Panel: 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

Monday, September 09, 2013
12:00 PM
Law Center McQuade Law Auditorium
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Law Events
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Rachel Phipps
419-530-2628

Panelists:

James Carlisle '85, Thurgood Marshall Bar Association, Toledo, Ohio

Gregory Gilchrist, Associate Professor of Law, The University of Toledo College of Law

Nicole Porter, Professor of Law, The University of Toledo College of Law

 

Moderator:

Jelani Jefferson Exum, Associate Professor of Law, The University of Toledo College of Law

 

‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws, A Panel Discussion

The Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman trial and verdict has raised the profile of ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws in this country.

House Bill 203 seeks to bring a version of the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law to Ohio. Under current law, a person has no duty to retreat before using deadly force if that person is in their own home or automobile. The proposed legislation tracks Florida’s law and expands the right to use deadly force without a duty to retreat to any place a person has a lawful right to be.

Our panel will provide an overview of ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws, analyzing them from legal, historical, and feminist perspectives.

 

Free and open to the public. Pizza provided.

 

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