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September 20, 2013

The Constitution & Marriage Equity

A Constitution Day Event with Law School Professor Steven Dean

Professor of Law at Brooklyn law School, Steven Dean, discussed "The Constitution and Marriage Equality" for the College’s commemoration of Constitution Day on Thursday, September 19 at St. Francis College.

St. Francis College Business Law Professor and Moderator of the St. Thomas More Pre-Law Society Miriam Salholz moderated the discussion with Professor Dean, asking questions about the two June 2013 Supreme Court decisions on marriage equality, Windsor v. United States and Hollingsworth v. Perry.

The event marked the 226th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution.

Professor Dean received his B.A. from Williams College and his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law and Policy Review. Before joining the faculty he worked as an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton and at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

Constitution Day is federally mandated by the U.S. Congress which deemed that any educational institution that receives federal money must hold an educational program related to the Constitution to commemorate the signing on September 17, 1787.

St. Francis College, founded in 1859 by the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, is located in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. Since its founding, the College has pursued its Franciscan mission to provide an affordable, high-quality education to students from New York City’s five boroughs and beyond.


St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201

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