Louisiana Tech will rejoice Constitution Working day from 4-5 p.m. Sept. 21 in Wyly Auditorium with a panel discussion about the part of juries in our justice technique.
The event is totally free and the community is inspired to go to and delight in.
The panel functions solid associates from Ruston Neighborhood Theater’s future creation of 12 Indignant Jurors together with faculty specialists on Constitutional regulation and jury service.
Structure Working day is a federal holiday break that commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, and it is an chance to take a look at critically the continued function of the Constitution in shaping citizenship in the United States.
This celebration is sponsored by the College of History and Social Science and the Waggonner Middle for Civic Engagement and General public Plan at Louisiana Tech University.
Joining the “jurors” on the panel will be Tech college Dr. Jason Pigg, Affiliate Professor of Political Science, and Dr. Taylor Mack, Associate Professor of Geography. Pigg is an specialist on Constitutional legislation, and Mack just lately served on a higher-profile jury in Ruston. Moderating will be Dr. William O’Brochta, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Tech.
“Jury support is a critically important section of civic daily life in the United States and a single that men and women frequently only think about when they are identified as to provide on a jury,” O’Brochta explained. “12 Angry Jurors presents audiences a remarkable, inside look at into the workings of a jury. Our panel discussion will attract on themes from the perform and highlight the lawful, moral, and ethical queries bordering jury service that will aid attendees look at their purpose as a potential juror in circumstance they are known as to provide on a jury.”
Wednesday’s occasion provides the possibility to listen to from college gurus, previous jurors, and actors to get a extensive appear into a crucial aspect of our country’s political procedure.