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Join the Moritz College of Law’s

Program on Law and Leadership for a panel discussion on

Community Unrest and Community Leadership

12:10 p.m., Thursday, September 22, 2016, Saxbe Auditorium

In an era of increasing discord in communities in all parts of the country, the panel will discuss:

What should local leaders do in the midst of community unrest?

What plans should they make during more tranquil times?

What special contributions can lawyer-leaders make in both situations?

In addition, they will examine the unique challenges faced by communities given the current controversies, and share best practices of what local and lawyer-leaders are doing to meet them. Special focus will be on how to forge collaboration amongst a multitude of stakeholders.



Grande Lum, Former Director, U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service; Director, Divided Community Project, OSU Moritz College of Law: The lawyer who led the federal mediation that intervened in Ferguson, MO, Baltimore, Sanford, Florida, and elsewhere

Barbara Langhenry, Director of Law, City of Cleveland: The attorney who guided the Cleveland Law Department during the demonstrations surrounding the Republican National Convention last summer in Cleveland.

Carl Smallwood, Partner, Vorys Sater Seymour & Pease LLP; past president, National Conference of Bar Presidents: The attorney who chairs a local Columbus effort to take advantage of tranquil times to plan ahead, and to enhance trust among communities within the larger community.


Nancy Rogers, Director, Program on Law and Leadership, Professor Emeritus, OSU Moritz College of Law


The OSU Moritz College of Law’s: Program on Law and Leadership; Divided Community Project; Program on Dispute Resolution; Program on Law and Government; Democracy Studies; as well as the Truancy Mediation Project and Dispute Resolution and Youth.


A box lunch will be provided for the first 100 attendees.

To register: link needed

For additional information, contact Mary Rose Sullivan, Coordinator, Program on Law and Leadership, at; or 614-247-8879

2016-2017 PLL Orientation and Registration Luncheon

August 25, 2016

New students: You don’t want to miss this event at the Barrister Club!  You’ll get great food, information on the Program on Law and Leadership’s slate of exciting guests and events, and you’ll hear from upper class students about leadership and share their experiences in the Program.

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