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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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Nevada State Senator Chosen as New Senate Minority Leader

Alumnus and Nev. State Senator Aaron Ford ’01 was recently elected senate minority leader of the Nevada Senate for the 2015 legislative session.

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Grassbaugh wins diversity award for service to veterans

3L Jenna Grassbaugh was honored with the university’s Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award, which recognizes three to five faculty, students, or staff each year from across the university. Grassbaugh founded the Jonathan D. Grassbaugh Veterans Project in honor of her late husband.

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Nevada state senator balances partnership, family

Aaron D. Ford ’01 is no stranger to balancing the opportunities and challenges that life can bring. After receiving his J.D. and Ph.D. degrees through a joint-degree program, Ford is now a partner at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. in Las Vegas, as well as Nevada State Senator, two experiences he described as both demanding and rewarding.

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WOSU to air ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’ film Tuesday

Professors and alumni from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and several Central Ohio leaders and residents read Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” as part of a moving film that will be broadcast on WOSU TV at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25.

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‘Why All the Fuss About the Washington Redskins?’

Student groups and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at the Moritz College of Law will present a panel discussion and reception on Jan. 29 on “Why All the Fuss About the Washington Redskins Football Team: The Intersection of Sports Money & Social Justice.”

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Professor to participate in Rosa Parks tribute

Professor Daniel P. Tokaji will take part in a panel discussion on WOSU-TV on Thursday as part of Ohio’s ninth annual Statewide Tribute to Rosa Parks. “The Power of One” event, presented by The Ohio State University, the Central Ohio Transit Authority, and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, will take place Thursday and Friday at COSI.

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Student builds his dreams

As a child, 3L Troy King was always fascinated by houses. His less-than-ideal childhood environment led him to envision nice homes as an escape to a better life. It was that early vision that motivated King to pursue his passion for real estate by establishing his own real estate company in 2004, and subsequently pursuing real estate law with the hopes of improving the lives of others.

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Diversity Week kicks off Monday, events planned daily

This year’s Diversity Week at the Moritz College of Law will feature a number of engaging events, panels, and speakers on topics like immigration, LGBT marriage, race, and criminal justice. All events, except for Tuesday’s discussion with LL.M. students, begin at noon in the Saxbe Auditorium, and lunch will be provided.

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Christopher Walker – Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action

Professor Christopher Walker previews Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action,  the challenge to an amendment to the Michigan constitution that bans the use of affirmative action by public universities. The case was argued before the United States Supreme Court [...]

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Zimmerman verdict topic of talk Friday

bell hooks, a distinguished visiting professor and internationally known author, will discuss the George Zimmerman verdict and its implications on race, gender, and equality at noon Oct. 4 in the Saxbe Auditorium. She will be interviewed by Sharon L. Davies, executive director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity.

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BLSA hosts regional event

The Moritz College of Law Black Law Students Association will be hosting the 2013 Midwest BLSA Academic Retreat on Saturday, Oct. 5. It serves as a gathering for BLSA chapters throughout the region.

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