Stratton to speak at Law Day Celebration
Dr. Lawrence M. Stratton, Visiting Director of the Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership at Waynesburg University, will serve as the keynote speaker for the Greene County Bar Association’s annual Law Day celebration Wednesday, May 4. His address will take place at 10:30 a.m. in the large courtroom of the Greene County Courthouse in Waynesburg, Pa. Stratton will speak on the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s theme, “Freedom Rocks.”
Stratton will highlight a number of Pennsylvania’s unique contributions to American freedom through the constitutional insights of William Penn and Benjamin Franklin. According to Stratton, Law Day began in 1958 when President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed Law Day to strengthen America’s commitment to liberty, justice and equality under the law.
In addition to his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, Stratton holds a Ph.D. in Christian Social Ethics and a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Finance.
The Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership at Waynesburg University seeks to encourage critical reflection and transformation of the ethical state of global politics, bringing insights from the U.S. Constitution’s Founding Era and Christianity to bear in the contemporary public square.
Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three adult centers located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and is one of only 27 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.