Center for Constitutional Liberty | Benedictine College

Center for Constitutional Liberty

The Center for Constitutional Liberty’s mission is to renew and advance understanding of the founding principles of the United States of America so that our nation’s unique experiment in self-government will inspire, inform and direct new generations of Americans.

Following the Transforming Culture in America Strategic Plan, the Center for Constitutional Liberty provides for the following key areas of Formation, Extension and Profession.

Formation

  • Constitutional Fellows will participate in seminars on the Foundations of American Constitutionalism. 
  • The Center will sponsor speakers and other events available to the entire campus community.
  • The Center will host a nationally competitive Moot Court program.

Extension

  • Podcast – In conjunction with the Ex Corde Center for Catholic Media, the Center for Constitutional Liberty will recruit on and off campus guests to participate in a regular podcast on contemporary issues related to constitutional principles.
  • The Center will recruit participants for a dedicated track in the annual Symposium on Transforming Culture.
  • The Center will develop materials for teaching civics in the home and provide workshops for home educators and others to learn more.

Profession

  • In the “B.C. in D.C.” program, Constitutional Fellows will receive assistance in accessing internship opportunities in Washington D.C. and in other locations with government agencies, political organizations, or other public-service related options.   

Director

Dr. Kevin Vance

Dr. Kevin Vance earned his BA in Government from Claremont McKenna College and his Ph.D. in Constitutional Studies and Political Theory from the University of Notre Dame. Most recently he has been a Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Professor at Clemson University in the Department of Political Science and the Lyceum Program, and prior to that a Forbes Postdoctoral Research Associate in the James Madison Program at Princeton University.

Location