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Harold C. Schott Scholarship Award Lecture

Harold C. Schott Scholarship Award Lecture

"Creon's Ghost: Three Faces of Justice"

Joseph TomainPresented by
Joseph P. Tomain, Dean Emeritus and the Wilbert and Helen Ziegler Professor of Law

Date: September 23, 2010
Time: 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Location: UC College of Law, Room 114
1 hour of CLE credit has been approved for Ohio and Kentucky

University of Cincinnati College of Law Professor Joseph P. Tomain will present a lecture “Creon’s Thost: Three Faces of Justice,” based on his recently released book Creon’s Ghost: Law, Justice and the Humanities. This lecture will examine the relationship between law and justice. We experience laws that are unjust. How, then, do we reconcile our desire for justice and our experience of unjust human laws? Dean Tomain will discuss his book and describe, through the use of examples from the humanities, principally literature and philosophy, how the western tradition has taken, at various times, three distinct paths in an attempt to reconcile law and justice.

Dean Emeritus Tomain received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his law degree from The George Washington University. After practicing general litigation in new Jersey, he began his teaching career at Drake University School of Law. After joining the UC Law faculty in 1987, he eventually became dean of the law school, serving for 15 years. He has written extensively in the energy law field, along with law in literature and philosophy. He is currently finishing Ending Dirty Energy Policy: Prelude to Climate Change, which will be published soon.

About the Award
The Harold C. Schott Schoalrship Award recognized outstanding reearch and scholarly achievement by a member of the faculty of the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

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