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Lander to Host Federal Judge for Constitution Day Discussion

McfaddenPic.jpgThe community is invited to join the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Lander University for a Constitution Day discussion featuring Judge Trevor N. McFadden of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. This event will take place on Monday, Sept. 18, at 5:30 p.m. in the Abney Cultural Center Auditorium, and is free and open to the public.

The Honorable Trevor N. McFadden is a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Nominated by former President Donald J. Trump, he was confirmed by the Senate in 2017.

Judge McFadden earned a Bachelor of Arts from Wheaton College in Illinois, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law. He clerked for Judge Steven Colloton, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and then joined the United States Department of Justice, where he served as Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General and as Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia. Judge McFadden became a partner at Baker & McKenzie in Washington, D.C., where he focused on white collar investigations. After four years in private practice, he returned to the Justice Department, where he was Deputy Assistant Attorney General and acted as the second-in-command of the Criminal Division. Judge McFadden also has extensive experience in law enforcement as an officer with the Fairfax County, Virginia, Police Department and as a deputy sheriff in Madison County, Virginia.

Please visit for updates and to confirm event times and venues. For questions, please contact Dr. Ashley Woodiwiss, professor of political science and chair of the Department of Government, Criminology and Sociology, at 864-388-8136.

Support for this event comes in part from South Carolina Humanities. For more information, please visit