The First State Celebrates Constitution Day 2006

Message From Dean Linda L. Ammons

photo of Linda L. Ammons

As the new Dean of Widener University School of Law, I am delighted to welcome you to our online observance of Constitution Day.

One of a law school's most important functions is to provide educational resources for the community. I can not imagine any topic more compelling and any time more appropriate than for Widener to facilitate a discussion about the meaning and significance of the Constitution on Constitution Day. Please take advantage of this resource by reading the essay collection and submitting your own comments.

I would like to thank all of the authors who contributed essays to this website. We are grateful that they found time in their busy schedules to share their thoughts about the Constitution's role in our society. I also want to thank Professor Alan E. Garfield, our H. Albert Young Fellow in Constitutional Law, who conceived of and organized this project; Cassandra King, our webmaster, for designing the website; and Mary Allen, our public relations specialist, for publicizing the website.

Linda L. Ammons
Associate Provost, Dean and Professor of Law
Widener University School of Law
September 2006