Celebrating Constitution Day

Constitution_Day_BannerThe University of South Carolina and the USC School of Law will be hosting several events to celebrate Constitution Day, which commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution.
Aziz Rana, associate professor of law at Cornell University, will speak on the modern rise of constitutional veneration. Rana is an award-winning author who has penned numerous articles on American legal and constitutional history, national security, and the political crises arising in the wake of the Arab Spring. He will speak on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in Gambrell Auditorium on the USC Columbia campus. The event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the Provost’s Office, the School of Law, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Political Science. For more information, click here.

Eboni Nelson, professor of law at the USC School of Law, will present a lecture titled “From Brown to Fisher: The Constitutional Case for Equal Education Opportunities.” Nelson’s scholarly interests include various issues related to education law and policy, particularly the provision of educational opportunities for disadvantaged students and affirmative action in higher education. She will speak on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Sansbury Campus Life Center Ballroom on the USC Upstate campus. The event is also free and open to the public. For more information, click here.

On Friday, Sept. 19, Sir Stephen Silber, recently retired Justice of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales and the sitting Treasurer of The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, will participate in the James Otis Lecture at the South Carolina Statehouse as part of a four-day visit to the Law School. Along with Sir Robert Worcester, he will speak about the Magna Carta, a bedrock source of the Anglo-American justice system, in the chamber of the South Carolina House of Representatives. The lecture will be broadcast live beginning at 11 a.m. on ETV World, one of South Carolina ETV’s television channels. For more information, click here.

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