Constitution Week focuses on legal careers, research areas

As part of Wichita State’s observance of Constitution Week, Wendee Grady, assistant general counsel and legal foundation director of the Kansas Farm Bureau, will speak on “Opportunities in Rural and Agricultural Law” at 2 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Rhatigan Student Center (room 266)

Grady’s keynote address highlights a significant area of legal practice in Kansas.

In addition to Grady’s speech,  Lou Mulligan, Earl B. Shurtz Research Professor at the University of Kansas Law School, will present “Previewing Next Year’s Supreme Court Term” at 6 p.m. Sept. 13 at the RSC (room 301).

Dr. Neal Allen — Department Chair, Undergraduate Advisor and WSU Washington and Topeka Internship Coordinator associate professor of political science — coordinated the selection of programs.

“Many of our students at Wichita State are considering legal careers, and Constitution Week this year gives them a chance to learn about different areas of legal practice and legal education,” Allen said.

Additional events for the week include informational sessions about the Washington, D.C., and Topeka internship program, how to apply to law school, and the Battin-Lester Student Research Keynote Panel. The panel will feature presentations by students speaking on topics including property and economic rights.