Topeka, Kan. – In honor of Constitution Day, which was established in 1932 under the Byrd Act, Washburn University School of Law will present a Zoom program broadcast of "The Constitution and the Pandemic" on Friday, Sept. 17 at 12:30 p.m. A limited amount of socially distanced space is available in Room 100 at Washburn Law for remote viewing.

      Washburn Law professor Jeffrey D. Jackson will speak on Constitution applications and implications related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

      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 more than 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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For further information, contact:
Shelia A. Summers
Director of Marketing Communications, Washburn University School of Law
Office: 785-670-1784
Joy Bailes
Assistant Director of Public Relations, Washburn University
Office: 785-670-2153
Cell: 785-230-1648
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