Home » News » More than 100 high school students celebrate Constitution Day at Stetson

More than 100 high school students celebrate Constitution Day at Stetson


A crowd of 120 Tampa Bay area high school students gathered in the Great Hall on Stetson University College of Law’s Gulfport campus on Sept. 17 to learn about Constitution Day during a special James Otis Lecture Series presentation. High school and middle school students in Tampa also attended via webcast.

High school students gather for Constitution Day at Stetson Law.

High school students gather for Constitution Day at Stetson Law.

The presentation, coordinated by the Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and Stetson, featured remarks from Stetson Law alumni, ABOTA leadership, the Federalist Society, American Constitution Society, law professor Robert Bickel, and Judge Charles Wilson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

The program, now in its third year at Stetson, educates local high school students about the individual liberties guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. This year’s Constitution Day program was held in conjunction with Values Day at Stetson University, which celebrates the university’s core values of intellectual development, personal growth and global citizenship. Sept. 17 marks the 226th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Independence Hall in Philadelphia.