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National Constitution Center Partnership

Penn Law has had a strong relationship with the National Constitution Center since its founding.

Penn Law and the National Constitution Center (NCC) have created an academic advisory committee to create greater understanding and dialogue surrounding our constitutional system.

Composed of faculty, students, and staff, the committee will develop and implement initiatives to promote the NCC and connect the faculty and student resources of Penn Law to the educational programs of the NCC.

Among the programs and initiatives the committee will pursue are:

  • Development of a series of constitutional conversations at the NCC and online in which Penn Law and University faculty will participate.
  • Developing ways to link Coursera massive open online courses to the NCC/College Board Interactive Constitutional Program.
  • Creation of an internship program for Penn Law students to conduct research and develop education programs at the NCC.
  • Expansion of Penn Law faculty participation in existing NCC educational programs, including programs for students, Town Hall debates, constitutional conversations, and We the People podcasts.
  • Selection of NCC/Penn Law visiting fellows who will be in residence at both the NCC and Penn Law.

Co-chaired by Professor Theodore Ruger and Professor Kermit Roosevelt, the committee includes other Law School and University of Pennsylvania faculty members whose work intersects with constitutional law. Student representatives include members of the Penn Law chapters of the Federalist Society, American Constitution Society, James Wilson Project, and Penn Law Journal of Constitutional Law. Jeffrey Rosen, CEO of the NCC, has appointed George Everly, Chief of Staff of the NCC to participate in the operations of the committee and the partnership.

This new initiative will bring significant benefits to the Penn Law community and far beyond our walls.