October 28, 2020

UMW Commemorates Constitution Day

The University of Mary Washington will commemorate Constitution Day on Friday, Sept. 16, with a public lecture on “Constitutional Interpretation in Federal Courts” by Steve Bacon. Bacon is a graduate of Stanford Law School (’73) and an experienced litigator who has argued cases in front of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 9th District.

The lecture will take place in the Digital Auditorium of the Hurley Convergence Center at 2 p.m. In addition, members of Pi Sigma Alpha will distribute pocket copies of the U.S. Constitution.

Constitution Day, sometimes referred to as Citizenship Day, commemorates the Sept. 17, 1787, signing of the Constitution by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. The national observance of the adoption of the U.S. Constitution originates from legislation adopted by Congress in 2004 that requires all publicly funded educational institutions to provide educational programming related to the Constitution on that day.

UMW’s Constitution Day programming is a joint effort of the Department of Political Science and International Affairs, Pi Sigma Alpha and the Office of the Provost. For more information, please contact Rosalyn Cooperman, associate professor of political science, at (540) 654-1513.