Celebrate the Rule of Law

The University of Dayton Zimmerman Law Library presents its inaugural exhibit of a first edition Federalist Papers and 1816 John Whittaker Magna Carta in commemoration of the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. 

The opening reception, May 6 at 5:30 p.m., Heck Courtroom, “The Legal Significance of the Magna Carta” will be presented by Mark Kitrick. The exhibit will be open for viewing 6-7 p.m. with a reception in Keller Hall atrium.

The closing address, “Remarks and Reflections on the Rule of Law: Celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta and Its Impact on America” will take place at 5:30 p.m. June 15 on the east lawn of Keller Hall. A reception will follow.

Art and literary works celebrating this anniversary by area students will be displayed throughout the exhibit, with winners announced June 15.

Take this opportunity to see these rare historical documents that established the Rule of Law and the framework for our Constitution. 

Thank you to Stuart Rose and Mark and Java Kitrick for allowing us to display these important historical documents. This exhibit was made possible by the generous support of the Dayton Legal Heritage Foundation and the Puffin Foundation West with additional support by the Dayton Bar Association and Merle Wilberding, Esq.

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