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Constitution Day Lecture: Adam Macleod

September 20, 2013: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Penick Academic Complex, D-54

Faulkner University Law Professor Adam Macleod will speak on "Union University – Constitutional Law Maker" on Friday, Sept. 20 from 12-1 in PAC D-54.

In the stories told by law professors and elite opinion makers, American Constitutional Law is concerned with two things--individual rights and the powers of government. In these familiar tales, constitutional law is forged either when heroic individuals assert their fundamental rights against an overreaching state or when Congress is called upon to justify its expert enactments to an overreaching judiciary. But constitutional law is made primarily by neither individuals nor government actors. The primary actors in our constitutional order are groups, associations, and other private communities, such as Union University, which create laws and rights as they order their affairs in pursuit of a common good. The constitutional role of these institutions of private ordering is plain on the face of the United States Constitution. One simply needs to know where to look.

Adam Macleod is an Associate Professor of Law at Faulkner University. A graduate of Notre Dame Law School, he clerked for the Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court and writes on property rights and the intersection of law and public policy.

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Sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the Center for Politics and Religion

For More Information, Contact:
Sean Evans, 731-661-5237,

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