In 2004, Congress passed legislation requiring that every institution of higher education that receives federal funds hold an educational program about the Constitution on September 17, the day delegates to the Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia in 1787 to sign the completed Constitution. This program is part of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's observance of Constitution Day.

The Constitution Day program is co-sponsored by the Jack Miller Center (JMC) and IIT Chicago-Kent’s Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States (ISCOTUS).


Submissions from 2014


Conservative Libertarianism and the Transformation of First Amendment Jurisprudence, Steven J. Heyman


The Press, The Supreme Court, and the Constitution, Sonja West, RonNell Andersen Jones, Dahlia Lithwick, and Carolyn Shapiro

Submissions from 2013


When Did It Become Unconstitutional for States to Ban Same Sex Marriage?: Constitutional Interpretation in the 21st Century, Steven J. Heyman, Katharine K. Baker, Carolyn Shapiro, and Ilya Somin