Constitution Day Archive

This website is a resource of the SBM Public Outreach & Resource Education Committee.

Current Constitution Day Activities

Constitution Day is a celebration of our American democracy! On or around September 17 of each year, schools across the country place special teaching emphasis on the Constitution in honor of the signing of the Constitution 1787. The State Bar of Michigan has designed this page to help bar associations, individual lawyers, and teachers lead exciting and educational classroom activities on Constitution Day.

Constitution Day 2020

Photos from 2011 Events


Cooley Law School student Brian Laik fields questions on the 14th Amendment from 8th grade students at Clague Middle School in Ann Arbor.


In Grand Rapids, Cooley Law School Associate Professor Devin Schindler, as Patrick Henry, and Cooley Adjunct Professor Gary Mitchell as John Adams, get into the spirit and apparel of the Constitution Day festivities.


From left, Brigadier General Michael C. H. McDaniel, Thomas M. Cooley Law School; FaCheryl Dixon, Black Law Students Association; James Springer, American Constitution Society; Alana Glass, Career & Professional Development, Thomas M. Cooley Law School; Neil MacCullum, Collins Einhorn & Farrell PC; Judge Michael Warren, 6th Circuit Court, Patriot Week co-founder; William Allen, American Constitution Society; Aubrey Biache, Federalist Society; Daniel Levy, Michigan Department of Civil Rights; Saeed Khan, lecturer, Near Eastern Studies, Wayne State University.


Professor William Wagner presents insights on early American statesmen during his Constitution Day presentation at Cooley Law School in Lansing.

More News

Article from Grand Rapids Legal News
Press Release from Cooley Law School

Photos from 2010 Events

Photos are courtesy of Frank Weir, Washtenaw County Legal News.

Federal Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Virginia Morgan, third from the left, visited Scarlett Middle School in Washtenaw County. Also pictured are, l-r, student teacher Chelsea Raupp, teacher Joan Grissing, Magistrate Judge Morgan, attorney Suellyn Scarnecchia, and Jessica Sprovtsoff, law clerk for Magistrate Judge Morgan.   SBM Commissioner Lori Buiteweg taught several classes at Tappan Middle School on Constitution Day. Here, she speaks with a student in Pat Hueter's sixth grade classroom.
Attorney Betina Schlossberg visited Clague Middle School in Washtenaw County.   Ashwin Patel, president of the Washtenaw County Bar Association, poses with Rusty Fuller, seventh grade teacher at Slauson Middle School in Washtenaw County.
Attorney Drew McGuinness visits Tappan Middle School, seventh grade, teacher was Priscilla Bates.   Attorney Stephanie Benedict at Slauson Middle School.
Sixth grade Clague Middle School teacher Eula Eaddy welcomed attorney Andy Muth.   Attorney Rose Peruski visits Tappan Middle School in Washtenaw County.
Federal Magistrate Judge Virginia Morgan discusses the constitution with sixth grade students at Scarlett Middle School in Washtenaw County.   Clague Middle School sixth grade teacher Julie Donnelly welcomes attorneys Leah Tremonti and Betina Schlossberg.