Constitution Day Lecture
Sunday, September 17th marked 230 years since the adoption of the U.S. Constitution in 1787. We invite you to join the College of Law’s celebration of that event with our annual Constitution Day Lecture. The Honorable Martha Craig Daughtrey, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, will speak on “The Increasing Significance of an Independent Judiciary.” Please welcome Judge Daughtrey in Room 114 at 12:10 P.M. on Monday, September 18th.
Martha Craig Daughtrey received both her B.A. (1964) and her J.D. (1968) from Vanderbilt University, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Order of the Coif. She is currently a member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, having been appointed to that position by President Clinton in 1993. Prior to that, she served as an associate justice on the Tennessee Supreme Court (1990-93) and as an associate judge on the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals (1975-90). Before her appointment to the bench, Judge Daughtrey was an assistant professor of law at Vanderbilt University (1972-75). Periodically, she has also served as a lecturer in law (1971-72) and as an adjunct professor of law (1982-83; 1988-90) at Vanderbilt. She was formerly an assistant district attorney in Nashville (1969-72) and an assistant U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee (1968-69). She has held leadership positions in the American Bar Association and the National Association of Women Judges and was a long-time faculty member of the Appellate Judges Seminar at New York University School of Law (1976-2014).