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Ohio Northern University’s College of Law to host Law Review Symposium

Mar 23, 2011

The Ohio Northern University Law Review, in conjunction with the Fred L. Carhart Program in Legal Ethics, will hold its annual symposium on Wednesday, March 30, in the College of Law’s Moot Court Room. The symposium, “Crisis in the Legal Profession,” will feature several leading educators and practitioners who will discuss emerging ethical issues in civil procedure, the right to counsel, indigent defense, and the role of the trial in the pursuit of justice.
The first speaker, Eve Brensike Primus, is an assistant professor of law at the University of Michigan, where she teaches criminal law, criminal procedure and habeas corpus. She will speak on “The Illusionary Right to Counsel.” As a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, summa cum laude, Primus was the articles editor of the school’s law review, a board member for the Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competition, and the winner of the Henry M. Bates Memorial Scholarship Award, the law school’s highest honor.
Timothy Young will speak on the “Crisis of Indigent Defense.” Young received both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Dayton. After working in a private practice for two years, he became a public defender for Montgomery County. Within the Montgomery County Public Defender Office, he moved from assistant defender to manager of the Dayton Municipal Court division of the office before becoming the deputy director of the Public Defender Office in 2000. Along with serving on numerous boards and committees, Young has spent more than 10 years on the Committee on the Appointment of Counsel for Indigent Defendants in Capital Cases.
Michael Tiger’s speech is titled “Crisis in the Legal Profession: Don’t Mourn, Organize!” In his nearly 45 years of experience in the legal field, Tigar has represented clients such as The Washington Post, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Representative Ronald Dellums, Mobil Oil, and Fernando Chavez. Tigar was an associate and partner at Williams & Connolly and partner in his own firm, Tigar & Buffone. He has been acting professor of law at UCLA, chair in law at the University of Texas, and an endowed professor at Washington College of Law, where he is professor emeritus. He also has been a visiting professor at the Faculté de droit et des sciences politiques, Université Paul Cezanne, Aix-en-Provence. In his years in the legal field, Tigar has published more than a dozen books.
From Northwestern University School of Law, Robert Burns, author of “The Theory of a Trial,” will discuss “What Will We Lose if the Trial Vanishes?” In his years in the profession, Burns has held positions such as staff attorney for the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago, general counsel for the Illinois Legislative Commission to Revise the Public Aid Code, and various teaching jobs, for which he has won numerous awards. He received both his law degree and his Ph.D., with honors, from the University of Chicago.
Suzette Malveaux will speak on “Current Challenges in Civil Procedure in the Pursuit of Justice.” Malveaux teaches civil procedure, complex litigation, civil rights law, and fair employment law at the Catholic University of America School of Law. She has provided commentary on legal and constitutional issues for CNN, MSNBC, BET News, LAWCAST, WTTG-TV, Fox News Channel 5, and the Art Fennell Report and has published work on a variety of legal issues. Malveaux also has served as pro-bono counsel for victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot in Alexander v. State of Oklahoma.

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