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Please join the Stanford Federalist Society as we welcome black Eric Osborne, who will be speaking about the role he played in the State Department’s recent declaration that ISIS has committed genocide against Yazidis, Christians, and Shia Muslims. Lunch will be served.
Mr. Osborne, an SLS alum, is an associate at Andrews Kurth. He was involved with a coordinated effort of about ten groups that focus on religious freedom and/or aid to Iraqi and Assyrian Christians who worked together to convince the State Department to declare an ongoing genocide in Iraq. His was one of only 2 law firms in the whole country that helped out. His complex commercial litigation practice on appellate and trial level briefing of the most complex issues in federal and state courts, including many issues of constitutional interpretation. He has briefed or mooted eight separate matters before the United States Supreme Court and has briefed issues in appellate courts in Texas, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, and Tennessee. In addition to extensive appellate work, he has drafted many motions for summary judgment, briefs in support of motions to dismiss, and briefs for preliminary injunctions and restraining orders. A graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, Mr. Osborne has maintained a robust pro bono practice, representing religious institutions on a wide variety of issues. He also represented a death-row inmate on direct appeal before the Tennessee and United States Supreme Courts.