MCLA

Arthur Wolf to Deliver Constitution Day Talk On Voting Rights

09/11/2013

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. - Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that Arthur Wolf, professor of law at Western New England University's School of Law, is the featured speaker at MCLA's Constitution Day celebration on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 5 p.m. in Murdock Hall, room 218, on the college campus.

The event is free and open to the public.

Wolf, who also is Western New England University's director of the Institute for Legislative and Government Affairs, will speak on the subject of voting rights in the United States with special emphasis on the recent Supreme Court decision addressing the voting rights of racial minorities.

In his law career, he served as special counsel to Congressmen Robert F. Drinan. He also was a member of the House Judiciary Committee, which processed the 1975 renewal of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In addition, he was an attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice.

Wolf was the part of the 1972 George McGovern Presidential campaign legal team. He was responsible for resolving legal problems related to the electoral process, assisting in voter registration, and developing procedures to ensure the integrity of voting on Election Day in New Jersey, New York and Delaware.

Wolf has been at Western New England University since 1978. He teaches courses in international law, constitutional law, civil rights, and federal courts and jurisdiction, among others.

He received his law degree from the Columbia University School of Law.

For more information, go to www.mcla.edu.