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Pettit College of Law to host Diversity Forum

Feb 6, 2012

The Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law’s 13th annual Diversity Forum will discuss “The 20-Year Legacy of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas” in the Celebrezze Moot Court Room 129 on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 11 a.m.

The ONU Black Law Students Association, in partnership with the Federalist Society, is sponsoring the event.

Scott Gerber, ONU professor of law, and Samuel Marcosson, professor of law at the University of Louisville, will dissect and give an analysis about Thomas’ impact since joining the U.S. Supreme Court in 1991.

Gerber is a senior research scholar in law and politics at the Social Philosophy and Policy Center. The Center is dedicated to the examination of public policy issues from philosophical and ethical perspectives. He has received Ohio Northern University’s Fowler V. Harper Award for excellence in legal scholarship three times. Gerber also is the author of “First Principles: The Jurisprudence of Clarence Thomas.”

Marcosson graduated from Yale Law School in 1986. After clerking for Judge George C. Pratt on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, he joined the staff at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington, D.C., In 2002, he published “Original Sin: Clarence Thomas and the Failure of the Constitutional Conservatives.” At the University of Louisville School of Law, Marcosson teaches Constitutional Law, Sexual Orientation and the Law, Employment Discrimination and Criminal Law.

For more information about this event, contact Ameerah McBride.

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