Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2003-11-13

A conference to discuss the future of Alabama constitutional reform will be held at Samford University Friday (NOV. 14).

“No to the Cynics: Let’s Take Back State Government,” is the theme of the program, set for 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the moot courtroom of Robinson law building. The public is invited.

The program is sponsored by Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform (ACCR), Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA) and the State Constitutional Law Project at Samford’s Cumberland School of Law.

Presenters will focus on constitutional reform issues such as home rule, economic development, deletion of archaic language, implementation of recent legislation, and the future of the reform effort.

Samford president Thomas E. Corts will present the keynote speech at 9 a.m. Participants include constitutional reform project leaders Jim Bennett, Gov. Albert Brewer, Barbara Larson, Sid McAnnally, Howard Walthall, Jim Williams and others. Congressman Artur Davis will present concluding remarks.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.