Constitution Day: Policing and the U.S. Constitution


Sep. 17, 2020, 6pm to 7:30pm

Office/Remote Location

Online via Webex


Join us for a virtual Constitution Day discussion on Policing and the U.S. Constitution in the Age of Mass Protests. Political protests occurred in 114 countries in 2019, and the United States emerged as an epicenter for these protests after the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May 2020. Protestors have called for reforming policing as part of the larger effort to address systemic racism in American law and society. Panelists — UNLV professors Frank Rudy Cooper (Law), Rebecca Gill (Political Science), Ian Bartrum (Law), and David Tanenhaus (History and Law) — will offer their perspectives on this historic moment that raises profound constitutional questions about the role of policing in a democratic society.


Free and open to the public.

Admission Information

Attendees must pre-register and may submit questions for the panelists here.

Webex information will be provided to registrants.

Contact Information

College of Liberal Arts

External Sponsor

The event is held in association with the College of Liberal Arts’ University Forum lecture series and is co-sponsored by the Executive Vice President and Provost, William S. Boyd School of Law, the departments of History and Political Science, and the Nevada Center for Civic Engagement.