Constitution Day Program

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Apfelbaum Auditorium
Penn State Dickinson School of Law

In celebration of Constitution Day on September 17, 2019, the Commonwealth Court of  Pennsylvania will be hold a court session at Penn State Dickinson Law (Apfelbaum Auditorium). The court will hear oral arguments in seven cases. This special court session offers an opportunity for students to learn about appellate practice, administrative law and constitutional law. Following the court session there will be a special CLE/CJE program.

This program is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and Penn State Dickinson Law.


9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Apfelbaum Auditorium

Constitution Day Program: Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania Opening Ceremony and Oral Argument Session
Observers may come and go during the court session, please enter and exit quietly. Please note that no backpacks or bags will be permitted in the Auditorium (absent health or other accommodation needs) and hats must be removed.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Apfelbaum Auditorium

CLE/CJE Constitution Day Program: The Role of the State Judiciary in Our Constitutional System
A panel discussion featuring judges of the Commonwealth Court and moderated by Professor Amy Gaudion.

** These events are open to the Dickinson Law and Dickinson College communities and are free to attend. For security reasons, these events are NOT open to the general public and should not be advertised beyond the Dickinson community.