Join PBS and the Columbia Federalist Society for a debate entitled "Amending the Constitution?"
Legal commentator David Lat will be moderating a debate between Professor Jamal Greene and Professor John Baker on the constitutional amendment process. This event is planned as an installment in the PBS series, "Our Constitution: A More or Less Perfect Union?"
Jamal Greene is the Dwight Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, where he teaches constitutional law, comparative constitutional law, the law of the political process, and First Amendment. His scholarship focuses on the structure of legal and constitutional argument. Professor Greene is the author of numerous articles and book chapters and is a frequent media commentator on constitutional law and the Supreme Court. Prior to joining Columbia's faculty he was an Alexander Fellow at New York University Law School. Professor Greene served as a law clerk to the Hon. Guido Calabresi on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for the Hon. John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court. He earned his J.D. from Yale Law School and his A.B. from Harvard College.
Dr. John S. Baker, Jr. is a Visiting Professor of the Georgetown Center for the Constitution and a Visiting Professor at Peking University School of Transnational Law. He is Professor Emeritus of Law at Louisiana State University Law School. Dr. Baker was an adjunct Fellow at the Heritage Foundation (Spring, 2008) and a Distinguished Scholar at the Catholic University of America Law School (2011-12). He has also taught at Tulane Law School, George Mason Law School, Pepperdine Law School, New York Law School, Hong Kong University, and the University of Dallas, School of Management. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Lyon III (France, 1999-2011) and at the Universidad de los Andes, Chile, where he was a Fulbright Specialist in 2012.
David Lat is founding editor of Above the Law, an award-winning website about the legal profession that reaches more than 1 million unique visitors a month, and a managing director at Lateral Link, a nationwide legal recruiting firm. David’s writing has also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post, among other publications. Prior to Above the Law, he launched Underneath Their Robes, a blog about federal judges. David’s first book, Supreme Ambitions: A Novel, was published in 2014.
Before entering the media world, David worked as a federal prosecutor in Newark, New Jersey; a litigation associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, in New York; and a law clerk to Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. David graduated from Harvard College and Yale Law School, where he served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal and vice president of the Yale Federalist Society.
Fried chicken will be served.