April 5: SUNY Buffalo Law Conference On Constitutional Convention

                                 HOW TO FIX NEW YORK’S CONSTITUTION?

                          A TOWN HALL MEETING ON THE 2017 REFERENDUM

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

2:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Room 106, SUNY Buffalo Law School

Followed by Reception at Baldy Center (5th Fl.)

Hosted by SUNY Buffalo Law School’s Baldy Center, Buffalo Law Review, Jaeckle Center, Partnership for the Public Good, SUNY Rockefeller Institute


On Election Day, Nov. 7, 2017, New Yorkers throughout the State will go into voting booths to ponder the question, “Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend the same?”  The New York Constitution mandates this ballot question every 20 years to give New Yorkers the opportunity for government reform.  (N.Y. Const., Art. XIX, § 2).   To educate voters about the ramifications of this question, this Town Hall meeting will bring together prominent experts on the government and constitution of New York State to discuss the content and character of the federal and state constitutions; what a constitutional convention would look like; and the issues at stake in constitutional reform.


GERALD BENJAMIN, Director, Benjamin Center for Public Policy Initiatives, SUNY New Paltz.

CHRISTOPHER BOPST, Chief Legal and Financial Officer at Sam-Son Logistics.

HENRIK DULLEA, Trustee, Board of Trustees of the State University of New York (SUNY)

PETER GALIE, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, Canisius College.

This program is eligible for 2.5 CLE credits in Professional Practice. SUNY Buffalo Law School has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York for the period of March 11, 2014 – March 10, 2017.


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