The Fred L. Carhart Memorial Program in Legal Ethics
The Fred L. Carhart Memorial Program in Legal Ethics was established at the College of Law in 2007. The program brings eminent scholars, jurists, and lawyers to Ohio Northern to actively engage in lectures, seminars, and panel discussions for the benefit of our students, the college and university communities, and the public, as well as the bench and bar. The Carhart program will fund lectures and symposia in alternating years. The first lecture was held in 2007-2008.
About the Carhart Family
The endowment to fund the program came from the estate of Dwight L. Carhart (JD ‘47) in memory of his father. Fred L. Carhart (BS 1902), for whom the program is named, was a lifelong attorney in Marion, Ohio, until his death in 1948. His son, Dwight L. Carhart, passed away in 2005 in Hendersonville, NC. Dwight originally enrolled in the College of Law, but then left to join the US Army where he fought in the European Theater. He returned to ONU and graduated in 1947. His wife, Ruth, was a housemother in Turner Hall at ONU while Dwight attended law school. Following graduation, he practiced law in Marion and served as assistant prosecutor. Dwight was a JAG officer and Captain in the Army during the Korean War. He later worked for the Federal Trade Commission and then for General Electric until his retirement in 1979. Dwight made several visits back to Ohio Northern and attended the Law College War Years’ Reunion in 1989. The Carharts donated several notable items to Ohio Northern during their lifetimes including an Early American China tea service, first edition McGuffey Readers, and military records.
Lecture in odd years (beginning 2007-08)
Symposium in even years (beginning 2008-09)