August 26, 2013
Dorothy L. Thompson Lecture Series to host two experts on constitutional law, voting rights act
An expert on the U.S. Constitution will speak as part of Kansas State University's fall 2013 Dorothy L. Thompson Civil Rights Lecture Series.
Jeff Jackson, Washburn University professor of law, will present "Forming the American Constitution: A Nation-Building Game" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, in Room 227 of the K-State Student Union.
The Dorothy L. Thompson Lecture Series was established in recognition of Thompson's contributions to the field of human rights on campuses throughout Kansas and the nation. Thompson was associated with Kansas State University from 1971 until her death in 1992. She served as the university's director of affirmative action and as associate university attorney.
Jackson's presentation will include playing his "Nation-Building Game," which touches such topics as representation of population, taxation, land rights, commerce and internal controls. Jackson has used the game as a simulation in his constitutional law classes.
Before joining the faculty at Washburn University, Jackson served as a staff attorney in the Kansas Supreme Court, law clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, law clerk in the Kansas Supreme Court, an associate at Bennett and Dillon LLP in Topeka, and staff attorney for the Kansas Court of Appeals. He received his bachelor's degree from Washburn University in 1989, his Juris Doctor from Washburn University in 1992 and his Master of Laws in constitutional law from Georgetown University Law Center in 2003.
A second speaker for the fall 2013 series is Reginald "Reggie" Robinson, Washburn University professor of law. Robinson will present "Supreme Court Reconsiders Voting Rights Act: Broken Law or Broken Promise?" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in K-State Alumni Center banquet room.