Webinar - "The Degradation of American Democracy -- and the Court." with Harvard Law School Professor Michael Klarman,
at noon on Friday, February 19, 2021


One week after the 211th birthday of our greatest president, Abraham Lincoln, Professor Klarman will begin with ten minutes discussing some aspects of Lincoln’s legacy that may be unfamiliar to attendees.  Then he will discuss for about half an hour his recent Foreword to the Nov. 2020 issue of the Harvard Law Review, entitled “The Degradation of American Democracy—and the Court.”  He will briefly describe the recent deterioration of American democracy, its causes, the Supreme Court’s failure to stem the degradation, and some possible remedies.

Click on the link below and it will take you to the Harvard Law Review webpage with an introduction and the full text of Professor Klarman's article which is the basis of this webinar.  It's a fabulous publication and we encourage the inquiring minds in our Club to read it before the webinar!


Professor Klarman is back by popular demand after his amazing webinar with our Clubs in 2020.  Don't miss this exciting presentation and conversation with one of the foremost legal scholars in the US.  

This is a FREE event, but registration is required (registration link below).  This is a joint event with the Harvard Club of Naples, Princeton Club of Southwest Florida and Yale Club of Southwest Florida. The webinar will be moderated by Harvard Club President, Trey Farmer.  After Prof. Klarman's presentation, there will be time for Q&A.  We will utilize the Q&A function in Zoom Webinar for submitting questions.  If you would like to submit a question in advance for Prof. Klarman, please email Trey at treyfarmer@gmail.com.  We will take as many questions as time allows.  The webinar will last for approximately 90 minutes. 

Click on the Link Below to Register for the Webinar: 


Professor Michael J. Klarman is the Kirkland & Ellis Professor at Harvard Law School, where he joined the faculty in 2008.  He received his B.A. and M.A. (political theory) from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980, his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1983, and his D. Phil. in legal history from the University of Oxford (1988), where he was a Marshall Scholar.  After law school, Professor Klarman clerked for the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (1983-84).  He joined the faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law in 1987 and served there until 2008 as the James Monroe Distinguished Professor of Law and Professor of History. Klarman has also served as the Ralph S. Tyler, Jr., Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, Distinguished Visiting Lee Professor of Law at the Marshall Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary, Visiting Professor at Stanford Law School, and Visiting Professor at Yale Law School. Klarman has won numerous awards for his teaching and scholarship, which are primarily in the areas of Constitutional Law and Constitutional History.  In 2009 he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Klarman’s first book, From Jim Crow to Civil Rights: The Supreme Court and the Struggle for Racial Equality, was published by Oxford University Press in 2004 and received the 2005 Bancroft Prize in History.  He published two books in 2007, also with Oxford University Press: Brown v. Board of Education and the Civil Rights Movement and Unfinished Business: Racial Equality in American History, which is part of Oxford’s Inalienable Rights series.  In 2012, he published From the Closet to the Altar: Courts, Backlash, and the Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage and in 2016 The Framer’s Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution.

Don't miss this exciting webinar with Professor Klarman!


Friday, February 19, 2021



12:00PM ET - the webinar will last 90 minutes


Click on the Link Below to Register for the Webinar: 



There are 2 ways to be a part of the webinar: with video and without video (audio only).   After registering you will receive an email with the Zoom Webinar link (for video and audio) and the telephone numbers to dial-in to the webinar (audio only). 



Contact Information:

Trey Farmer, Club President




12:00PM Fri 19 Feb 2021, Eastern timezone


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