The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will host a Constitution Day assembly at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17. The free, public event will be held in the J.M. Ross Theatre of the Hathaway-Howard fine arts building.


A lecture will be given by André Douglas Pond Cummings, associate professor of law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) William H. Bowen School of Law. The topic will be “Hip-Hop and the Constitution.”


Cummings joined the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law faculty in 2018, teaching business organizations, contracts i and ii, corporate justice, entertainment law, and Hip Hop & the American Constitution, according to a news release.


Previously, Cummings was a visiting professor of law at The John Marshall Law School at Chicago, Illinois. He was interim dean, vice dean and founding associate dean for academic affairs at the Indiana Tech Law School and was professor of law at the West Virginia University College of Law.


Before his academic career, Cummings worked was a judicial law clerk for Chief Judge Joseph W. Hatchett of the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and for Justice Christine M. Durham of the Utah Supreme Court.


Cummings was recognized as Professor of the Year on numerous occasions including the University-wide Distinguished Professor Award by the West Virginia University Foundation.


Cummings holds a J.D. from Howard University School of Law where he graduated cum laude. Details: 870-575-8470.