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Exploring the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights

Thursday, September 8, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:45 pm

constitution-scroll-flagRights have perhaps never been as important as it is today. Designed for both returning students as well as those who may be unfamiliar with this fascinating field, this timely, fast-paced, and fun course will inform and enrich every curious mind. We will examine five myths regarding the Constitution, discover the relationship between the Constitution per se, the Bill of Rights and the fourteenth amendment, survey key amendments with a focus on the fifth through the eighth, as well as discuss some interesting landmark Supreme Court rulings, especially those of the 2016 term. A class debate on the eighth amendment will enliven our class, but we promise it will not be cruel and unusual punishment for students!

Dr. Shari O’Brien earned an M.A. from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University. After graduating magna cum laude from The University of Toledo (UT) College of Law, she worked in United States District Court. Publishing five law review articles as well as hundreds of essays and poems in national journals, she taught writing and poetry for 27 years at UT and continues today to practice law.

Instructor: Shari O’Brien
Thursdays, September 8, 15, 22, 29 from 1:30 to 3:45 p.m.
Cost: $59 members; $71 non-members

To register for Lifelong Learning classes and review the entire list of fall 2016 classes, visit www.lourdes.edu/lifelong, email lifelong@lourdes.edu or call 419-824-3707.

Registration may be made by credit card or check. Checks should be made payable to Lourdes University and mailed to: Lourdes University Lifelong Learning, 6832 Convent Blvd. Sylvania OH 43560.

Sponsored by Lourdes University Lifelong Learning Program.


Thursday, September 8, 2016
1:30 pm - 3:45 pm