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RWU Law to Sponsor Governor’s R.I. Charter Forum Featuring Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan
As part of the state’s 350th anniversary celebration, Justice Kagan will participate in a forum on the role of Rhode Island’s 1663 Colonial Charter in shaping American jurisprudence. The charter is one of the first documents to set out the principal of religious freedom.
Ted Widmer, Brown University historian , will join Justice Kagan. Mr. Widmer was a former speechwriter for President Bill Clinton and is currently a speechwriter for Hillary Clinton.
“Our entire incoming class will be attending as part of its law school orientation, an opportunity likely unmatched at any other law school,” said Roger Williams University School of Law Dean David A. Logan.
The event will take place August 20, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the Chace Auditorium, Trinity Repertory Theatre, 201 Washington St., Providence. The event is free of charge, however, reservations are required through Trinity Rep’s box office.
For more information about the 1663 colonial charter and 350th anniversary celebration events, visit livelyexperiment.org.