The Hon. Elizabeth Preston Deavers will present the keynote address at the 2013 Capital University Law School commencement and hooding ceremony May 19.Deavers, a 1994 graduate of the Law School, was appointed to an eight-year term as U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Ohio on March 15, 2010.Approximately 168 juris doctor students and five Master of Laws and Master of Taxation students are expected to graduate at the event, to be held at 2 p.m. at the Palace Theater, 34 E. Broad St., Columbus.Deavers received her juris doctor from Capital University Law School in 1994. She was editor-in-chief of the Law Review and a member of the Order of the Curia. She received her bachelor of arts in political science with a minor in philosophy from The Ohio State University in 1989. She entered private practice in 1994 as an attorney in the litigation department of the Columbus office of Bricker & Eckler, LLP. From 1997 to 2000, she served as a term law clerk to United States District Judge Edmund A. Sargus, Jr. She returned to Bricker & Eckler after her term clerkship. During her years in private practice, she was involved in complex commercial federal practice, ERISA, False Claims Act proceedings, asset-based health care financing, occupational safety and health law, workers’ compensation defense, civil rights litigation and class action practice. She returned to the court as Judge Sargus’s career law clerk in 2002, where she served until taking the bench in 2010.Deavers also is a member and former president of the Columbus Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.
Capital University Law School seeking nominees for 2013 Hall of Honor
Capital University Law School is accepting
nominations for the 2013 inductees into the Hall of Honor, a place that
permanently honors the dedication and contributions of outstanding alumni,
friends, faculty and staff of the Law School.
will be planned for this fall. This will be the third group of people inducted.
eligible, an honoree may be living or deceased. Alumni must have graduated at
least 15 years ago, although nominees to the Hall of Honor also may be
non-alumni with a long-term affinity with or connection to the Law School.
Professors and staff considered for nomination must have taught or been
employed at the Law School for at least 15 years.
selected for the Hall of Honor, candidates must have reached and remained at
the pinnacle of their field long enough to demonstrate perseverance and
maturation, or must have effected a profound positive influence on the Law
School in the years since graduation.
Nominations are due by July 1. For complete
information and a nomination form, go to www.law.capital.edu/HallofHonor/.
The 2013 Wells Conference will explore issues and conflicts that arise in
various contexts when determining the best interests of a child and consider
innovative ways of resolving those issues. Our speakers and topics this year
include: The New Face of Family and Children’s Best
InterestsAnnette Appell, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the
Civil Justice Clinic, Washington University LawCynthia R. Mabry, Professor
of Law, Howard University School of LawLynne Marie Kohm, John Brown
McCarty Professor of Family Law, Regent University School of LawMellisa
Holtzman, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Ball State
UniversityAssisted Reproduction Technology and Children’s Best
InterestsAngela Upchurch, Professor of Law, Capital University
Law School Denise Bierly, The American Academy of Adoption
AttorneysThe Indian Child Welfare Act and Children’s Best
InterestsMarcia Yablon-Zug, Associate Professor of Law,
University of South Carolina School of LawRepresentation of the
Child and Children’s Best InterestsMegan Chaney, Director of
Clinical Programs and Experiential Learning and Associate Professor of Law,
University of Laverne College of LawGarry I. Bevel, American Bar
Association Center on Children and the Law6.5 CLE and Social Work
Counselor and Social Worker Continuing Education credit hours are requested. Registration
Fee:$75.00 - Attorneys Seeking CLE credit$60.00 -
Government/Non-profit Attorneys Seeking CLE credit$40.00 - All othersRegister online.
Jerry O. Allen to be honored as 2013 David D. White Award recipient
Jerry O. Allen, a 1984 Capital University Law School graduate and partner at Bricker & Eckler LLP, has been selected to be the 2013 David D. White Award recipient.
The reception will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at host Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP, in the Huntington Center, 41 S. High St., in Columbus. The event will be sponsored by the Capital University Law School African American Law Alumni Association and Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.The reception is $50 per person; $40 of that cost is a tax-deductible contribution to the David D. White Scholarship Endowment.
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