Symposium honoring the 200th Anniversary of Spain’s Constitution of Cadiz Oct. 19

On behalf of the dean and faculty of Florida Coastal School of Law, we cordially invite members of the Jacksonville University faculty and student body to attend the following event:

“Reflections on the 200th Anniversary of Florida’s First Constitution: Spain’s Constitution of Cadiz”
Florida Coastal School of Law
Friday, October 19, 2012 – 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Room 550
(Free and open to public with RSVP – Lunch included, Reception to follow)

On Friday, October 19, Florida Coastal School of Law, the City of St. Augustine, and Florida International College of Law will co-host a symposium honoring the 200th Anniversary of Spain’s Constitution of Cadiz.  Panel discussions on Coastal Law’s campus will address various aspects of the constitution and its anniversary, including impacts on religious freedom, Florida property rights, and other controversies. Eduardo Garrigues, Spain’s Cónsul General in Puerto Rico, is scheduled to make the keynote address. Below you will find a copy of the complete agenda.

The event will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. is free and open to the public with RSVP.  Lunch will be served and a reception on the lake, featuring Spanish tapas and wine, will immediately follow the closing remarks at 5 p.m.

The topics and speakers include:

·        “The Contribution of American Deputies to the Cádiz Constitution of 1812: New Mexico, Puerto Rico and Texas

Eduardo Garrigues López-Chicheri,  Cónsul General of Spain in Puerto Rico

·        “The Rise of Modern Constitutionalism, the Constitution of Cadiz, and its Legacies

Professor Victor Uribe, Florida International University, Department of History

·        “Political and Legal Implications of the U.S. Acquisition of Florida

            Professor Gerald Moran, Florida Coastal School of Law

·        “The Promulgation of the Constitution of Cadiz in East Florida

Professor Matthew Mirow, Florida International University College of Law

·        “Freedom of Religion under the Constitution of Cadiz

            Professor John Knechtle, Florida Coastal School of Law
          
·        “Understanding Property Titles Post Acquisition

            Glenn Boggs, Professor Emeritus, Florida State University College of Business


The event also serves as a complement to other events taking place the following day in St. Augustine, at the only remaining original Spanish constitutional monument in the world, to commemorate the Constitution’s bicentennial and as a precursor to the upcoming 450th anniversary celebrations of the City of St. Augustine in 2015.

RSVP:  All attendees must RSVP to (904) 256-1212 or pdinkel@fcsl.edu.  We encourage you to rsvp as early as possible as space is limited. Business or business casual attire, please, for students. We can provide attendance verification for class credit if needed – please let us know in advance if you would like this service. Free parking is available in visitor lots or parking garage.  If you have any questions please contact me by email or at my number below.

We look forward to hosting our Jacksonville University guests on this pivotal event in Spain and Florida’s history.

Margaret Widman Dees
Director of Institutional Advancement
Florida Coastal School of Law
8787 Baypine Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32256
904.680.7649

http://alumni.fcsl.edu/SpanishConstit 

 

“Reflections on the 200th Anniversary of Florida’s First Constitution: Spain’s Constitution of Cadiz”

Friday, October 19, 2012

Florida Coastal School of Law

 

  1. Welcome…………………………………………………………………………………….. 11:00 am

John Knechtle, Professor and Director, International Programs, FCSL

 

  1. “The Rise of Modern Constitutionalism, the Constitution of Cadiz,
    and its Legacies”

Professor Victor Uribe, FIU Dept. of History………………………………….. 11:15 am

 

  1. “The Promulgation of the Constitution of Cadiz in East Florida”

….. Professor Matthew Mirow, FIU Law………………………………………………. 11:45 am

…..

  1. Lunch…………………………………………………………………………………………. 12:30 pm

 

  1. Keynote Address: “The Contribution of American Deputies to the
    Cádiz Constitution of 1812: New Mexico, Puerto Rico and Texas”

Eduardo Garrigues,  Cónsul General to Spain in Puerto Rico……………. ..1:45 pm

 

  1. “Freedom of Religion under the Constitution of Cadiz”

                  Professor John Knechtle, FCSL…………………………………………………….. ..2:45 pm

 

  1. Break………………………………………………………………………………………….. ..3:15 pm

 

      VIII.    Florida Property Rights 1812 – 1820………………………………………………. ..3:45 pm

 

                  “Political and Legal Implications of the U.S. Acquisition of Florida”

                  Professor Gerald Moran, FCSL

                  “Understanding Property Titles Post Acquisition”

                  Glenn Boggs, Professor Emeritus, Florida State University

                  College of Business

 

      IX.       Reception on Lake……………………………………………………………………….. ..5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

RSVP Information:

Law students ONLY use online registration to insure CPE credit

All others please call (904) 256-1212 or email pdinkel@fcsl.edu to register

 

http://alumni.fcsl.edu/SpanishConstit

 

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