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University of Akron to Celebrate Constitution Day

09/08/2010

The University of Akron will be participating in National Constitution Day with several days of activities. Constitution Day is a national celebration of the day the U.S. Constitution was signed. The United States Congress passed legislation in 2005 making it mandatory for every institution of higher education in the U.S. to celebrate Constitution Day on or around Sept. 17th on their campuses. Activities for the week include:

Week of Sept. 13

For people who have an interest in observing a constitutional law class, seats will be available the week of Sept. 13 in Professor Will Huhn’s class, which meets Monday and Wednesday from 7:30 - 8:50 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursdays 9-10:30 a.m. in Room 151 or they can attend Professor Bill Rich’s class on Wednesday from 6:30 – 7:50 p.m. or Thursday from 8:10 – 9:30 p.m. in Room 165.

Wednesday, Sept. 15

Constitution Day Displays
School of Law Library and Bierce Library
Learn more about constitutional history and resources at the Constitution Day displays in School of Law and Bierce Libraries.

“The Effects of the Civil Rights Movement Upon the U.S. Constitution”
12:15 – 1 p.m.
School of Law Room Atrium
Professor Will Huhn will discuss the Civil Rights Movement and its profound impact on America and on the interpretation of the Constitution of the United States.

Thursday, Sept. 16

"The 10th Amendment: Liberty's Best Hope or Tea Party Delusion?" 
12:15 – 1 p.m. in Room 151 at the School of Law
Robert Alt, a Senior Legal Fellow and Deputy Director of the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies of the Heritage Foundation, will give a talk focused on renewed interests in the 10th Amendment by tea party groups, especially those states/groups trying to use it to get the Healthcare Law declared unconstitutional. Commentary will be presented on his talk by Professor Richard Aynes, Director of the Constitutional Law Center at the School of Law. This program will be sponsored by the Federalist Society.

Constitution Day Displays
School of Law Library and Bierce Library
Learn more about constitutional history and resources at the Constitution Day displays in School of Law and Bierce Libraries.

Friday, Sept. 17 – National Constitution Day!

Constitution Day Activity Tables

Student Union on the 2nd floor concourse from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. and
Polsky Building in the 3rd Floor Atrium from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
     • Pick Up a free pocket constitution
     • Take the U.S. Constitution quiz
     • Pick up Constitution Fun Facts
     • View the giant replica of the original U.S. Constitution

Constitution Day Displays
School of Law Library and Bierce Library
Learn more about constitutional history and resources at the Constitution Day displays in School of Law and Bierce Libraries.

Tables sponsored by: Associated Student Government, The Service and Civic Engagement Community and Student Life.

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