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OSBA To Welcome Jane Sherron De Hart

De Hart is a historian and Ruth Bader Ginsburg biographer

On Sept. 11, 2019 the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) will welcome Dr. Jane Sherron De Hart, author of “Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life,” for a continuing legal education (CLE) seminar and book signing. 

The 2.5-hour seminar, for which attorneys can earn CLE credit, will feature a fireside chat with De Hart about the impact that the U.S. Supreme Court Justice has had on the current and future generation of women lawyers. The interactive discussion will be moderated by OSBA President Eleana Drakatos and will be followed by a Q&A from the audience.

De Hart will also participate in a panel on the history of women in politics also featuring Summit County Juvenile Court Judge and OSBA President-elect Judge Linda Teodosio, Ohio House District 44 Representative Paula Hicks-Hudson, past-chair of the OSBA Women in the Profession Section Rita McNeil Danish, Dean of Capital University Law School Rachel M. Janutis, and professor of law at Capital University Daniel T. Kobil. The panel will discuss the suffrage movement to the current wave of women running for elected office and reference De Hart’s earlier book, Sex, Gender, and the Politics of the ERA.

The day will conclude with lunch and a signing of Dr. De Hart’s most recent book.

The event will be simulcast to the following locations:

Akron: John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill Street, 44308

Cleveland: Cleveland Metro Bar Association, 1375 E. 9th St Fl 2, 44114

Fairfield: Receptions Conference Center North, 5975 Boymel Drive, 45014

Perrysburg: Hilton Garden Inn, 6165 Levis Commons Blvd, 43552

De Hart is a historian and professor emerita at the University of California Santa Barbara. She has worked as professor of history and director of women’s studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she won the American Political Science Association’s Victoria Shuck Award for best book published in 1982 for her book “Sex, Gender and the Politics of the ERA.” For her work on gender issues, De Hart was awarded the North Carolina Distinguished Service Award in 1986. Under the auspices of the Fulbright Foundation, she has jointly held the Bicentennial Chair in American Studies at the University of Helsinki. Her biography of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was published in October 2018 and is now in its seventh printing. De Hart earned her Ph.D. from Duke University and has been awarded the graduate school’s 2019 Distinguished Alumna Award.

For more information or to cover the event, please contact Annie Yamson at or (614) 487-4456.

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