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Drake Constitutional Law Center and League of Women Voters to host lecture

September 30, 2015

The Drake University Constitutional Law Center will host a lecture featuring Mark Kende, professor of law, James Madison Chair in Constitutional Law, and director of the Drake Constitutional Law Center. His speech is titled “Amending the U.S. Constitution: Modernization or Foolhardiness?”

The lecture, which is part of a national study by the League of Women Voters, is from 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, Cartwright Hall, Room 201. The event is free and open to the public.

There will be time for discussion and questions at the end of the speech.

“We are very excited for this event,” said Kathy Kahoun, president of the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Des Moines. “This will be a great opportunity for League members and members of the Des Moines community to learn about what it actually means to amend the U.S. Constitution.”

The event is sponsored by the Drake Constitutional Law Center and the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Des Moines.

The Drake Constitutional Law Center is one of only four constitutional law programs established by the U.S. Congress and funded by the federal government. The Center's mission is to foster study of the U.S. Constitution and its roots, formation, principles, and development.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

For more information, contact Drake Law School at 515-271-2988.