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The Great Charter: What Makes Magna Carta Mythic?

The 2015 Leon Jaworski Public Program will focus on the symbolic attributes of the Great Charter to examine “what makes Magna Carta mythic.” Exploring the mythic and iconic qualities of Magna Carta can help us better understand an eight-century-long legal-political tradition, its endurance, and continuing significance for the twenty-first century.

Date & Time

Thursday
Apr. 30, 2015
5:00pm – 7:00pm ET

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Overview

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 have examined themes of law, politics, and culture and have operated on the premise that exploring fundamental legal identities and attributes help us better understand who we are as Americans and as global citizens.

The 2015 Leon Jaworski Public Program will focus on the symbolic attributes of the Great Charter to examine “what makes Magna Carta mythic.” Exploring the mythic and iconic qualities of Magna Carta can help us better understand an eight-century-long legal-political tradition, its endurance, and continuing significance for the twenty-first century.

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