Book Talk: Constitutionalism: Past, Present and Future by Dieter Grimm

October 3, 2016

Please join Professor Dieter Grimm for a discussion of his newest book, Constitutionalism: Past, Present, and Future, on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at 6:30 - 7:30 PM, SLB 122. Commentary provided by Professor Bruce Ackerman ‘67 .

This book offers a definitive collection of Professor Dieter Grimm’s most important scholarly writings on constitutional thought and interpretation. The essays included in this volume explore the conditions under which the modern constitution could emerge; they treat the characteristics that must be given if the constitution may be called an achievement, the appropriate way to understand and interpret constitutional law under current conditions, the function of judicial review, the remaining role of national constitutions in a changing world, as well as the possibility of supra-national constitutionalism. Many of these essays have influenced the German and European discussion on constitutionalism.

Dieter Grimm, Professor of Law, Humboldt University Berlin; former Justice of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany; Visiting Professor of Law and Gruber Global Constitutionalism Fellow at Yale Law School.

Bruce Ackerman ‘67, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale; author of many books that have had a broad influence in political philosophy, constitutional law, and public policy.

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