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Justice & Society Seminar

Each summer the Justice & Society Seminar, co-founded in 1979 by the late Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun, brings together a diverse group of lifelong learners to discuss what we mean by justice and how a just society should structure its legal, judicial, and political institutions.

Participants explore and examine their values and beliefs in light of their professional and personal experiences, including conversations of: Law, Morality, and Justice; Personal Autonomy; Religion and the Law; Race, Gender, and Justice; and International and Transnational Justice.

The seminar takes place in-person, June 1 – 7 in Aspen, CO and will be moderated by Judge J. Michelle Childs of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the Aspen Institute’s Executive Director of Seminars, Todd Breyfogle. Space is limited to 22 participants and seats are filling fast, so early application submission is strongly encouraged. Learn more on this transformational experience.

Have questions? Reach out to Kat Godfrey, Director of the Justice, Society, & Democratic Institutions Initiative at


Event information
Sat Jun 1, 2024 - Fri Jun 7, 2024
Aspen Meadows
Aspen, CO