44th Annual Law Review Symposium

"The Impact of Race on a Criminal Case" - Virtual Event

Sponsored by the Ohio Northern University Law Review and the Carhart Program in Legal Ethics



Friday, March 19, 2021

8:45 a.m. – 9 a.m. Registration

9 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Introductory Remarks

9:15 a.m. – 10 a.m. Dr. Shaun L. Gabbidon, Penn State Harrisburg

Race, Crime, and the Law: A Sociohistorical Analysis

Civic Charity and the Constitution

Civic Charity and the Constitution

Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 12-1 p.m.
Sponsored by the ONU Law Student Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, the Honorable Thomas B. Griffith, Retired Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, will speak on the need to place community over political tribalism in pursuit of a common good.

Carhart Lecture - Richard Painter

Emoluments and other Financial Conflicts of Interest in the Age of Trump


Professor Richard W. Painter received his B.A., summa cum laude, in history from Harvard University and his J.D. from Yale University, where he was an editor of the Yale Journal on Regulation. Following law school, he clerked for Judge John T. Noonan Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and later practiced at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City and Finn Dixon & Herling in Stamford, Conn.

Dean's Lecture - Brian Kalt

The Many Misconceptions About Section 4 of the 25th Amendment

When a fictional U.S. President’s grip on power is threatened in books, TV shows, and films, Section 4 of the 25th Amendment takes center stage. But Section 4’s text is confusing in places and it leaves several crucial questions unanswered without outside information. Section 4’s portrayal by Hollywood—sensationalized and often inaccurate—has not helped matters. This lecture will provide the basics, dispel the confusion, and debunk some common misunderstandings about Section 4.

2020 PAD CLE

Join us for a virtual CLE presentation

Phi Alpha Delta CLE: Ethics, Professionalism and Substance Abuse

Saturday, October 24, 2020

The annual PAD CLE will take place virtually through Zoom.  The CLE is pending approval by the Ohio Supreme Court for 2.5 hours of Professional Conduct, including Substance Abuse, Ethics and Professionalism.


Schedule of Events: 

9:00 a.m.



9:15 a.m.

State of the Law School Address

Ryan Johnson

Ryan Johnson is laser focused on becoming an environmental attorney and combating climate change. By utilizing the levers of the legal system, he wants to help sustain biosystems and keep planet Earth habitable for future generations. “I’m like a dog with a bone when I am passionate about an issue,” he says.

Akendita Amoro


Akendita Amoro, JD`20 never imagined herself living in a country other than her native Ghana. But when it came to her in prayer to attend law school at Ohio Northern University, the deeply faithful Amoro could not ignore it. Despite her fear of the unknown and the well-intentioned concerns of her family, she took a leap of faith.