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Washburn University School of Law to Host Constitution Day Program September 17

      Topeka, Kan. – Washburn University School of Law will host professor Brian Fair who will present "A Constitution Day Reflection: A Constitution Worth Expounding" on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 12:15 p.m. in Room 114 in the Washburn Law school, on the Washburn University campus. This presentation is free and open to the public.

      Fair is the Thomas E. Skinner Professor of Law at the University of Alabama School of Law. His presentation will reflect on the nation’s constitutional creed, its constitutional practices, and resulting threats to nationhood by recalling landmark cases and language from those decisions.

      Fair’s research focuses on the equality theory under the Fourteenth Amendment. He is the author of “Notes of a Racial Caste Baby: Colorblindness and the End of Affirmative Action,” a member of the American Law Institute, and has served on ABA, AALS, and LSAC committees. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Southern Poverty Law Center. 

     This event is sponsored by Washburn University, the Washburn University School of Law and the Centers for Excellence in honor of Constitution Day, which was established in 1932 under the Byrd Act.

      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. For more information about Washburn Law, visit www.washburnlaw.edu.


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