Thursday, March 18, 2010

Next "Forum on the Law" Will Feature OSU Law Prof. Davies

I just learned that the next event in the Ohio Supreme Court's "Forum on the Law" lecture series will feature Ohio State Law Professor Sharon Davies, who will talk about her book, Rising Road, which recounts a racially charged murder and trial in the Jim Crow South of the 1920s.

Davies is John C. Elam/Vorys Sater Designated Professor of Law at Ohio State University. She served for five years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York. A specialist in criminal law and procedure, she has published widely in prominent law journals and served as chairperson of the Criminal Justice Section of the Association of American Law Schoold. This should be a good lecture. To reserve a seat, email or call 614-387-9267 by April 20.

Below is a video of the first Forum on the Law event last year. Notre Dame Professor Linda Przybyszewski discusses the tale of the Cincinnati Bible War. The case helped frame the national debate about church/state relations well into the 20th Century

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Congratulations to Indian Hill High School

Kudos to the hard working students of Indian Hill High School in Cincinnati who for the second straight year won the High School Mock Trial State Championship last week and will now advance to the national championship tournament this spring in Philadelphia.

We will all be pulling for them because if they succeed, Indian Hill will become the first Ohio team to win the national title.

Established in 1983 by the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (OCLRE) as a statewide educational program, the Ohio Mock Trial Program is designed to help students become aware of their constitutional rights and responsibilities. Sponsors of the OCLRE include the Supreme Court of Ohio, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, the Ohio State Bar Association and the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation.

For those unable to watch the final round live pitting Indian Hill against Sylvania Southview High School on the Ohio Channel on Saturday, it will be rebroadcast on the following days and times:

•At 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 18; Saturday, March 20; Friday, March 26; and Sunday, March 28
•At 5 a.m. on Friday, March 19; Sunday, March 21; Saturday, March 27; and Monday, March 29

Congratulations to these champions on a job well done and good luck in Philladelphia!