ONU Law dean condemns Capitol attack


ADA — More than 150 law school deans in the United States have signed a joint statement denouncing the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol siege in an attempt to overturn the presidential election results.

One of those signing the statement is Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law Dean Charles H. Rose, III, JD, LLM.

“It was imperative that the deans take this step given our core mission of preserving the rule of law,” Rose said. “The events that happened earlier this month are historic, and the assault on the rule of law has never been greater.”

“We must never forget that we are a nation founded through law, and it is by the rule of law that we give the gift of freedom to this and future generations,” Rose says. “If we ever lost that, it’s only a question of when, not if, the republic follows.”

President Daniel A. DiBiasio says he supports ONU’s statement inclusion.

“The Pettit College of Law, led by outstanding faculty and staff who are dedicated to teaching and upholding our country’s sacred legal fundamentals, exemplifies our entire University’s ethos,” DiBiasio said. “We believe in, practice and promote our country’s jurisprudent standards, which are community and service-centered essentials.”

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