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Legal issues affecting students focus of free event April 2

Experts will provide information to college students about laws and legal issues that can directly affect their lives during a free, public panel discussion on Wednesday, April 2.

“A Real Look at Legal Issues That Can Impact Students” will focus on the issues of sexual misconduct and domestic violence, drug use and legalization, and social media 7-8 p.m. in the Student Union Ingman Room.

“These are all issues that can have real legal consequences for students, and can affect their lives for a long time,” said Dr. Willie McKether, UT associate professor of anthropology and adviser of Brothers on the Rise. “We’ve assembled a panel of experts from different parts of the local legal community. They’ve worked with young people, they know these issues — like how you can actually lose your job over what you say on social media — and they’ll share that expertise with our students.”

Students will get life-relevant legal information from four panelists: Ray Arce, an employment attorney with Marshall & Melhorn; Judge Myron Duhart of the Lucas County Common Pleas Court, who will moderate; Jelani Exum, associate professor in the UT College of Law; and Lindsay Navarre, assistant Lucas County prosecutor.

“Call this being legally proactive,” said Dr. Anthony Quinn, UT associate professor of biological sciences and Brothers on the Rise adviser. “Students will learn a great deal of real-life information from these experts. There’s nothing theoretical about what the panelists will share; it’s the lowdown on what students need to know about these issues.”

Students will have a chance to ask the panelists questions.

The collaborative event is sponsored by Brothers on the Rise, the Association of Black Faculty and Staff, the UT College of Law and Alpha Phi Boule.

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