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Rhonda Rivera to Speak on History and Current State of Sexual Orientation Law March 2
Event will be held at noon in room 348
March 1, 2007
Rhonda Rivera, professor emerita of the Moritz College of Law, will return to Moritz to speak on the history and the current state of sexual orientation law at noon on Friday, March 2, 2007 in room 348.
Professor Rivera is the legal scholar who created sexual orientation law in 1979 with the publication of her article Our Straight-Laced Judges: The Legal Position of Homosexual Persons in the United States, 30 Hastings L.J. 799.
Since then, she has authored numerous articles on sexual orientation law and AIDS law and has won countless awards, including the Stoney Award for Outstanding Leadership from Stonewall Union, The Ohio Department of Health Director's Award for AIDS Service, and the YWCA's Woman of Achievement Award.
Professor Rivera taught at the Moritz College of Law from 1976 to 1995.