Constitution Day program will feature discussion on fully functioning democracy
To commemorate the 1787 signing of United States Constitution, the Brandeis School of Law invites the UofL and greater Louisville community to join us for a keynote presentation and discussion by Frederick Lawrence, an American lawyer, civil rights scholar and 10th secretary and CEO of the Phi Beta Kappa Society - the nation's first and most prestigious honor society, founded in 1776.
The event will be held at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Breit Courtroom. A reception will follow at 6:30 p.m. It is part of a series of activities celebrating the inauguration of the 19th president of the University of Louisville Kim Schatzel.
In his presentation, Lawrence will address, what is fully functioning democracy? Why must it be preserved, and what role can (and should) universities and law schools play in that enterprise?
Following Lawrence's presentation, Brandeis Law School Dean Melanie Jacobs will moderate a panel discussion featuring constitutional law scholars from the law school and UofL’s general counsel. Panelists will be Cedric Merlin Powell, Samuel Marcosson, Enid Trucios-Haynes and Joe Dunman, all from Brandeis Law; and Angela Curry, UofL general counsel and vice president for legal affairs.