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Moritz to host biennial Elizabeth D. Gee Distinguished Lecture in Ethics
April 3, 2012
Contact: Barbara Peck, (614) 292-0283
A leading scholar and author in the fields of legal ethics and gender, law, and public policy will be the featured speaker for the 2012 Elizabeth D. Gee Distinguished Lecture in Ethics, held May 3 at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.
Deborah L. Rhode, the Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law and director of the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession at Stanford University, will focus on why diversity is an ethical imperative and the stalled progress for women and minorities in leadership levels in the American work force in her talk, “From Platitudes to Priorities: Diversity and Gender Equity in the Workplace.”
Rhode has penned more than 20 books, including The Beauty Bias, Women and Leadership, and Moral Leadership. She is the founding president of the International Association of Legal Ethics, former president of the Association of American law Schools, and former chair of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession.
She also served as senior counsel to minority members of the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary on presidential impeachment proceedings during the Clinton Administration. Rhode also served as a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.
The lecture will be co-sponsored by Moritz and the Department of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies. It will take place at 4:30 p.m. in the William B. Saxbe Law Auditorium in Drinko Hall.
The Elizabeth D. Gee Distinguished Lecture in Ethics is held every two years and honors Elizabeth Duston Gee, a senior research associate for Women’s Studies in the 1990s. The late wife of President E. Gordon Gee, she left an enduring legacy as a scholar and educator, especially in her commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration.
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