Law Day 2015: What Makes Magna Carta Mythic?
The 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta will be celebrated this June. The “Great Charter” provided the theme for the Law Day 2015 edition of the Leon Jaworski Public Program series, an event produced by the American Bar Association in cooperation with the Wilson Center. Panelists, with the help of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, explored the question, “What makes Magna Carta mythic?” Their thoughts provide insight into an eight-century long legal-political tradition, its endurance, and continuing significance for the twenty-first century. That’s the focus of this edition of REWIND.
William Hubbard, President, American Bar Association
Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
John Milewski, Director of Digital Programming, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale University
H. Robert Baker, Associate Professor of History, Georgia State University
Daniel Barstow Magraw, Professorial Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies
Joyce Lee Malcolm, Patrick Henry Professor of Constitutional Law and the Second Amendment, George Mason University
Kenton Worcester, Professor of Political Science, Marymount Manhattan College