Constitution Day Events

2023 Constitution Day Events

The 2023 Daniel W. Kops Freedom of the Press Lecture, Jamelle Bouie, "Constitutionalism, Reform and the Press’ Role in Helping the Public Think About Institutions"

  • Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm
  • Klarman Hall, KLRKG70 232 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14853
  • Cornell Event Listing

Politics, Art, and Free Expression

  • Friday, September 22, 2023 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm
  • Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art - Cornell University, Wing Lecture Room, Floor 2L 114 Central Ave, Ithaca, NY 14853
  • Cornell Event Listing

Scalia/Ginsburg Opera

  • Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 7:00pm
  • Willard Straight Hall, Memorial Room Central Campus
  • Cornell Event Listing

OUR BODIES, Their Laws: Reproductive Justice After The Fall of Roe.

  • Friday, September 16, 2022 at 4:00pm
  • Myron Taylor Hall, 182 Cornell Law School, Myron Taylor Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
  • Cornell Event Listing

Megan McArdle, columnist for the Washington Post to give Freedom and Free Societies Talk

  • Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Statler Hall, 198 106 Statler Drive, Cornell University Campus
  • Cornell Event Listing

Friday, September 17, 2021

Since 1992, @LIICornell has made law accessible to the public by publishing online for free and creating materials to help people better understand laws. On #ConstitutionDay, explore the institute's robust source of scholarship on the U.S. Constitution.

The Constitution During a Pandemic and Other Crises

Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:00-7:00PM

Free and Open to the Public, Hosted by the Cornell chapter of The American Constitution Society

Speaker: Michael C. Dorf, Robert S. Stevens Professor of Law, Cornell Law School

Civil Discourse: Executive Power with Neal Katyal and George T. Conway III

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - Alice Statler Auditorium - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

A conversation with Neal Katyal: Paul and Patricia Saunders Professor of Law at Georgetown University and a Partner at Hogan Lovells, and George T. Conway III: Of Counsel in the Litigation Department of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Moderated by Sarah Kreps, Professor of Government and Adjunct Professor of Law. 

Know Your Rights Panel Discussion

Monday, September 17, 2018 - William T. Keeton House - 7:15pm to 8:15pm

A panel discussion featuring Professor Jaclyn Kelley-Widmer and Kevin Graham will focus on the practice of students' constitutional rights, both on and off campus, as a means of protecting oneself and others in the face of police brutality, surveillance, and unlawful I.C.E harassment.

Are We In A Constitutional Crisis?

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 120 Physical Sciences Building - 5:30pm

Is the U.S. Constitution in crisis? Is democracy under threat? What opportunities might this moment present?

Panel discussion & community conversation in recognition of Constitution Day, featuring:

  • Noliwe Rooks (Director of American Studies; Associate Professor, Africana Studies & Research Center)
  • Aziz Rana (Professor, Law School)
  • Gerald Torres (Professor, Law School)
  • Scott Peters (Professor, Development Sociology)

*Free pocket U.S. Constitutions for attendees!*