September 14, 2005
Sept. 16: CONSTITUTION DAY event broadcast live to all 7 Oregon University System campuses
The University of Oregon School of Law will present a free panel discussion at noon on Friday, Sept. 16 as part of a national celebration of Constitution Day. The event, which will be broadcast live on all seven Oregon University System campuses, honors the final meeting of the Constitutional Congress in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787 and the signing of the United States Constitution.
Over the past few years, the U.S. Supreme Court has used international law overtly in interpreting national law* — but not to everyone’s satisfaction. Last spring, congressional Republicans introduced bills** in both houses to reverse that trend. UO law associate dean Margie Paris says, “The use of international law in interpreting our own constitution has become quite controversial. We’re going to take a look at that and other issues of international law in this Constitution Day event.”
The Federalist Society was founded by law students at the University of Chicago in 1982 — it represents conservative and libertarian attitudes towards law and policy. The American Constitution Society was established by Washington D.C. law students and policymakers in 2001 to support liberal and progressive legal views.
The free public event is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m., in Room 175, Knight Law Center, 1515 Agate Street in Eugene. The talk will be telecast on the university’s cable system on channel 14. It will also be streamed live on the Internet and will be available as video-on-demand. Viewing on the Internet requires Real Player.
The event will be available on DVD for later viewing. Contact Mike Majdic, (541) 346-1945 for more information on how to access the event on line.
Live streaming (available only during event times: Noon to 1:00 P.M. PDT on 9/16/05):