UK law professor to speak at CU's Constitution Day Sept. 17

UK law professor to speak at CU's Constitution Day Sept. 17

Sept. 8, 2012
For Immediate Release

By Kasey Ricketts, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. -- Dr. Paul E. Salamanca, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky, is the featured speaker for the Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy (KHIPP) “Constitution Day” event at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 in the Banquet Hall of the Badgett Academic Support Center, located at 110 University Drive, Campbellsville, Ky.

John Chowning, vice president of church and external relations and executive assistant to the president at CU, who founded KHIPP, said, “We are pleased to have Paul Salamanca, well-known constitutional expert, as our Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy speaker for Constitution Day on Sept. 17.

“The United States is an amazing document that serves as the supreme law of our nation and has been the model for many other nations. From the very beginning of the nation, there has been an ongoing debate on interpretation and application of the United States Constitution – and that debate continues in 2013.

 
 Paul Salamanca

“Professor Salamanca will present a very informative lecture and answer questions from the audience as we once again reflect on the importance of the Constitution. The Student Government Association and Office of Student Services are cosponsoring this KHIPP forum, and we are hopeful that a large crowd from the campus and community will be attending.”

Everyone is invited to attend the free event.

Salamanca has served as a professor at the UK College of Law since June 1995. He writes in the areas of separation of powers, freedom of speech, freedom of religion and privacy. He has published articles on these subjects in the University of Cincinnati Law Review, the Missouri Law Review, the Georgia Law Review and the Kentucky Law Journal, among other publications.

Salamanca graduated from Dartmouth College in 1983 and Boston College Law School in 1989, where he served as a note editor for the Boston College Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif, an honor society for United States law school graduates.

Salamanca was a law clerk to Judge David H. Souter of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and later clerked for Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court.

He practiced law with the firm Debevoise & Plimpton in New York from 1991 until 1994.

He served as a visiting professor of law at Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans before he joined UK’s faculty.

For more information about the event, contact Chowning at (270) 789-5520 or jechowning@campbellsville.edu.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.

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