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October 31, 2013

Panel Presentation Set on ‘The Spirit, Letter and Impact of the Law’

Elizabeth Hoyes Esinhart, director of Old Dominion's Interdisciplinary Studies Teacher Preparation Program, will moderate a panel presentation Monday, Nov. 4, on "The Spirit, Letter and Impact of the Law." It will be from 6-8 p.m. in the Hampton/Newport News Room of Webb Center.

Joining ODU's Donald Smith, associate professor of sociology and criminal justice, on the panel will be attorneys Douglas A. Ramseur, capital defender, Office of the Capital, Defender for Southeastern Virginia, commonwealth of Virginia; Charlene Morring, partner, Montagna, Klein, Camden L.L.P., Norfolk; Gordon C. Ufkes, assistant commonwealth's attorney, Office of the Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney; and Peter Decker III, partner, Decker, Cardon, Thomas, Weintraub, and Neskis, PC, Norfolk.

The discussion is designed to raise awareness of how state and federal laws are enacted, increase consciousness and a sense of social responsibility around the broader implications of the law, and inform the campus community about opportunities for positive legal reform advocacy.

For more information contact the Office of Intercultural Relations at oir@odu.edu or 683-4406.

Co-sponsoring the presentation with OIR are the Student Government Association, Legal Resource Center, Pre-Law Association and the Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity.