Constitution Day celebrated at Wake Forest University

9.18.2009 General, News Release, School News

Wake Forest University celebrated Constitution Day on Thursday, Sept. 17 with a lecture, “The Liberty of Ownership: A Primer on the Constitutional ‘Idea’ of Property,” presented by Clay Hipp, a Senior Lecturer in Legal Studies at the Wake Forest Schools of Business.

To watch a video of the lecture, click here.

The celebration was part of a nationwide initiative to promote increased understanding of the U.S. Constitution and the role it plays in today’s world.

In December 2004, Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia added an amendment to Public Law 108-447, requiring all educational institutions that receive federal funds provide an educational program on Sept. 17, commemorating the date that the U.S. Constitution was adopted in 1787. The Wake Forest University Constitution Day 2009 was sponsored by the Schools of Business.