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.

Tracy Thomas

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, DC, Thomas litigated pro bono cases of constitutional prison conditions, gender equality, and criminal procedure.


Sept. 14, 2015 - Documentary: “14: Dred Scott, Wong Kim Ark, and Vanessa Lopez”

Sept. 15, 2015 - “Oh Shoot! When is Deadly Force Justified?” sponsored by the Federalist Society and ACLU Student organizations.

Sept. 16, 2015 - Prosecutor Meets Defense, Marty Belsky & Dean Carro

Sept 17, 12:30 - The Implications of Obergefell, by Prof Wilson Huhn

Sept. 17, 2015 - Hate Speech under the U.S. and Japanese Constitutions, Koji Higashikawa, Dean Matt Wilson, Bill Rich

Thursday, November 12, 2015 12:00 – 4:00pm -

Con Law Colloquium: The 200th Anniversary of Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s Birth

March 31 and April 1, 2016 - Symposium, The US Feminist Judgments Project: Rewriting Constitutional Law

April 9, 2016 - Student Moot Court Competition

Visit the student page for information about courses offered, student fellowships, student competitions and more.

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ConLawNOW Journal


AynesRichard Aynes
Director 2007-14

HuhnWilson Huhn
A. Dir. 2007-14

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