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