Constitution Day Program

September 2022

tue20sep12:50 pmtue1:50 pmConstitution Day Program

Event Details

Please join us for a special Constitution Day program featuring faculty and student leaders.

In partnership with our student chapters of the American Constitution Society and Federalist Society, we will host a special forum on Constitution Day, which commemorates the September 17, 1787 signing of the United States Constitution. Our theme this year is “The State of America’s Constitutional Democracy,” and will touch on timely and crucial discussions about our system of government and the rule of law, the recent Supreme Court decisions in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, and New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen, and the role of lawyers and law students in supporting and defending our democratic system.

Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Time: 12:50 p.m.–1:50 p.m. EST
Location: Events Center (lunch will be served)
CLE: 1.5 credits in Areas of Professional Practice (NY transitional and nontransitional)

Dean Anthony W. Crowell and Dean of Faculty William LaPiana 

Distinguished Panel:
Professor Penelope (Penny) Andrews, John Marshall Harlan II Professor; Director, Racial Justice Project
Professor Rebecca Roiphe, Joseph Solomon Distinguished Professor of Law; Co-Director, Criminal Justice Institute
Professor David Simson
Daniel Beloosesky 4LE, President, American Constitution Society
Emily Sforza 3L, President, Federalist Society

Michael Siller, Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, will offer a brief history of Constitution Day and perspectives on the federal government’s inclusion of its commemoration in law.