W. Taylor Reveley III will deliver Rhodes College’s annual Constitution Day lecture on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. in Blount Auditorium of Buckman Hall. The title of the talk is “Why We Need The Constitution And The Constitution Needs Us.”
Reveley is a native Memphian who served as the Dean of William & Mary Law School from 1998 to 2008 before serving as the president of the College of William & Mary from 2008 to 2018. He is the author of War Powers of the President and Congress: Who Holds the Arrows and the Olive Branch?
The purpose of Rhodes College’s annual Constitution Day is to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, and to reflect on the role and function of the government and Americans’ liberties and obligations as citizens.
This year’s event is sponsored by the Department of Politics & Law, the Department of International Studies, the Department of History, the Department of Philosophy, Academic Affairs, Search, and Communities in Conversation. It also will include an opening reception at 5:30 p.m. in Buckman Hall.