A former president of the American Bar Association will deliver this year’s Linton R. Dunson Constitution Day Lecture.

William C. Hubbard, dean of the University of South Carolina School of Law, will discuss education, democracy and the rule of law at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, in Leonard Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

“He has a unique perspective on the role that law plays in our nation’s life as both dean of the University of South Carolina School of Law and as the former president of the American Bar Association,” says Dr. David Alvis, associate professor of government and international affairs. “He understands both the intellectual and practical challenges that our political life today poses to the future of the rule of law.”

Hubbard is a former partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in Columbia, South Carolina. He served as the American Bar Association’s president in 2014-15. While serving as the association’s president, he led efforts to reform the criminal justice system, provide legal assistance to unaccompanied immigrant children, improve support for victims of domestic violence and strengthen the rule of law globally.

Wofford’s annual Constitution Day lecture series is named for Dr. Linton R. Dunson Jr., the founding chair of the college’s Department of Government. He served on Wofford’s faculty for 42 years, 1966-2008.

Past lecturers include Akhil Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University; Dr. Gordon Wood, Professor Emeritus of History at Brown University; as well as legal practitioners like former South Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Costa Pleicones ’65 and Senior Judge Dennis Shedd ’75 of the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.