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September 19, 2013

The Constitution and Marriage Equality

Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, Steven Dean discusses "The Constitution and Marriage Equality" for the College's commemoration of Constitution Day on Thursday, September 19, 2013.


St. Francis College Business Law Professor and Moderator of the St. Thomas More Pre-Law Society Miriam Salholz will be asking Professor Dean 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's expertise lies in tax law, including federal income tax and international tax. His scholarship addresses a range of tax and budget issues and has appeared in a number of leading law reviews. Recent work has explored the special challenges and opportunities presented by social enterprises, ventures that simultaneously pursue private profits and the public good.

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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.