• Cardozo's Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy was founded in 2000 and is the law school’s home for constitutional research, conferences and publications.
  • Professors Kate Shaw and Julie Suk with Linda Hirshman, author of "Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World"
  • Law at the End of War: Fighting Terrorism after Afghanistan

    A panel of leading national security experts discuss the legal framework of U.S. counterterrorism operations after the conclusion of the war in Afghanistan
  • Privacy, Security, and Secrecy After Snowden

    Panelists discuss the impact of Edward Snowden's revelations about the NSA's surveillance activities

The Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy was established in 2000 through a generous gift from Dr. Stephen Floersheimer. The center's goal is to better understand and to assist in improving the functioning of constitutional democracies, both at home and abroad. The center supports research by scholars and policymakers, hosts speakers and conferences, issues publications, and provides financial support for visiting scholars as well as student projects. Topics of particular concern include civil liberties in an age of terrorism, the structures of democratic government, and the relationship between church and state.

Co-Directors; Professor Michelle Adams and Professor Kate Shaw.



Ten Years The Chief: Examining a Decade of John Roberts on the Supreme Court

Thursday October 15th

10:00- 11:15 am: John Roberts and Constitutional Interpretation

Moderated by Professor Kate Shaw


Roberta Kaplan: Partner, Paul Weiss

Brianne Gorod: Constitutional Accountability Center

Lincoln Caplan: The New Yorker and Yale Law School

Professor Marci Hamilton: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law


11:30 am- 12:45 pm: John Roberts and the Judicial Process

Moderated by Professor Deborah Pearlstein


Professor Michelle Adams: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Professor Elise Boddie: Rutgers School of Law

Professor Jamal Greene: Columbia University Law School

Professor Richard Epstein: New York University School of Law


1 pm – 2 pm: Luncheon


2:15- 3:30 pm: The Administrative Role of the Chief Justice

Moderated by Professor Michael Herz


Kedar Bhatia: Bracewell & Giuliani and SCOTUSblog

Professor Edward Hartnett: Seton Hall School of Law

Professor Sarah Staszak: City College of New York

Professor Erin Hawley: University of Missouri School of Law and Former Roberts Clerk


4:00- 5:15 pm: John Roberts and Statutory Interpretation

Moderated by Professor Alexander Reinert


Pratik Shah: Partner, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld

Professor David Strauss: University of Chicago School of Law

Professor Jonathan Adler: Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Anton Metlitsky: O’Melveny & Myers and Former Roberts Clerk


5:15- 6:00 pm: Wine and Cheese Reception

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