Monthly Constitutional Line-Up

We are excited to be lining up next year's Monthly Constitutional speakers!  Monthly Constitutionals are presentations to our 8th graders by scholars, attorneys, activists, and civic leaders; their presentations connect to topics related to the students' year-long study of the U.S. Constitution.

Already signed up are

  • attorney Josh Wolson, who will share the story of lost copies of the Bill of Rights
  • UPenn Professor Campbell Grey, who will speak about how Rome became part of our nation's foundation
  • former city director of federal affairs and current candidate for Philadelphia mayor Terry Gillen, who will talk about campaign financing and the First Amendment
  • Lynn Marks, executive director of Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, who will discuss how judges are selected in our state
  • attorney and former federal prosecutor Richard Zack, who will describe the work of the prosecution in the criminal justice system
  • public defender Ben West '93, who will discuss poverty and the justice system
  • Liza Rodriguez, Ph.D. (urban education), who will lead a discussion about statehood and Puerto Rico
  • UPenn law professor Dorothy Roberts, whose topic will be privacy and the family
  • attorney Deborah Gordon Klehr, who will focus on the rights of minors