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ONU Law to hold debate on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage

Sep 18, 2015

Ohio Northern University’s Pettit College of Law presents a debate on the constitutionality of Obergefell v. Hodges (same-sex marriage case) in the Celebrezze Moot Court Room on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m.

The event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the ONU Law’s Federalist Society and LAMBDA.  

Lee Strang, professor of law at the University of Toledo, and Joanne Brant, professor of law at Ohio Northern University, will offer their interpretations of this historic case. 

Strang joined the faculty of the University of Toledo College of Law in summer 2008. Before that, he was a visiting professor at Michigan State University College of Law and an associate professor at Ave Maria School of Law. Prior to teaching, Strang served as a judicial clerk for Judge Alice M. Batchelder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. He also was an associate for Jenner & Block LLP in Chicago, where he practiced in general and appellate litigation. Strang has published in the fields of constitutional law and interpretation, property law, and religion and the First Amendment.

Prior to joining the faculty at ONU, Brant practiced law in Cleveland, Ohio, with the firms of Thompson, Hine & Flory and Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, where she specialized in labor and employment litigation. From 1986-87, she clerked for Chief Justice Pierce Lively of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in Danville, KY. Brant has served on the attorney general’s Ethics and Professional Responsibility Advisory Council, on an ABA site inspection team in 2000, and as chair of the AALS Section on Law and Religion in 2001.