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March 22 Colloquium Schedule

8:30 a.m.  Welcome
Alan C. Michaels, Dean and Cooperman Professor, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

8:45 a.m. Background on the Planning Committee
Nancy H. Rogers, Professor and Moritz Chair in ADR, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law; former Ohio Attorney General

8:50 a.m. Introduction of Commission Co-Chairs
James A. Brogan, former Judge, Ohio Second District Court of Appeals, and Charles Kurfess, former Speaker and Minority Leader, Ohio House of Representatives, former Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Wood County,
Co-Chairs, Colloquium Planning Committee

9 a.m. Greetings 
William G. Batchelder, Speaker, Ohio House of Representatives and former Judge, Ohio Ninth District Court of Appeals, and
Vernon Sykes, Ohio Representative and member of Kent State University faculty,
Co-Chairs, Constitutional Modernization Commission

9:20 a.m.  Experience of Constitutional Commissions Across the States:  What Are the Keys to Success or Failure? 
Speaker: Robert F. Williams, Distinguished Professor, University of Rutgers-Camden School of Law and its Center for State Constitutional Studies

9:40 a.m.   Lessons from the 1970s Ohio Revision Commission
Moderator: 
Jo Ann Davidson, Chairman, Ohio Casino Control Commission and former Ohio Speaker, Ohio House of Representatives
Panelists:
John McDonald, Ice Miller
Alan Norris, Senior Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; both members of the 1970s Ohio Constitutional Revision Commission and former Ohio Representatives

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Break
(Members of the audience may submit questions to Research Fellows in the aisles on the index cards provided at the registration desk.)

10:15  a.m. The History of the Ohio Constitution
Speaker:  Steven H. Steinglass, Dean Emeritus, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University

10:35  a.m. The Role of State Constitutions:  Competing Visions
Discussion: 
Steven H. Steinglass, Dean Emeritus, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University
Robert F. Williams, Distinguished Professor, University of Rutgers-Camden School of Law and its Center for State Constitutional Studies

10:45  a.m. Procedural Choices for the New Commission:  External Procedures:
Moderator:
Ben Rose, Chair of the Ohio Ethics Commission and former Ohio Representative
Panelists: 
Betty D. Montgomery, Special Advisor to Governor Kasich, Montgomery Consulting Group, MacMurray, Peterson & Schuster; former Ohio Attorney General, Ohio Auditor, and Oho Representative
Nancy H. Rogers, Professor and Moritz Chair in ADR, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law; former Ohio Attorney General
Zack Space, Vorys Advisors; former U.S. Representative and former Ohio Representative

11:05  a.m. Procedural Choices for the New Commission:  Internal Procedures and Staffing
Moderator:
Bob Taft, University of Dayton; former Ohio Governor, former Ohio Secretary of State
Panelists:  
Eric Fingerhut, Vice President, Battelle Memorial Institute; former U.S. Representative, former Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor, former Ohio Senator and Representative
Joan W. Lawrence, former Ohio Representative
Harry J. Lehman, former Ohio Representative, retired partner, Jones Day
Richard B. Saphire, Professor, University of Dayton School of Law
Steven H. Steinglass, Dean Emeritus, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University

11:25 a.m. Committee Responses to Ideas and Questions from the Audience 
Moderators: 
James A. Brogan, former Judge, Ohio Second District Court of Appeals, and Charles Kurfess, former Speaker and Minority Leader, Ohio House of Representatives, former Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Wood County,
Co-Chairs, Colloquium Planning Committee
Panelists:
Jo Ann Davidson, Chairman, Ohio Casino Control Commission and former Ohio Speaker, Ohio House of Representatives
Nathaniel R. Jones, former Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
William K. Weisenberg, Assistant Executive Director, Ohio State Bar Association

12:20  p.m. Wrap-Up
Charles Kurfess, former Speaker and Minority Leader, Ohio House of Representatives, former Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Wood County,
Co-Chair, Colloquium Planning Committee