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Professor Stanford Levinson Proposes a New Constitutional Convention

January 25, 2008

Professor Stanford Levinson was this year’s invited guest speaker at Colorado Law’s 51st John R. Coen Lecture, titled “Is it a Criticism or a Compliment to Describe the U.S. Constitution as 'Undemocratic?’” Professor Levinson discussed the need for a new constitutional convention in an effort to bring forth a better charter, as well as citizens’ need to treat the constitution as the revisable product of fallible human beings. Levinson is the W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood Centennial Chair in Law at the University of Texas School of Law, and is a Professor in the Department of Government at the University of Texas. His is the author of four books, including Our Undemocratic Constitution: Where the Constitution Goes Wrong (and How We the People Can Correct It) (2006) and Wrestling with Diversity (2003).