Program Details

Is it time for another Constitutional Convention? - Boca Raton

Instructor
Roy Klein
F12131
Video Catch-up
Available

Course Description

Our Constitution is nearly 250 years old. And it's been amended only a handful of times, always in a piecemeal fashion. Conservatives and progressives alike have proposed a Constitutional convention to make wholesale changes to our venerable governing document. Is this a good idea? How would we go about doing it? And what might a new Constitution look like? Join Roy Klein as he explores these and other related issues. "Superlative teacher who knows his subject and presents it with humor. I will definitely take another class with Roy." - OLLI Patron

About the Instructor

  • Roy Klein, J.D., Esq. is an honors graduate of Columbia Law School, where he was a two-time Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. In forty-five years of legal practice, he represented large companies, small businesses, and individuals as both plaintiffs and defendants in commercial and employment litigation, as well as serving pro bono in constitutional/civil-rights litigation. As President of the Nassau County (N.Y.) chapter of the ACLU, Klein spoke regularly to high school, college, civic, and community groups on a wide variety of constitutional/civil-liberties issues. He also contributed to a Time Kids publication for middle-schoolers about the Constitution. He's coached a high-school mock-trial team for nearly 20 years. And he's judged numerous high-school, college, and law-school mock-trial and moot-court competitions.