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Affirmative Action In Twenty-Five Years?
Symposium to discuss the challenge set forth by the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling in Grutter v. Bollinger
February 15, 2005
Many of the nation's preeminent scholars will gather later this month at Ohio State's Moritz College of Law to discuss the challenge set forth by the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling in Grutter v. Bollinger, which suggested that in another 25 years, affirmative action may not be necessary to achieve diversity in higher education.
The symposium, co-sponsored by the Ohio State Law Journal, the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Policy Studies (formerly Center for Law, Policy, and Social Science), will be held Thursday and Friday, February 24-25, 2005 at the Moritz College of Law, 55 W. 12th Avenue.
Charles Ogletree, professor of law at Harvard University and outspoken civil rights attorney, will present the keynote address on Friday, February 25.
In addition, nearly 20 preeminent scholars, attorneys, and education professionals will speak on various panels throughout the two-day symposium.
Panel topics include "The Current State of Affirmative Action," "The Practicality and Legitimacy of the Challenge," "New and Emerging Education Reform Trends," and "Implementing Change to Meet Our Goals."
The Supreme Court of Ohio has approved the program for up to seven continuing legal education (CLE) hours. For more information or to register to attend, please contact the Ohio State Law Journal at (614) 292-6829.
Online participation by both individuals and groups such as classrooms is encouraged. Please contact the Ohio State Law Journal at (614) 292-6829 to register for online participation. Each on-line participant will receive an e-mail address which can be used to direct questions to the panelists during the event.
Since 1891, the Moritz College of Law has played a leading role in the legal profession through countless contributions made by alumni and faculty. Graduates of the school reside in all 50 states and 20 other countries and include justices of the state supreme court justices, federal district and circuit court judges, current and former U.S. senators and representatives, state attorney s general, managing partners in law firms of all sizes, chief executive officers of Fortune 500 corporations, and attorneys with nonprofit organizations and public interest law firms.