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Six@Six Lecture Series: Prosecuting Domestic Terrorists
The Mercantile Library
Cincinnati, OH
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Wednesday Feb 12, 2014 6:00 PM - Wednesday Feb 12, 2014 7:30 PM | Free - $6.00


Six@Six Lecture Series: Prosecuting Domestic Terrorists
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
The Mercantile Library
Prosecuting Domestic Terrorists: The 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing
Presenter: Geoffrey Mearns, president
Northern Kentucky University

Note: Online ticket sales will end at 12:00pm on Wednesday, February 12. A limited number of tickets maybe purchased with cash or check at the door beginning at 5:30pm.

Lecture Description

Geoffrey Mearns became the fifth president of NKU in August 2012. His path was anything but typical of a career in academic administration. Mearns began his professional life as a federal prosecutor, convicting New York mobsters and their henchmen. Later, he was a member of the team that successfully prosecuted Terry Nichols for his role in the worst act of domestic terrorism in American history  the 1995 bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Mearns will discuss the OKC bombing prosecution and its historic and symbolic significance.

In collaboration with Salmon P. Chase College of Law's Center for Excellence in Advocacy, we are excited to be able to offer one credit of continuing legal education. You will be contacted by a Chase representative once you order your ticket. Be sure to purchase the CLE ticket option.

Geoffrey Mearns, president
Northern Kentucky University

Geoffrey  Mearns became Northern Kentucky University's fifth president August 1, 2012. Prior to coming to NKU, he was provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Cleveland State University. Prior to becoming provost, he spent four and a half years as dean and professor of law at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he taught complex federal criminal investigations and prosecutions, criminal law, and white-collar crime. He previously taught at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law and New York Law School. Prior to joining Cleveland State, Mearns was a practicing lawyer for more than 15 years. He earned his bachelor's degree in English from Yale University in 1981 and a juris doctor from the University of Virginia in 1987.

The Center for Excellence in Advocacy continues Chase's tradition of innovative advocacy skills training through a unique partnership of law students, faculty, attorneys, and judges. The center prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and values they will need to represent a client from the initial consultation through the appeals process. As a result, our students develop practical litigation skills and graduate with an in-depth understanding of the law. Learn more here:



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414 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202-3938
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