The Constitution vs. Trumpism: Challenges to the Rule of Law in 2018

April 4, 2018


NYU School of Law's Vanderbilt Hall: Greenberg Lounge

40 Washington Square South

(at corner of Macdougal)

New York, NY 10012


6:00 p.m. - Check-in 
6:30 p.m. - Program


The courts have proven a key battleground in the fights of the Trump era. On immigration, voting rights, freedom of religion and more, legal advocates are taking on federal policy – and, often, winning. What are these new legal strategies? Will they last? And how can issues of democracy, justice, and the rule of law become burning matters of public – not just legal – debate?



Alexander Heffner, Host, The Open Mind on PBS

Becca Heller, Director and Co-Founder, IRAP; Visiting Clinical Lecturer in law, Yale Law School

Jameel Jaffer, Executive Director, Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University

Neal Katyal, Paul and Patricia Saunders Professor of National Security Law, Georgetown Law; former Acting Solicitor General of the United States

Faiza Patel, Co-Director, Liberty & National Security, Brennan Center for Justice

Elizabeth Wydra, President, Constitutional Accountability Center