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Mount talk to detail diversity and inclusion laws

September 04, 2019
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -

Michael L. Fox, assistant professor of Business Law and the college’s Pre-Law advisor at Mount Saint Mary College.

Michael L. Fox, assistant professor of Business Law and Pre-Law advisor at Mount Saint Mary College, will be reviewing and analyzing New York state and federal laws that protect diversity and promote inclusion on Thursday, September 19.
 
The talk will be held at the Dominican Center, 330 Powell Ave., Newburgh, N.Y. at 4 p.m. The public is invited to this free event.
 
“We live in a multicultural world. Respect for others, their beliefs, and their viewpoints is paramount in a well-functioning society,” explained Fox. “To that end, many laws exist to balance the field and reinforce the societal judgment that no one should face discrimination or harassment because of their race, gender, disability, age, marital status, or other specific protected characteristics.”
 
Fox has practiced as an attorney with several New York law firms, and served as Deputy Corporation Counsel for the City of Port Jervis. Martindale-Hubbell has rated him “AV,” the highest rating for professional ability and ethics, achieved by no more than 10 percent of those in the profession. Among other positions, he is a former vice president and section chair of the New York State Bar Association, a member of the NYSBA House of Delegates, and a former member of the American Bar Association's House of Delegates.
 
The goal of the college’s iROC is to “provide a forum for Mount faculty, staff, and students to showcase their research endeavors with both Mount Saint Mary College and the local community in a manner easily understood by attendees,” explained series coordinators Evan Merkhofer, assistant professor of Biology, and Jennifer Park, assistant librarian for Access and Outreach Services. Presentations include research proposals, initial data collection, and completed research projects.
 
Mount Saint Mary College is ranked a Top-Tier University by U.S. News & World Report, and offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs for careers in healthcare, business, education, social services, communications, media, and the liberal arts.