Topeka, Kan. – In honor of Constitution Day, which was established in 1932 under the Byrd Act, the Washburn University School of Law will present a Zoom program broadcast of "Constitution Day:  Supreme Court Highlights 2019-20" on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 12:30 p.m. A limited amount of socially distanced space is available in Room 102 at Washburn Law for remote viewing.

     Washburn Law professor Jeffrey D. Jackson will present important cases in Constitutional law decided by the United States Supreme Court during the 2019-20 session.  He will be joined in a roundtable discussion of the cases and their significance by Dr. Bruce Mactavish of the Washburn University history department and Professor Grant Armstrong of the Washburn University political science department.

     Those who wish to attend the event via Zoom or in person should contact Donna Vilander at This event is sponsored by the Washburn University School of Law and the Centers for Excellence.

     The Washburn University School of Law was founded in 1903 with 41 students enrolled in the first class. More than 100 years later, their worldwide network of nearly 7,000 alumni includes nationally recognized lawyers, state and federal judges, Kansas Supreme Court Justices, politicians, television journalists and senior executives of Fortune 500 companies and national legal associations. Washburn University School of Law’s tradition of excellence in teaching is enhanced by its six Centers for Excellence: the Business and Transactional Law Center, the Center for Excellence in Advocacy, the Center for Law and Government, the Children and Family Law Center, the International and Comparative Law Center, and the Oil and Gas Law Center. They have been accredited with the ABA since 1923. For more information about Washburn Law, visit

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