The Center for Constitutional Law at Akron Past Events


Nov. 20, 2019 - "Impeaching a President: Understanding the Current Moment," with Professor Marty Belsky, Professor David Cohen, Professor Brant Lee and Professor Tracy Thomas, co-sponsored by the Akron Press Club (UA Quaker Station).

Sept. 20, 2019 - 7th Constitutional Law Conference: The 19th Amendment at 100: From the Vote To Gender Equality.

July 25, 2019, "The Constitutional Legacy of Seneca Falls," We the People Podcast, National Constitution Center.

June 25, 2019 - 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).

March 13, 2019 - Professor Tracy Thomas, Keynote Address, Women of the Year Awards, Summit County Historical Society (Greystone).

March 5, 2019 - Regula Lecture: Judge Jeff Sutton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Book Talk: 51 Imperfect Solutions. See video of Sutton's lecture. See summary.

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.


Oct. 25 - Ohio Civil Rights Commission, Public Hearings, 9 am to 5 pm, in the David and Ann Amer Brennan Courtroom (Room 180).

Oct. 15 - Symposium, The Legacy of Lockett v. Ohio and Sentencing Discretion for the Death Penalty, featuring Sandra Lockett, 12-1:30 p.m. in Room 180, co-sponsored by the Con Law Center and ACS (American Constitution Society). Program Materials (pdf). Papers published in Vol. 10 of ConLawNOW.

Sept. 13 & 14 – Conference: Erie at Eighty - Choice of Law Across the Disciplines with keynote speech by Professor Ernest Young (Duke), "Erie as a Way of Life." Event details. Papers to be published in Akron Law Review and ConLawNOW.

April 23 - First Mondays Supreme Court Podcast taping.

April 4 - Regula Lecture, Professor Lawrence Solum (Georgetown), Surprising Originalism, video of program here. Published in Vol. 9 of ConLawNOW.


Nov. 10 - Virtual Symposium: The Constitution and Remedies: Remedying Harms and Circumscribing Relief. Papers published in Vol. 9 ConLawNOW.

Nov. 1 - 2017 Dean C.J. Peters, Faculty Roundtable, Book Talk: A Matter of Dispute: A Brief History of a Theory.

Sept 18 - Constitution Day Lecture, Professor Julie Suk (Cardozo), The Constitution of Mothers: Gender Equality & Social Reproduction, published at Vol. 9 ConLawNOW.

April 27 – Ohio Civil Rights Commission, Public Hearings, at The University of Akron.

Feb. 9 – Prof. Tracy Thomas, Book Talk: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Feminist Foundations of Family Law (online).

Jan. 26 – Prof. Tracy Thomas, Talk and Book Signing, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Feminist Foundations of Family Law, Hudson Library & Historical Society.


Oct. 20 & 21 – Conference: The U.S. Feminist Judgments Project: Rewriting Constitutional Law.

Sept. 16 – Constitution Day. Innocence and the Constitution: Why We Need to Do Better, Prof. Laurie Levenson (Loyola LA). Published in Vol. 8 of ConLawNOW.


Nov. 12 – Colloquium. The Origins of Feminist Equality: Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Elizabeth Cady Stanton's Birth. Papers published in ConLawNOW, v.7, issue 2.

Sept. 16 – Constitution Day. Prosecution Meets Defense, Prof. Martin Belsky & Prof. Dean Carro.

Sept. 17 – Constitution Day. Understanding the Implications of Obergefell, Prof. Wilson Huhn; Hate Speech in the U.S. and Japan, Dean Matt Wilson, Prof. Bill Rich, and Visiting Scholar Koji Higashikawa.

2014 and earlier

Sept. 16, 2014 – Constitution Day. Supreme Court Roundup – The Civil Constitutional Cases of the 2013- 2014 Term, CLE, Akron Law Faculty.

Sept. 13, 2013 – Constitution Day. Supreme Court Review: Legalistic Argle-Bargle, CLE, Akron Law Faculty.

Sept. 19, 2011 – Constitution Day. Reading Abraham Lincoln: The Influence of His Words on the Constitution, Prof. Wilson Huhn. Published in Akron Law Review.

Sept. 17, 2010 – Constitution Day. The Constitution, Religion and the Presidential Election, Dean Martin Belsky, Prof. John C. Green & Prof. Wilson Huhn.

Sept. 17, 2009 – Constitution Day. The Constitution and Healthcare Discussion, Dean Richard Aynes, Prof. Wilson Huhn, & Dr. Sharon Hull.

Oct. 23 & 24, 2008– Conference. The Fourteenth Amendment: The 140th Anniversary Symposium. Papers published in Akron Law Review, v.42, issue 4.

Sept. 17, 2008– Constitution Day. The Constitution, Religion, and the Presidential Election: An Interactive Discussion, Dean Martin Belsky, Prof. John C. Green & Prof. Wilson Huhn.

Oct. 19, 2007 – Conference. The New Face of Women's Legal History. Papers published in Akron Law Review, v.41 issue 3, and v.36, issue 4.

Oct. 19, 2007 – Regula Lecture. Movement/Counter-Movement: Abortion and the De Facto ERA, Prof. Reva Siegel (Yale Law School).

Mar. 27, 2007 – Regula Lecture. Freedom of Speech in the Digital Age, Jack Balkin, Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment (Yale Law School).

Oct. 17, 2002 – Conference. John Bingham and the Meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment. Papers published in Akron Law Review, v.36, issue 3.

Spring 2002 – Visiting Scholar, Prof. Stephen E. Gottlieb (Albany Law School).

Oct. 2001 – Conference. Education and the Constitution. Papers published in Akron Law Review, v.34, issue 1.

2000 – Regula Lecture. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

1999 – Regula Lecture, Prof. Paul Finkelman, Affirmative Action for the Master Class: The Creation of the Proslavery Constitution.

1998-1999 – Visiting Scholar. Prof. Paul Finkelman, legal historian Inaugural Lecture. Justice Arthur J. Goldberg.