Administration

Dean

Alan C. Michaels

Alan C. Michaels

Dean and Edwin M. Cooperman Professor of Law

Alan C. Michaels was approved by The Ohio State University Board of Trustees as dean of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in November 2008. Dean Michaels graduated from Harvard College magna cum laude in 1983 and from Columbia University School of Law in 1986. Following graduation from law school, Dean Michaels clerked […]

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Associate Deans

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Christopher M. Fairman

Associate Dean for Faculty; Alumni Society Designated Professor of Law

Professor Christopher Fairman is the Alumni Society Designated Professor of Law, and is a national expert in civil procedure, legal ethics, and most recently, taboo language. While these areas may appear diverse, Professor Fairman’s scholarly interests can be easily summed up: Words matter. He makes this point in his civil procedure writings on so-called “heightened pleading” […]

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Garry W. Jenkins

Garry W. Jenkins

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Frank E. and Virginia H. Bazler Designated Professor in Business Law

Garry Jenkins is associate dean for academic affairs and the Frank E. and Virginia H. Bazler Designated Professor in Business Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where he specializes in law and philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, and civil rights in education. At Moritz, he is also the co-director of the […]

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Kathy Seward Northern

Kathy Seward Northern

Associate Dean for Admissions; Associate Professor of Law

Professor Kathy Seward Northern served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert M. Duncan, Southern District of Ohio, following graduation from law school, and then became an associate with the law firm of Porter, Wright, Morris, & Arthur in Columbus. In 1990, she joined the law faculty of Ohio Northern University, moving to Ohio State […]

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Assistant Deans

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Laura Fernandez

Assistant Dean for International and Graduate Affairs

Prior to joining The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2013, Laura Fernandez worked in public international law and held various positions at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) both in Austria and Croatia. While at the OSCE she dealt with Rule of Law and transitional justice issues, EU legal […]

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Monte Smith

Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

Dean Smith graduated from the Moritz College of Law in 1990. He worked as an associate at Jones Day before becoming a career law clerk for the Honorable Sandra S. Beckwith of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. In 2006, Dean Smith returned to the Moritz College of Law full […]

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Robert L. Solomon II

Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid; Director of Diversity & Inclusion

During law school, Dean Solomon received Moot Court and Order of the Barrister Honors, and he served on the Moot court Governing Board, the Student Bar Association, and the Black Law Student Association (first as Vice President and then as President). He was also the recipient of the Earl Warren Legal Training Scholarship. Dean Solomon […]

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