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Inaugural Lecture of Carhart Program to Discuss Ethics and Equality

Apr 23, 2008
The Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law presents Carrie Menkel-Meadow, who will discuss "Treating Unlike Cases Differently: The Ethics of Equality and Cultural Variation in Legal Process Pluralism" during the inaugural lecture of the Carhart Program in Legal Ethics. The lecture will be held in the College of Law's Moot Court Room at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 25. This event is free and open to the public.

The lecture will focus on ethics and equality in treating unlike cases differently and will explore how modern life presents cultural differences and variations in the treatment of legal, social, political, moral and emotional issues.

Menkel-Meadow is an A.B. Chettle Jr. Professor of Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure, director of the Hewlett-Georgetown program in conflict resolution and legal problem solving at Georgetown University Law Center, and the chair of the Georgetown-CPR Commission on Ethics and Standards in alternative dispute resolution.

As a leading expert in alternate dispute resolution, legal ethics, feminist legal theory and women in the legal profession, Menkel-Meadow has traveled the globe teaching, researching and speaking on these topics. Additionally, she has authored numerous books and more than 100 articles and currently is editing a three-volume series on complex (multiparty, multi-issue) dispute resolution for Ashgate Press.

The Fred L. Carhart Memorial Program in Legal Ethics was established at the College of Law in 2007. The endowment to fund the program came from the estate of ONU alumnus Dwight L. Carhart in memory of his father, Fred L. Carhart, also an ONU alumnus and lifelong attorney in Marion, Ohio. The program brings to Ohio Northern eminent scholars, jurists and lawyers to actively engage in lectures, seminars and panel discussions for the benefit of students, the college and University communities, and the public, as well as the bench and bar.
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