Briefing Room

civil rights


Davies is Recipient of 2015 YWCA Women of Achievement Award

Sharon L. Davies, Gregory H. Williams Chair in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and Director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, is the recipient of a 2015 YWCA Women of Achievement Award, which was established three decades ago to honor female leaders in central Ohio.

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Anita Hill to Visit OSU for 2-Day Symposium

Members of The Ohio State University community will have the chance to hear the story of Anita Hill, a woman who unwittingly became synonymous with one of the biggest political scandals of the last century, during a two-day symposium titled “From Anita Hill to the White House Task Force on Sexual Assault,” in November.

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Q&A with Jason Luebbers ’15

Jason Luebbers ’15 was one of several Moritz law students and alumni who served as legal observers at an Oct. 18 “What is Justice? – Rally at the Statehouse.” The event was organized to protest the absence of an indictment in the Aug. 5 shooting death of John Crawford III by police officers at a Beavercreek, Ohio Wal-Mart.

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Entablature of Supreme Court ca. 1993 Washington, DC, USA

Civil clinic wins civil rights, torts case

The Moritz Civil Law Clinic won a civil-rights-tort suit against the state of Ohio for an incarcerated client after she alleged the state prison system failed to treat her medical records with care, and as a result, the entire prison learned of her HIV+ status.

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NSA feature

NSA surveillance program focus of ‘draft symposium’

A journal led by faculty and students at Moritz has launched an online “working draft symposium” on the surveillance programs of the National Security Agency. “NSA Surveillance: Issues of Security, Privacy, and Civil Liberty” is only the second symposium in the wake of recent revelations on NSA’s bulk collection of data about Americans’ telephone and Internet communications.

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OSLJ cover feature

Symposium to focus on torts, civil rights law

The Ohio State Law Journal will explore the theoretical and doctrinal affinities and clashes between tort and anti-discrimination law at a Nov. 15 symposium, “Torts and Civil Rights Law: Migration and Conflict.” Tort law is playing a more prominent role in statutory interpretation under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).

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Kirwan Institute celebrates 10th anniversary

The Kirwan Institute celebrates its 10th anniversary on June 13, 2013 with an all-day event entitled “The Next Ten Years of Work” at the Ohio Union.

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CBA to honor Moritz faculty, alumnus

The Columbus Bar Association will present the Liberty Bell Awards to two professors at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in June.

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Chamallas given Distinguished Scholar Award

Professor Martha Chamallas, the Robert J. Lynn Chair in Law, has received The Ohio State University’s Distinguished Scholar Award.

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Summit on Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice to take place Oct. 26

The public is invited to the conference on Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice when it arrives at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law on Oct. 26. Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice is a multipart conference taking place at [...]

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Institute’s work mirrors director’s own story of success

Sharon Davies is passionate about the mission of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity because she believes her life is proof of its fundamen­tal philosophy: Individual success is only partly attributable to character; it also is [...]

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Davies to lead Kirwan Institute

Professor Sharon L. Davies has been selected as the next director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University, replacing founding executive director john powell, who leaves the institute’s top leadership position [...]

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