CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
Congress established the Center for Constitutional Law (CCL) at Akron in 1986 as one of four national resource centers dedicated to legal research on constitutional issues. Akron Law created the John F. Seiberling Chair of Constitutional Law to fulfill this mission. The Center has hosted visiting U.S. Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Justice Arthur Goldberg. The Center fosters scholarly research, public education, and student engagement on current topics of constitutional import.
Jan. 25, 2019 - 50 Years with the 25th Amendment: When a President is Unable to Discharge the Duties of Office, co-sponsored with The University of Akron's Ray C. Bliss Institute. Video of Program. Papers to be published in Vol. 10 ConLawNOW.
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March 13, 2019 - 12 p.m., Professor Tracy Thomas, Keynote Address, Women of the Year Awards, Summit County Historical Society (Greystone).
June 25, 2019 - 11:30 a.m., Professor Tracy Thomas, "A History of Ohio's Ratification of Women's Suffrage," in conjunction with the Summit County Historical Society and the Akron-Summit County Public Library (Law Library).
Sept. 20, 2019 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 7th Constitutional Law Conference: The 19th Amendment at 100: From the Vote To Gender Equality. See Call for Papers.
Tracy Thomas is director of the CCL and the Seiberling Chair of Constitutional Law. Her work focuses on questions of gender and civil rights remedies. Professor Thomas is the author of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & the Feminist Foundations of Family Law, Feminist Legal History, and Remedies: Public and Private (West 2017).
She is editor of the Gender Law Prof Blog. As a practicing attorney at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., Thomas litigated pro bono cases of constitutional prison conditions, gender equality, and criminal procedure.
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