Cathy Lesser Mansfield, Drake professor of law, has been accepted as one of 20 law professors nationwide to participate in the 2007 Silberman Seminar, which is funded and conducted by the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
Drake program to address moral dilemmas in law and medicine
In a society polarized by hot-button issues, morally sensitive topics can be extraordinarily divisive in the workplace. And for judges, lawyers, doctors and pharmacists, determining the role of an individual’s conscience can be problematic. That conundrum will be the topic of a multidisciplinary program being presented jointly by Drake University Law School, the American Judicature Society and Drake’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
At the Feb. 1 dedication of the transfer of National Bar Association archives to the Opperman Law Library, William S. Morris, the grandson of NBA co-founder James B. Morris, described the racial tensions in Des Moines during the 1920s. He cited appalling examples, such as when the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan burned a cross at the foot of the Iowa State Capitol building in 1925.