On Wednesday, October 26, the Legal Studies Institute at the College of Staten Island presented The People’s Constitution: A Book Talk and Discussion with authors John F. Kowal and Wildred U. Coddrington III. In the Zoom event, recorded below and available on YouTube, the authors discussed their recent collaboration, complete with questions and answers from students and the CSI community, moderated by Michael Paris, Chairperson of the Political Science Department and Legal Studies Institute.

Author John F. Kowal is the former director of grantmaking initiatives at the Ford Foundation and Open Society Foundations, and is vice president for programs at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, where he is responsible for coordinating and guiding the organization’s programs on democracy, justice, and liberty and national security. Wilfred Coddrington III is an assistant professor of law at Brooklyn Law School and a fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. His teaching and scholarship focus on constitutional law, election law, race, and antidiscrimination. Prior to joining the Brooklyn Law School, Codrington was an adjunct assistant professor of public service at New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, an associate at DLA Piper, LLP, and a law clerk for Hon. Deborah A. Batts, U.S.D.J.

See the YouTube recording below: