Notre Dame Judicial Seminar on Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law

(part of a series)

Location: Rome Global Gateway

Jennifer Frantik, Rome

The Notre Dame Judicial Seminar on Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law is part of a series of international gatherings for select and small groups of judges from constitutional and other high-level courts in different countries. Aimed at generating rigorous and in- depth discussion and exchange on common, pressing issues of the rule of law and constitutionalism, the Seminar helps to foster personal and professional relationships centered around classical constitutional and natural law principles of law, liberty, and limited government, in the service of the common good.  The Seminar is organized through the Constitutionalism and Rule of Law (CAROL) Lab at the University of Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies, together with Notre Dame Law School. In September 2022, the Seminar will be held in Rome, Italy and will consist of a full day and a half of closed-doors discussion (under Chatham House rules) among a group of 15-20 judges (a few from the United States Federal Courts of Appeals and others from the European Court of Human Rights and from various national constitutional courts across Europe), and a small number of academic and other guests. All subjects will be taken up in a way that fosters robust comparative discussions across a diversity of substantive views and a range of different legal and political traditions.

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This event is cosponsored by the Notre Dame Law School, Kellogg Institute for International Affairs, Nanovic Institute for European Studies, The Federalist Society, and the Notre Dame Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government.