Judge Marvin Quattlebaum Jr., who sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, will deliver this year’s Linton R. Dunson Constitution Day Lecture.

Quattlebaum will speak at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, in Leonard Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

“We are fortunate to bring the distinguished Judge Marvin Quattlebaum to our campus for the Constitution Day lecture,” says Dr. David Alvis, associate professor of government and international affairs. “He is an exemplary speaker given his fidelity to the Constitution in his decision making on the bench. His extensive knowledge of the law and meticulous attention to the details of cases serve as a model of the type of legal mind we hope to cultivate among our students.”

Quattlebaum was elevated to the Court of Appeals in 2018. He was previously a judge on the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. Before becoming a judge, he was a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in Columbia, South Carolina.

Judge Donald Coggins of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina and South Carolina Supreme Court Justice Gary Hill ’86 will lead a conversation with Quattlebaum after his talk.

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, Senior Judge Dennis Shedd ’75 of the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and William C. Hubbard, dean of the University of South Carolina School of Law.