MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—Suzanne A. Kim, a nationally recognized expert on family law and LGBTQ rights, will deliver the annual Charles L. Ihlenfeld Lecture on Public Policy and Ethics on October 8 at 10:30 a.m. in the Marilyn E. Lugar Courtroom at the West Virginia University College of Law.
Kim’s lecture, titled “Building Dynamic Equality in an Unequal World,” is free and open to the public.
Kim is a professor and the Judge Denny Chin Scholar at Rutgers Law School. Her research and scholarship addresses intersections of family, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity and culture from legal and socio-legal perspectives.
Kim is the founder and director of the interdisciplinary Rutgers Center for Gender, Sexuality, Law and Policy. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University.
Established in 1990, the Charles L. Ihlenfeld (1908-89) Lecture annually brings to the WVU College of Law distinguished speakers in public service and ethics. A prominent lawyer for 56 years and a former mayor of Wheeling, West Virginia, Ihlenfeld devoted much of his life to public service. The lectures, established in his memory, honor a life and career marked by significant contributions to the practice of law, to the legal profession, and to civic affairs of his state and community.