Constitution Day Educational Outreach for Students

Constitution Day is a day set aside to observe the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787. The late U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd is credited with proposing the 2004 federal legislation that created the annual commemoration, which is mandatory for schools receiving federal funds. The celebration of Constitution Day in Nebraska is sponsored by the Nebraska State Bar Foundation and the Nebraska Court of Appeals through programming for high school and college students statewide.

The 2018 program featured oral arguments before the Nebraska Court of Appeals in a session at York College in York. The court heard several cases in morning and afternoon sessions, followed by questions and answers with students. Students from York College and surrounding area high schools attended. The Bar Foundation invites surrounding schools to attend. Typically, social studies, government or civics classes attend this educational outreach program.