The Property-Centered Constitutionalism of the Founding Generation and Its Continued Vitality Today

St. Louis Lawyers Chapter
Start : Tuesday, March 21, 2017 12:00 PM
End : Tuesday, March 21, 2017 01:30 PM

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Saint Louis Club
7701 Forsyth Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63105

Featured Speakers:
James W. Ely



  • James W. Ely, Milton R. Underwood Professor of Law Emeritus, Vanderbilt University Law School

This lecture will explore the pivotal role of property rights in the constitution-making process of the post-Revolutionary Era. Stressing the influence of the English constitutional tradition on the founding generation, it will argue that the prevailing high regard for the rights of property owners reflected the twin objectives of protecting individual liberty and encouraging economic growth. The lecture will also consider whether property-conscious constitutionalism has any continuing vitality today. The lecture will give attention to current controversies involving the takings clause and the contract clause. 

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Cost to Attend: $25.00

Seating is limited. 

This program has been approved for 1.0 hours of Missouri CLE credit. 

*This event is being co-sponsored with the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri and the Alexander Hamiliton Institute.