The University of Mississippi School of Law is honoring the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution by hosting UM Constitution Day Commemoration Wednesday, September 20 at 12:30 p.m. in Weems Auditorium.
Each year, the celebration features a panel, which is an edition of the school’s Student Legal Scholarship Exposition. Students will present their published and forthcoming works on specific constitutional issues, followed by responses from faculty discussants and audience members.
“We have one of the most robust and thoughtful Constitutions in the world,” said Associate Dean Michele Alexandre, who organized the event. “It is exciting to have such high level engagement taking place on constitutional issues between our faculty and students.”
This year’s presenters are Allison Bruff, Ripe for Rejection: A Methodology for States’ Departure from Utah v. Strieff and Its Poisonous Fruit (Mississippi Law Journal, Volume 86); Catherine Norton, Keeping Faith with the Fourst Amendment: Why States Should Require a Warrant for Breathalyzer Tests in the Wake of Birchfield v. North Dakota (Mississippi Law Journal, Volume 87, forthcoming); and TreMarcus Rosemon, Sticks & Stones May Break My Bones… But Symbols Hurt, Too: Government Speech & the First Amendment (Work-in-progress). The faculty discussants are Chris Green and Matthew Hall.
The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.