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Being a judge today has been described as "the madness in the shadows of modern life." Federal procedural legislation, calls for judicial accountability, and even violence against judges that has shaken courtroom security around the country are among the issues facing the judiciary. Meanwhile, an increasingly contentious judicial nomination process that has seen filibusters, proposals to change Senate rules, and attempts to discredit judicial nominees continues through the summer and should not be underestimated in the effect it may have on judges and the judiciary.
Oct. 31, 2005
All Deliberate Speed: Brown II, the Promise Deferred
How did and does the 1955 U.S. Supreme Court's articulation of "with all deliberate speed" affect the American school system? Please join Ohio State's Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, Moritz College of Law and Office of Minority Affairs on Monday, Oct. 31, 2005 from 11 a.m. – noon and 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., for All Deliberate Speed: Brown II, the Promise Deferred – a two-part symposium featuring a presentation and panel discussions on the significance of Brown v. Board of Education II.
Oct. 20, 2005
Awareness, Agenda, and Action
"Awareness, Agenda, and Action" is the theme of the Latino Law Summit to be held at the Moritz College of Law on October 20, 2005. Sponsored by the Moritz Law Hispanic Law Students Association, the conference will feature Professor Gerald Torres as the keynote speaker. Symposium participants will examine contemporary Latino issues including guest worker programs and immigration policy, the Latino role in the political process, and education and economic attainment.
Oct. 11, 2005
Justice Blackmun and the Common Law Tradition
The Moritz College's inaugural Harry A. Blackmun Lecture will be featured as a part of the Mentoring and More @ Moritz Program. The Honorable Diane P. Wood, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, will discuss "Justice Blackmun and the Common Law Tradition."
During the 2004 election, the issue of independent election administration repeatedly emerged as a topic in need of concentrated study and attention. On a number of occasions in many states, questions arose about the appropriate roles of elected secretaries of state in the implementation of voting laws and the supervision of the polling places, and whether these election administration duties might or should be conducted by nonpartisan or bipartisan entities. Meanwhile, lurking beneath the surface of many of the 2004 congressional and state legislative races were questions about how the district boundaries had been drawn, and the impact of the redistricting process on political competition and the public policy debate.
When Illinois Governor George Ryan emptied Illinois' death row in January 2003, his actions put a new face on when and to whom clemency should be accorded. It's a topic that Amherst College Professor Austin Sarat will examine when he presents the Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law on Friday, April 22.
Mar. 31, 2005
Nina Totenberg on Justice Harry A. Blackmun
National Public Radio's award-winning legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, who had exclusive broadcaster access to the late Justice Harry A. Blackmun's papers prior to their publication, takes questions from four Moritz faculty who clerked for the late Justice.
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) will hold a public hearing on the use of provisional voting in the 2004 election cycle on February 23 in Columbus, Ohio. The hearing will be held from 1:00-5:00 PM at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.
The University Distinguished Lecture Series was inaugurated in 1996 as one of the University’s highest honors for a senior faculty member. The lectureship is awarded in recognition of outstanding academic achievement, particularly, but not exclusively, in research, scholarship, or creative activity. The President’s and Provost’s Advisory Committee reviews nominations and recommends candidates to the President and Provost for final selection.
The Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution symposium examines the intersection of legal ethics and ADR. The opening panel presents a baseline, exploring the current standards and guidelines governing lawyers and ADR and assessing their adequacy. The mid-morning panel then looks to the future and discusses the potential for new ethical regulations better suited for ADR. In the afternoon, the presenters turn from the ideal to the practical. This panel focuses on suggestions for practitioners and third-party neutrals on how to avoid the pitfalls inherent in a world where legal ethics and alternative dispute resolution collide.