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Expert on Sotomayor Hearings to Speak at ONU

Sep 24, 2009
Dr. Kathryn Abrams will speak on "Empathy and Experience in the Sotomayor Hearings" to kick off the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law Dean's Lecture Series in the Moot Court Room on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, at 11:30 a.m.

This event is free and open to the public.

Abrams is the Herma Hill Kay distinguished professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley.

Abrams currently teaches jurisprudence, voting rights and constitutional law at Berkeley. Her scholarship has explored questions of employment discrimination, minority vote dilution and campaign finance, with the majority of her research in the area of feminist jurisprudence. She has also written on feminist methodology and epistemology and the jurisprudence of sexual harassment.

Before entering academia, Abrams clerked for Judge Frank M. Johnson of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. She has also taught at the law schools of Boston University, Indiana University Bloomington, Harvard University and Northwestern University. She was professor of law and associate professor of ethics and public life at Cornell University, where she also served as director of the women's studies program. She began teaching at Berkeley Law in 2001.


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