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Attorney Josh Nolan is 2022 Constitution Day Speaker

September 12, 2022

Communications Staff

Josh Nolan.
Josh Nolan is the 2022 Constitution Day speaker.
Photo credit: Tanya Rosen-Jones '97

Oberlin College will observe Constitution Day on Friday, September 16, by hosting higher education attorney Josh Nolan. Nolan will speak on “The College & The Constitution: How Constitutional Issues Impact Students.” The talk will also focus on upcoming Supreme Court cases related to affirmative action and the effect of the Dobbs decision on students and institutions.

The talk will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the Carnegie Root Room, and is free and open to the public. 

Nolan is a partner and higher education attorney at Bricker & Eckler, LLP in Cleveland. He served as the interim general counsel at Oberlin College from June 2021 through February 2022. Throughout his career, he has helped numerous universities, public institutions, and private colleges handle many facets of education law, including Title IX, and he manages sensitive litigation and administrative actions for individuals, institutions, and universities. 

Understanding that higher education law involves complicated and personal issues, Nolan takes an unbiased, professional, and knowledgeable approach to identify, resolve, and prevent such issues. Nolan also has more than 10 years of experience as a college administrator.

Constitution Day is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is normally observed on September 17, the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia.

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