Magna Carta & Its American Legacy

A Symposium in Honor of the 800th Anniversary of Its Signing

This 2-hour symposium will analyze the relevance of the Magna Carta both as a historical document and as a catalyst in the development of modern-day American legal thought. The Magna Carta’s economic, political, and legal aspects will be debated and illustrated by outstanding writers and scholars from diverse fields. Please join us for this historic anniversary of one of the most important documents in human history.

Eventbrite - Magna Carta & Its American Legacy

Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 6:00pm
ASU Memorial Union, Pima Room 230
ASU Tempe Campus
Free and open to the public ~ Refreshments will be served


  • 6:00-6:30pm – Light refreshments served
  • 6:30-6:45pm – Welcome and Introduction
  • 6:45-7:15pm – "The Importance of Magna Carta For Today" presented by Henry Clark, Visiting Professor, Political Economy Project, Dartmouth College
  • 7:15-7:30pm – "The Magna Carta: A Tax Professor’s Perspective" presented by Adam Chodorow, Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar, Sandra Day O'Conner College of Law, ASU
  • 7:30-7:45 – “Restraints on Executive Authority: Magna Carta and the U.S. Constitution” presented by Myles Lynk, Peter Kiewit Foundation Professor of Law and the Legal Profession, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, ASU
  • 7:45-8:30 – Questions and Discussion

Sponsored by the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the ASU Center for Political Thought & Leadership, and the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at ASU.