Constitution Day events at the University of Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Constitution Day commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787, and each year, the University of Florida – along with other public funded universities – celebrate the day with special programs and activities.

This year’s Constitution Day events consist of several events, coinciding with retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s visit to the University of Florida.

Constitution Day begins with the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s inaugural Allen L. Poucher Legal Education Series on Monday at 10:30 a.m. The event, hosted by the Florida Law Review, will be held at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The event is free and open to the public.

The topic of the event is judicial reform and will feature several distinguished legal minds. Former ABA president and UF Law alumna Martha Barnett (JD 73) will serve as moderator. In addition to Justice O’Connor, the panel will also feature Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy Quince and U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge and UF Alumna Rosemary Barkett (JD 70).

Following the event at the Phillips Center, Smathers Libraries will be holding a reading of the Constitution outside of Library West on the Plaza of the Americas. Free copies of the Constitution will be given away along with cake and lemonade. More information can be found here: http://guides.uflib.ufl.edu/constitutionday.

Finally, Graham Center and ACCENT will also be co-hosting a lecture by O’Connor on the topic of civics education at 6 p.m. in the University Auditorium. Information can be found here: http://bobgrahamcenter.ufl.edu/event/us-supreme-court-justice-sandra-day-o%E2%80%99connor.

For additional information:
Debbie Amirin, UF Law Communications
352-273-0650 or amirin@law.ufl.edu

Rick Goldstein, UF Law Communications
352-273-0650 or goldstein@law.ufl.edu

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Published: September 8th, 2011

Category: Media Alert, News