The Department of Justice and Community Studies, College of Professional Studies & Applied Sciences will host a lecture titled Pathways in Criminal Justice with Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon L. Kennedy on Tuesday, March 31 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Harry T. Wilks Conference Center.
Justice Kennedy began her career as an officer for the City of Hamilton Police Department. Following her time on the police force, she obtained her law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. She then served as judge at the Butler County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division, and as the administrative judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division.
On December 7, 2012, Justice Kennedy was sworn in as the 154th Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio and the ninth female justice to serve on the court.
She has received multiple awards, including the Nicholas Longworth, III Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2014. She was named one of thirteen professional women to watch by the Cincinnati Enquirer in 2013, and was named Judge of the Year in 2006.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 513.785.7702 or email criminaljustice@MiamiOH.edu. Miami University Hamilton is located at 1601 University Blvd.