Reception: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 17, 2016, 9:00 a.m.

Panel Discussions & Keynote Addresses: 
Kennedy Hall 237AB
Chapman University School of Law
1 University Drive
Orange, CA 92866

Beckman Hall 404
Chapman University School of Business
1 University Drive
Orange, CA 92866

Cocktail Reception:
Kennedy Hall Lobby

Chapman University School of Law
1 University Drive
Orange, CA 92866