Ethics in Law
The core of the HUC-UC Ethics Center's mission is to examine all legal ethical issues. The graduate program in Jewish and Comparative Law and Applied Ethics, offered jointly by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) and the University of Cincinnati (UC), is just one example. Dr. Jonathan Cohen, the director of the HUC-UC Ethics Center, has taught joint courses for students of both academic institutions. Among them have been classes such as: "Restitution in Jewish Law and the Common Law," "The Status of Women: Marriage, Property, and Violence in Jewish Law and the Common Law," and "Human Rights and Jewish Law." However, the HUC-UC Ethics Center has reached beyond the Cincinnati community, in an effort to increase legal ethics awareness on a national level. Dr. Cohen has taught courses on legal issues at St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida, and instructed faculty at St. Louis University Law School. One of our recent scholars in residence, Dr. Marc Stavsky, from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, specializes in criminal procedure, evidence, trial advocacy, white collar crime, comparative law, and prisoner's rights. During his residency, Dr. Stavsky taught a joint course in "Criminality and Civil Disability" at the University of Cincinnati College of Law and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in autumn, 2002. The HUC-UC Ethics Center also serves the local legal community, providing Continuing Legal Education (CLE) opportunities for lawyers.Previous Programs
Opera Rap: Panel Discussion of Capital Punishment (January 17, 2002)
John Dolibois: The Last Surviving Interrogator from the Nuremberg Trials (April 23, 2001)
Violence Against Women: Family, Faith Communities, and the Law (November 29, 2000)
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