Thursday, October 1, 2015

Magna Carta: The Octocentennial that Keeps on Giving

[We have the following announcement of an event to take place later today.]

Donald T. Critchlow, the Director of Arizona State University's Center for Political Thought and Leadership, announces] a symposium celebrating the Magna Carta and Its American Legacy on the ASU Tempe campus in the Memorial Union Pima Room (lower level) from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.

This two-hour symposium will analyze the relevance of the Magna Carta both as a historical document and as a catalyst in the development of modern-day American legal thought. The Magna Carta's economic, political, and legal aspects will be debated and illustrated by outstanding writers and scholars from diverse fields. Please join us for this historic anniversary of one of the most important documents in human history.

Free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.

6:00-6:30pm:  Light refreshments served
6:30-6:45pm:  Welcome and Introduction
6:45-7:15pm:  "The Importance of Magna Carta For Today" presented by Henry Clark, Visiting Professor, Political Economy Project, Dartmouth College
7:15-7:30pm:  "The Magna Carta: A Tax Professor's Perspective" presented by Adam Chodorow, Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, ASU
7:30-7:45:  "Restraints on Executive Authority: Magna Carta and the U.S. Constitution" presented by Myles Lynk, Peter Kiewit Foundation Professor of Law and the Legal Profession, Sandra Day O'Conner College of Law, ASU
7:45-8:30:  Questions and Discussion