Few American institutions have worked longer, harder, more effectively and more articulately than the Claremont Institute at recovering and reviving understanding of the principles of the American Founding – which are now under more concerted and intense attack than anytime in memory.

This Saturday, the Claremont Institute invites all to its annual Constitution Day Celebration at Chapman University, under the auspices of the Institute’s Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence – headed by Dr. John Eastman.  This commemoration of the 232nd anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution is being honored “with panel discussions addressing some of the most pressing threats to our constitutional system.”

The event takes place this Saturday, September 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Kennedy Hall 237AB on the Chapman University campus – 1 University Drive in Orange.

Ticket price: $50 for the general public and $10 for students.

From the Claremont Institute website:

Our program will also feature a discussion with the recipient of this year’s Ronald Reagan Jurisprudence Award, Judge David Sentelle, Chief Judge of the of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, during a private luncheon.


10:00am: Registration Opens

10:30am–10:45am: Opening Remarks 

10:45am–12:15pm: Panel 1 – Discrimination Unbound: Harvard’s Perverse Affirmative Action and Multiculturalism 

  • Lee Cheng – Attorney and Civil Rights Activist
  • Ryan Williams President, Claremont Institute; Publisher, Claremont Review of Books
  • Amy Wax Robert Mundheim Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Additional Panelists/Moderators TBD

12:30pm–1:45pm: Luncheon featuring Claremont’s 2019 Ronald Reagan Jurisprudence Award recipient, Judge David Sentelle

2:00pm–3:00pm: Panel 2 – Abortion and the Courts: The Existence of a Right to Life 

  • Nikolas Nikas President and General Counsel, Bioethics Defense Fund
  • Teresa Collett Professor of Law, University of St. Thomas (MN)
  • David Forte Professor of Law, Cleveland State University
  • Anthony T. Caso Director of the Constitutional Jurisprudence Clinic, Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law (Moderator)
  • Additional Panelists TBD

3:15pm–4:15pm: Panel 3 The Supreme Court: Term Review and a Look to the Horizon 

  • John Eastman Founding Director, Claremont Institute Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence; Henry Salvatori Professor of Law and Community Service, Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law 
  • Michael M. Uhlmann Senior Fellow, Claremont Institute; Professor of Politics and Government, Claremont Graduate University
  • Keith Carlson Founding Partner, Carlson & Jayakumar LLP; Memeber of the Board of Directors, Claremont Institute (Moderator)
  • Additional Panelists TBD

4:15pm–4:30pm: Closing Remarks   
4:30pm–5:30pm: Cocktail Reception