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OSLJ Symposium: Facing Opioids: Drug Enforcement and Health Policy in Today’s Epidemic

September 23, 2018 | Events

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On Friday, October 19th, the Ohio State Law Journal will be hosting its annual all-day symposium at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.  This year’s symposium is titled, Facing Opioids: Drug Enforcement and Health Policy in Today’s Epidemic. Experts and scholars will discuss the opioid epidemic that is impacting countless families and dominating news headlines across the country.

Tentative Symposium Schedule


8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.: Breakfast and Check-In

9 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.: Introduction

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.: Keynote Speaker: Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor of the Ohio Supreme Court

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Coffee and Donut Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.: Panel Breakout Session

  • Panel I: The Cost of the War on Drugs
  • Panel II: The Problems Associated with the Opioid Epidemic Throughout the Country – Particularly in Ohio

11:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Buffer/Break Time

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.: Lunch

1 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Buffer/Break/Return Time

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Panel Breakout Session

  • Panel III: The Efficiency of the Drug Bans
  • Panel IV:  The Civil Drug Crisis in the United States

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Coffee & Dessert Break

2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Panel (Saxbe)

  • Panel V: The Future of the Problems Associated with the Opioid Epidemic

4 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.: Closing Remarks