William and Mary Law School

"Constitutional Conversations" March Workshop to Focus on Federalism

"Constitutional Conversations," the award-winning program about the Constitution and Bill of Rights, examines the concept of Federalism in the March 1 workshop of this eight-month long series led by W&M law students.  Admission is free and all are welcome to participate. The workshop begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the Williamsburg Regional Library at 515 Scotland St. For more details, visit www.constitutionalconversations.com or call the library at (757) 259-4070.

This month's workshop for adults will explore the historical foundations and future of Federalism in America - the evolving relationship between state governments and the federal government.  Since the drafting of the U.S. Constitution, and particularly since the end of the Civil War, power has shifted away from the states and toward the national government.  W&M law students also will lead a separate workshop for attendees who are in middle school or high school on discrimination, harassment and privacy in public schools.

The Constitutional Conversations program is supported by the Institute of Bill of Rights Law at William & Mary Law School, Williamsburg Regional Library and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.