Promoting the Battisti Legacy
The Frank J. Battisti Memorial Lecture series was established in 1995 by Judge Frank J. Battisti's law clerks and the Battisti family to encourage an examination of areas to which Judge Battisti made special contributions - civil rights, the role of an independent judiciary, the administration of justice and the art of judging, the relationship between religion, morality, and the law, and legal history - thereby continuing his quest to bring legal reasoning to bear on the human experience. A judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio from 1961 to 1994, Judge Battisti is most remembered for his rulings in Cleveland's long-running school desegregation case and for expanding civil rights.
Free and open to the public. Reception following lecture.