Law Professor and UO President Emeritus Dave Frohnmayer makes Constitution Day presentation
On Monday, Sept. 17, University of Oregon School of Law Professor and President Emeritus Dave Frohnmayer delivered a Constitution Day presentation titled “Traps and Treasures of the American Constitution” to University of Oregon students, faculty and staff.
Professor Frohnmayer is the first and only two-time winner of the American Bar Foundation's Samuel Pool Weaver Constitutional Law Essay Competition (1972 and 1974), and the winner of the American Bar Association Journal's Ross Essay Competition (1980). As state Attorney General, Frohnmayer argued and won six of seven cases before the United States Supreme Court—the most cases and best record of any contemporary state Attorney General.
Constitution Day is the anniversary of the day in 1787 when the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time in Philadelphia to sign the document they created for ratification by the states.
Constitution Day was established as a law in 2004, written by the late Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia. It is to be celebrated annually on Sept. 17. When Constitution Day falls on a weekend or on another holiday, it is to be observed on the preceding or following week.