News & Events
In June, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down — on constitutional privacy grounds — a Texas law that made same-sex sexual conduct a crime. The decision in Lawrence v. Texas has generated debates on the future of lesbian and gay rights, re-igniting decades-old legal and cultural battles over the constitutional roles of privacy and equality in America. On November 7, 2003, nationally and internationally known constitutional law scholars will participate in one of the most comprehensive symposia exploring the issues surrounding Lawrence v. Texas.
Four professors from The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law will look at the ongoing Internet "Copyright Wars" during a panel discussion on Tuesday, October 14. Professor Edward Lee will moderate the Noon discussion, "Is Downloading Theft? Legal Perspectives on the Copyright Wars." Professors Sheldon Halpern, Peter Swire, and Douglas Berman will serve as panelists.
Daniel Tokaji, assistant professor at The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law and co-counsel for four civil rights groups charging discrimination in the California recall election, will moderate a panel discussion that looks at "The California Recall Election: Legal Issues and Implications."
As the nation's population continues to age, one of the biggest challenges the country faces is providing retirement security for the elderly. At their annual symposium, the Ohio State Law Journal and the Moritz College of Law explored legal, economic, and social policies for meeting that challenge. The symposium, "Public Policy for Retirement Security in the 21st Century," was held April 11 in the Saxbe Auditorium.
Sodomy laws in relation to equal protection, the right to privacy, and the 1986 case of Bowers v. Hardwick, which upheld Georgia's sodomy law, will be the focus of a panel discussion at the Moritz College of Law on April 1. The discussion, "From Hardwick to Lawrence: Sodomy Laws and GLBT Equality in the New Century," will be held at 4 p.m. in the Saxbe Auditorium in Drinko Hall, 55 West 12th Avenue.
Apr. 1, 2003
War in Iraq: Now and What's Next
In an effort to educate the community on issues regarding the war in Iraq, The Ohio State University is hosting a panel discussion, titled "War in Iraq: Now and What's Next," from Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 in Drinko Hall, 55 West 12th Avenue. The event is sponsored by the university's Mershon Center, which promotes the interdisciplinary study of international security and public policy, and the Moritz College of Law.
Mar. 7, 2003
Iraq, The U.N. and The Threat of War
The legal issues surrounding the ongoing struggle with Iraq will be the topic of a panel discussion at the Moritz College of Law on March 7. A four-member panel of Moritz professors will lead a discussion on "Iraq, The U.N. and The Threat of War," and each will discuss the implications of the threat of war with Iraq and the relationship of the United States to the United Nations.