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2013 Robert S. Marx Lecture with Professor Deborah L. Rhode

From Platitudes to Priorities: Diversity and Gender Equity in the Legal Profession

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
12:15-1:15 p.m. - Room 114

CLE: 1 hour of general CLE has been submitted to Ohio and Kentucky, and approval is expected.

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Coffee Corner: "A Conversation with Deborah Rhode: From Principles to Practice".  This event will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the Crow's Nest.

The University of Cincinnati College of Law is honored to present Professor Deborah L. Rhode as the 2013 Robert S. Marx Lecturer. Rhode is the Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law, the director of the Center on the Legal Profession, and the director of the Program in Law and Social Entrepreneurship at Stanford University. She is the former chair of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession, the former founding director of Stanford’s Center on Ethics, a former trustee of Yale University, and the former director of Stanford’s Institute for Research on Women and Gender. Professor Rhode also served as senior counsel to the minority members of the Judiciary Committee, the United States House of Representatives, on presidential impeachment issues during the Clinton administration. She has received the White House’s Champion of Change award for a lifetime’s work in increasing access to justice. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and vice chair of the board of Legal Momentum (formerly the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund).

Professor Rhode graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Yale College and received her legal training from Yale Law School. After clerking for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, she joined the Stanford faculty. She is the author or coauthor of over twenty books and 250 articles. She also serves as a columnist for the National Law Journal and has published editorials in the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Slate. Recent publications include The Beauty Bias, Women and Leadership, Legal Ethics, Gender and Law, Moral Leadership, and Access to Justice.

About the Marx Lecture

The Robert S. Marx Lecture was established by Judge Robert S. Marx to enrich the curriculum of the College of Law by bringing eminent scholars from various fields of law to lecture and interact with faculty and students. Judge Marx was a graduate of the College of Law and an outstanding member of the Cincinnati Bar for 51 years. The Lecture was endowed in 1989 through the generosity of the Robert S. Marx Testamentary Trustees.