“You Be the Judge” Constitution Day program back by popular demand

News Date: 
Fri. 08/29/2014

Audience members will have the opportunity to live the law during a Constitution Day presentation at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Davis Administration Building’s Alumni Auditorium. 

Kansas Court of Appeals Judge G. Joseph Pierron Jr. will lead the audience in reenactments of actual Supreme Court cases, where participants will have an opportunity to play the litigants, lawyers and judges. No preparation is necessary prior to this event. 

Pierron conducted a similar event at Friends University’s Constitution Day event in 2013, which received great reviews from attendees. This year he will bring new cases for the audience to recreate.

The Constitution Day lecture is free and open to the public and is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council (KHC) and Friends University’s Garvey Institute of Law. 

Dr. Dixie Madden, director of Friends University’s Garvey Institute of Law, will introduce Judge Pierron and lead a question-and-answer session following the lecture. Audience members are invited to join Judge Pierron for a reception after the event on the third floor of the Davis Administration Building. 

For more information, contact 316-295-5611 or garveylecture@friends.edu. For more information about KHC programs, contact 785-357-0359 or visit www.kansashumanities.org. 

Friends University offers high-quality undergraduate and graduate academic programs for traditional students and working adults. Rooted both in the liberal arts tradition and the Christian tradition, students learn inside and outside the classroom. Friends University is a regional university with national programs and an international presence. 

For more information
Contact: 
Friends University’s Garvey Institute of Law
Phone: 
316-295-5611
E-mail: 
garveylecture@friends.edu