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The Simon Perry Center for Constitutional Democracy officially came into being in the 2011-2012 academic year.  The Center was established in honor of Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Dr. Simon D. Perry, who, at the time of his retirement in 2010, was the longest-serving faculty member in Marshall University’s history.

The Center seeks to inspire students to focus on how our Constitutional tradition has been shaped by individuals in American history as well as by various social, economic and cultural forces, and to examine its importance in contemporary legal, political and cultural matters.  The Center approaches its mission academically and through various outreach efforts, including its signature initiative, the Amicus Curiae Lecture Series on Constitutional Democracy.  The Center ensures that particular upper level courses created by Dr. Perry and focusing on issues of constitutional democracy will continue to be taught at Marshall University.

The Simon Perry Center also serves as the primary campus-wide resource for pre-law advising of students who wish to attend law school.

Contact the Simon Perry Center:  304-696-2801 or patricia.proctor@marshall.edu




Patricia Proctor, J.D.
Founding Director
Old Main, Room 314