The Constitution Inside and Outside the Court With Bill Araiza
St. Francis College welcomed Brooklyn Law School Professor Bill Araiza for a Constitution Day celebration on September 14, 2017 to address the topic of The Constitution Inside and Outside the Court.
The St. Francis College St. Thomas More Pre-Law Society with moderator Professor Miriam Salholz hosted the event.
Professor William Araiza's teaching and scholarly interests focus on administrative and constitutional law. He is widely published in these areas, having written casebooks on the First Amendment and Constitutional Law. His most recent articles have appeared in the NYU Law Review, Constitutional Commentary, Boston University Law Review and William & Mary Law Journal. His two most recent books are, Enforcing the Equal Protection Clause (NYU Press) and Animus: A Short History (NYU Press).
After law school, Professor Araiza clerked for Judge William Norris of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and then for Justice David Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court. He then practiced as an associate with two large law firms in Los Angeles. He has served on the faculty at the University of California Los Angeles Law School, the University of California Hastings College of the Law, Washington & Lee University School of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School, and the University of Western Ontario. Prior to joining the faculty at Brooklyn Law School, Professor Araiza served as the Associate Dean for Faculty and the Rev. Richard A. Vachon, S.J. Fellow and Professor of Law at Loyola Law School Los Angeles.
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.