2017 Leon Jaworski Public Program Series

2017 ABA Leon Jaworski Public Program

The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy?

Washington DC offices of Jones Day
(L. Welch Pogue Room, 7th floor)

300 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 

May 1, 2017
Reception: 4:30-5:30 p.m. EDT 
Program: 5:30-7:30 p.m. EDT

Click here to download the 2017 program booklet.

Couldn't make it to the actual event? View a video recording of the event below.

This Year's Program Theme

The 2017 Jaworski public program will focus on the Fourteenth Amendment and its role—past, present, and future—in transforming American democracy. Panelists will discuss a variety of topics, including key cases, legislation, and issues related to the Fourteenth Amendment. 


Linda Klein
American Bar Association


Jeffrey Rosen
President and Chief Executive Officer
National Constitution Center


Laura Edwards
Peabody Family Professor of History, Duke University
and William H. Neukom Fellows Research Chair in Diversity and Law, American Bar Foundation

Roger L. Gregory
Chief Judge
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Daniel R. Ortiz
Michael J. and Jane R. Horvitz Distinguished Professor of Law and Director, Supreme Court Litigation Clinic
University of Virginia Law Schooll

Michael Tigar
Emeritus Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
and Professor Emeritus of Law, American University Washington College of Law

Click here to read full bios on this year's speakers. 

About the Jaworski Program Series

Since 2001, the American Bar Association Division for Public Education has conducted the Leon Jaworski public program series to commemorate Law Day. The Jaworski public programs examine themes of law, politics, and culture and operate with a goal to help us better understand who we are as Americans and as global citizens.