We are pleased to announce this year’s program in recognition of Constitution Day: “Contested Rights on College Campuses: A Moot Court on Affirmative Action and Right of Association,” with discussion and Q&A following. The program is Weds., September 19, 7:00 p.m. in the Holman Room.
The program has been organized by Professors Jenna Lukasik and Stephen Mathis, and Provost Linda Eisenmann. It will feature a “moot court,” which is a mock session in which four students practice giving oral arguments in front of a panel of judges. Professors Mathis and Kim Miller will be joined by Dean Lee Burdette Williams and the Hon. Stephen Ostrach as this year’s judges. After the presentations, a discussion of the issues will follow.
This year’s case features a suit against a university’s use of affirmative action in admissions, along with a case in which a student was expelled from that university for creating a women-only campus organization to protest the university’s admission practice.
For more information, please contact Alison Ricco or Linda Eisenmann at ext. 8212.