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BC Law School Prof. addresses Brighton's St. Columbkille School on Constitution Day, Sept. 17

Melissa Beecher
Office of News & Public Affairs

CHESTNUT HILL, MA (9-09)- Constitutional scholar Richard Albert, assistant professor at Boston College Law School, offered a Constitution Day presentation to the students of Saint Columbkille Partnership School in Brighton.

Constitution Day commemorates the ratification of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. Since 2004, all publicly funded educational institutions have been mandated to provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on that day.

Prof. Albert Law School Assistant Professor Richard Albert speaks to students at St. Columbkille Partnership School in Brighton on Constitution Day.  (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)


Albert specializes in constitutions law, democratic theory and comparative constitutional law. Before arriving at Boston College Law School, he worked as a corporate attorney for Fortune 500 companies at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP and clerked for the Chief Justice of the Canadian Supreme Court.

A graduate of Yale Law School, Albert served as senior editor of the Yale Law Journal, Yale Journal on Regulation and the Yale Law & Policy Review. He also was editor of the Yale Human Rights & Development Law Journal and the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities. He has also earned degrees from Oxford and Harvard.

More about the U.S. Constitution is availabe at the National Archives website.