2023 Constitution Day – “Freedom for You, Constraint for Us: How the Constitution Protects Your Liberty”

Lander University will present Judge Trevor McFadden for programming celebrating Constitution Day on September 18 – 19, 2023. Judge McFadden will give a keynote address on “Freedom for You, Constraint for Us: How the Constitution Protects Your Liberty” on Monday, September 18 at 5:30 p.m. SC Humanities supported this program with a Mini Grant.

Lander University’s College of Behavioral & Social Sciences presents an annual Constitution Day Program. In 2023, they will feature the Hon. Trevor N. McFadden, a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. His keynote address on “Freedom for You, Constraint for Us: How the Constitution Protects Your Libertys” will be open to the general public. The talk will focus on a particular clause of the Constitution, underlining the obligations elected officials are under when they take their Oath of Office. He will also make four different presentations to Lander students and participate in a luncheon with the Greenwood Bar Association.

Judge McFadden earned a B.A. from Wheaton College (IL.) and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He clerked for Judge Steven Colloton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and then joined the U.S. Department of Justice, where he served as Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General and as Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia. Judge McFadden became a partner at Baker & McKenzie in Washington, DC, where he focused on white collar investigations. After four years in private practice, he returned to the Justice Department, where he was Deputy Assistant Attorney General and acted as the second-in-command of the Criminal Division. Judge McFadden also has extensive experience in law enforcement as an officer with the Fairfax County, VA, Police Department and as a deputy sheriff in Madison County, VA.

The “Freedom for You, Constraint for Us: How the Constitution Protects Your Liberty” program will take place on Monday, September 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Lander University’s Abney Cultural Center, 320 Stanley Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29649. Learn more.

Founded in 1872, Lander University is a co-educational, state-assisted, comprehensive, regional, four-year university in Greenwood, S.C. With approximately 3,800 students, Lander provides exceptional educational opportunities within its traditional liberal arts and science programs, and its professional programs in business, education and nursing.

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