Professor Nancy Rogers
On April 23, Professor Nancy Rogers of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, will speak at Akron Law as part of the Joseph G. Miller and William C. Becker Institute for Professional Responsibility Speaker Series.
Her topic entitled, “We’re Not Yesterday’s Coffee: The Most Rewarding Aspects of Being a Lawyer,” will address lawyers weighing in on the ways Americans could more constructively engage with each other about matters of difference. Recent examples include Attorney General Eric Holder’s speech on conversations about race and Ohio State Bar Association President Gary Leppla’s statements concerning campaign rhetoric about legal practice. Professor Rogers will ask, “If we, as lawyers, are ready to offer our expertise, voice, and leadership on these issues, what are some opportunities that we could seize?”
The lecture will be held at 4 p.m. in Room 152 and is free and open to the public.
Professor Rogers served as Ohio Attorney General from May 28, 2008 to Jan. 6, 2009, when she re-joined the OSU law faculty. She was Dean of the OSU Moritz College of Law from 2001-08. Just prior to that, she served two years as OSU’s Vice Provost for Academic Administration. Professor Rogers was president of the AALS in 2007.