The University of New Mexico School of Law is observing Constitution Day through a celebration sponsored by Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project.
Constitution day falls on Sept. 17 of every year, but this year will be observed on Friday, Sept. 21 from 9:30 a.m. tp 12:45 p.m. at the law school. The half-day celebration will include a tour of the law school, a 'Know Your Rights' training about police encounters and presentations from alums Judge Robert Brack and Sal Guardiola.
The event will include approximately 90 students from five local high schools, who attend classes led by fellows from Marshall-Brennan. Eddie Garcia, director and former fellow, teaches and supervises cohort of fellows this year, which include Mara Anderson, Jared Armijo, Nadia Cabrera, Rob Hart, Morgan Johnson, Melanie McNett, Ariana Montez, Meagan Munoz, Amanda Nelson, Dominique Oliver, Chris Papaleo, Andrew Pavlides and Kari Ruma.
9 – 9:30 a.m. Check-in (Forum)
9:30 – 9:40 Welcome address by Dean Sergio Pareja
9:40 – 10 Judge Robert C. Brack (District of New Mexico)
10 – 10:30 Law school tours in small groups
10:30 – 11:30 Know Your Rights activity in small groups
11:45 - 12:45 p.m. Lunch/Speakers
• Sal Guardiola, former MB Fellow
• Prof. Sonia Gipson-Rankin
12:45 Program Director Eddie García wraps up