Constitutional law at Akron Law


Congress established the Center for Constitutional Law (CCL) at Akron in 1986 as one of four national resource centers dedicated to legal research on constitutional issues. Akron Law created the John F. Seiberling Chair of Constitutional Law to fulfill this mission. The Center has hosted visiting U.S. Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Justice Arthur Goldberg. The Center fosters scholarly research, public education, and student engagement on current topics of constitutional import.

Legal Resources on Immigration Ban


Sept. 16, 2016—Constitution Day: "Innocence and the Constitution: Why We Need to Do Better" by Prof. Laurie Levenson of Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.

Oct. 20 & 21, 2016 —Symposium: The U.S. Feminist Judgments Project: Rewriting Constitutional Law

Jan. 26, 2017 - Tracy Thomas, Talk and Book Signing, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Feminist Foundations of Family Law," Hudson Library & Historical Society, 7 PM.

Feb. 9, 2017 - Professor Tracy Thomas, Book Talk: Elizabeth Cady Stanton & the Feminist Foundations of Family Law

March 22, 2017 - Con Law Discussion Forum, led by Professor Huhn & student fellows, 12:15-1:15, Room 160 (pizza served)

April 4, 2017 - Akron Law Professors Will Huhn, Bill Jordan & Elizabeth Knowles, Constitutional and Statutory Law: The Power & Limits of Presidential Decision-Making, Akron Public Library Auditorium, 6:30 - 8:00 pm.

April 18, 2017—NYT best-selling author, Peggy Orenstein, "Girls and Sex: Perils, Pleasures, and Possibilities" co-sponsored with UA Women's Studies Program. UA Student Union Theater, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

April 27, 2017 - Ohio Civil Rights Commission, Public Hearings, at the University of Akron, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Quaker Square Ballroom B.

Sept. 18, 2017 - Constitution Day Lecture, Professor Julie Suk, Cardozo University, "The Constitution of Mothers."

Nov. 10, 2017 - Virtual Symposium: Constitutional Remedies (Call for Papers here.)

Past events


Center for Constitutional Law publications

ConLawNOW Journal

Center for Constitutional Law newsletter

Tracy ThomasLeadership

Tracy Thomas is director of the CCL and the Seiberling Chair of Constitutional Law. Her work focuses on questions of gender and civil rights remedies.

She is editor of the Gender Law Prof Blog. As a practicing attorney at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., Thomas litigated pro bono cases of constitutional prison conditions, gender equality, and criminal procedure.

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