Posted on September 01, 2016, BY Matthew Beltz

Kim Forde-Mazrui of the University of Virginia School of Law will deliver the annual Constitution Day lecture at Bucknell University on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Elaine Langone Center Forum. The talk is free and open to the public.

Forde-Mazrui's talk is titled "Black Lives are our Lives: Reframing our Constitution's Commitment to Racial Equality." The Mortimer M. Caplin Professor of Law at Virginia, Forde-Mazrui specializes in the subjects of race and law, constitutional law, employment discrimination, criminal law, equal protection, affirmative action and gay rights. He holds both bachelor's and juris doctorate degrees from the University of Michigan and previously served as a clerk to Judge Cornelia G. Kennedy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He is also the director of Virginia's Center for the Study of Race and Law. 

This talk is organized by the Legal Studies program and funded by the Putterman Lecture Fund.

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