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Celebrating the Foundations of Democracy

BC Law professors participate in the University's Constitution and Citizenship Day panel discussion.


Three Boston College Law School professors are among five panelists at the University’s Constitution and Citizenship Day event on September 14. “What the Constitution Means to Us” is a cross-disciplinary gathering co-sponsored by the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy and the Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society.

The Law School’s three participants include Professor and Provost’s Distinguished Fellow Aziz Rana, whose research focuses on American constitutional law and political development, in particular on how shifting notions of race, citizenship, and empire have shaped legal and political identity since the founding. Associate Professor Paulo Barrozo is a scholar of public law and legal theory. He offers new understandings of rights, punishment, cruelty, structural mercy, legal education, distribution, institutionalization, the nature of the political realm, the nature and evolution of law, and the history of legal thought. Carney Distinguished Scholar Daniel Kanstroom brings to the discussion his expertise as faculty director of the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy and co-director of the Boston College Center for Human Rights and International Justice. 

Also speaking are BC Assistant Professor of Political Science Thibaud Marcesse and Sarah Lunnie, dramaturg for the award-winning play by Heidi Schreck, “What the Constitution Means to Me.”

The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in Gasson 100 on Main Campus. Read the full story in BC News.