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"Contested Rights on College Campuses: A Moot Court on Affirmative Action and Right of Association"

Posted on September 14, 2012

 

Image from poster for Constitution Day.

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.

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