Welcome to the Program on Constitutional Structure
Welcome to the Notre Dame Law School Program on Constitutional Structure. Our Program helps Notre Dame law students obtain a world-class education in constitutional law. We host events at our South Bend and London campuses to examine pressing constitutional questions of domestic and global importance. We serve federal and state courts by educating first-rate judicial law clerks, attorneys, and other public servants.
Our mission is to advance interdisciplinary learning about how sound constitutional structures of government advance individual well-being and the common good. We support curricular programs of study, sponsor academic lectures and conferences, and engage with questions of constitutional development worldwide. By promoting the study of constitutional structures, we serve the needs of our students, the broader academic community, and the bench and bar—here and abroad.
For the second time in two weeks, Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has cited work by Notre Dame Law Professor A.J. Bellia in an opinion.
Thu Feb 21, 2019
Lecture by Jeffrey Tulis (University of Texas at Austin) will begin at 12:30 in room 1030 of Jenkins and Nanovic Halls.
Event is free and open to the public - lunch will be served at noon
Fri Mar 1, 2019
The Symposium will examine state constitutional law—focusing both on individual rights and structural variations among the states. Speakers and panelists include Judge Jeffrey Sutton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Judge David Stras of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Justice Goodwin Liu of the California Supreme Court, and Wisconsin Solicitor General Misha Tseytlin.…