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

Garry W. Jenkins

Garry W. Jenkins

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; John C. Elam/Vorys Sater Professor of Law

Garry Jenkins is associate dean for academic affairs and the John C. Elam/Vorys Sater Professor of Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where he specializes in law and philanthropy, corporate governance, and leadership studies. At Moritz, he is also the director of the Program on Law and Leadership, a multifaceted education […]

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Kathy Seward Northern

Kathy Seward Northern

Associate Dean for Admissions; Robert M. Duncan/Jones Day Designated 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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Sara Sampson

Assistant Dean for Information Services; Director of Law Library; Senior Lecturer

Professor Sara Sampson is the assistant dean for information services, the law library director, and a senior lecturer. She manages all aspects of information technology and the library for the College of Law. Before returning to Ohio State, she was the deputy director of the law library and served as a clinical assistant professor of […]

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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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Michael States

Michael States

Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid