Constitution Day Conference | AUM

Constitution Day Conference

Join Auburn University at Montgomery's Department of Political Science and Public Administration on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, for Constitution Day. The day marks the 232nd anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. AUM’s Constitution Day Conference will spotlight research from faculty scholars at AUM, Auburn University, Georgia State University and the University of Georgia in the field of American politics. The conference’s three panel sessions will address topics on American law and courts. Each session will include a paper presentation, a discussant, and Q&A session. Refreshments and a luncheon (invitation only) for attendees will be provided.

Department of Political Science and Public Administration
Auburn University at Montgomery | Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019
Ida Belle Young Library Tower | 10th Floor, East Room

Panels on American Law and Courts

10:30 a.m. Welcome and Coffee Social

11 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Susan Haire, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Georgia, "Diversity, Consensus, and Decision Making: Evidence from the U.S. Courts of Appeals." Discussant: Soren Jordan, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Auburn University

12 – 1 p.m. Lunch for conference participants

1 – 2 p.m. Bailey Fairbanks, doctoral candidate, Department of Political Science, Georgia State University and Michael Fix, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Georgia State University, “The Effect of Opinion Readability on the Impact of U.S. Supreme Court Precedents in State High Courts.” Discussant: John Brooks, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Auburn University at Montgomery

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Nicholas Howard, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Auburn University at Montgomery, "Revisiting Senatorial Courtesy and the Selection of Judges to the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals." Discussant: Mitchell Brown, Professor, Department of Political Science, Auburn University

3:30 – 4 p.m. David Hughes, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Auburn University at Montgomery, Concluding Remarks

Attendance is free of charge and open to all interested. Lunch requires an invitation.

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