September 2010

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Herrell '02 Mixing Law, Architecture

Sabrina Herrell ’02 prides herself in never backing down from a challenge. That was her attitude when she was a collaborating designer charged with refurbishing the 19th century building that houses the New Heritage Christian Center on the south side of Chicago.

“I just thought it was a fantastic building; it had a lot of structural challenges,” Herrell said of the building in the 5800 block of South Princeton Ave. “What I love about older buildings is that you have to work within certain parameters. The design challenge is ‘How do I achieve the client’s goals within these parameters?’” ››Read more

Thomas Stickrath '79

A conversation with Moritz College of Law alumnus Thomas Stickrath '79. Stickrath was recently appointed as the director of the Ohio Office of Public Safety after serving as the director of the Department of Youth Services››Watch video

Law School News

Dean's Desk: Dean Alan Michaels

Alan Michaels

Countless Achievements Over Past 12 Months

As we settle into another school year at Moritz, I would like to share with you some of the College’s notable achievements over the past 12 months. I am proud of the entire Moritz community – students, alumni, faculty, and staff – and I am confident that you all share the same pride in your law school. We have taken tremendous strides on many fronts to move the College from excellence to eminence. ››Read more

2nd Annual Alumni Face Off

Back by popular demand, Moritz alumni from each graduating decade (1950-2000s) and Dean Alan Michaels are squaring off this fall in the 2nd Annual Alumni Face Off. Erin Moriarty ’77 finished with a resounding victory last year, and she was invited back to defend her championship. See who is challenging her this year, and which college football winners they predicted. Best of luck! ››See the picks

Former FDIC Chairman to Speak at Moritz Sept. 22

William Isaac '69 will explain what was different about the 2008 economic meltdown that allowed the failure of a comparative handful of financial institutions to nearly shut down the world's financial system. Isaac, chairman of Fifth Third Bank's Board of Directors and chairman of global financial services of LECG, will discuss his new book, which details what mistakes led to the panic of 2008 and 2009, demystifies the conditions America faced in 2008, and provides a roadmap for avoiding similar shutdowns and panics in the future. ››Register now

Last Chance to Register for Reunion Weekend 2010

Members of the Classes of 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, and 2005 can now sign up for the festivities scheduled for Sept. 10-11. We have three great events planned for the weekend: the Reunion tailgate and class dinners, a Clinic Alumni Reunion, and the Barton Memorial Golf Tournament. The tailgate, Clinic Alumni Reunion, and golf tournament are open to any Moritz graduate from any year. ››Read More
Martha Chamallas

Prof. Chamallas Co-Authors New Book on Tort Law

In The Measure of Injury: Race, Gender, and Tort Law, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Professor Martha Chamallas and Jennifer Wriggins, a University of Maine School of Law professor, put tort law under a critical magnifying glass and describe with extraordinary clarity the pervasive effects of race and gender in the law of torts, effects often not visible upon a cursory glance because of the facial neutrality of many contemporary legal rules. ››Read more

Tobin ’81 Receives Moritz 2010 Public Service Award

Susan G. Tobin ’81 is the 2010 recipient of the Moritz College of Law’s Public Service Award for commitment to promoting and providing access to the justice system. Tobin is the chief legal counsel for the Ohio Legal Rights Service, Ohio’s system to protect and advocate the rights of people with disabilities. ››Read more
   
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Thomas Stickrath '79

A conversation with Moritz College of Law alumnus Thomas Stickrath '79. Stickrath was recently appointed as the director of the Ohio Office of Public Safety after serving as the director of the Department of Youth Services ››Watch video
Martha Chamallas

In The Measure of Injury: Race, Gender, and Tort Law

Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Professor Martha Chamallas previews the book she recently co-authored, titled In The Measure of Injury: Race, Gender, and Tort Law. ››Watch video

Sen. Sherrod Brown, Aug. 24

Ohio's U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown spoke to Moritz students, alumni, faculty, and staff on Aug. 24 about "Justice as Progress." The Moritz College of Law chapter of the American Constitution Society hosted the event in Saxbe Auditorium. ››View pictures
Week in Pictures

Week in Pictures

View photos taken recently from around the Moritz College of Law ››View Photos
   
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August Moritz Law Library Newsletter

The August issue of the Library's newsletter is now available. Read about Federal Register 2.0, AudioCaseFiles, Lexis Advance, Renting a Casebook from West, and Social Media Monitoring Tools. For additional information on other topics, please see the Library's blog.

Moritz 'On the Record'

Ever pick up the Sunday paper and read a quote by one of your former professors? Check out where Moritz professors were mentioned in the last month. For the most recent appearances, visit the Faculty in the News page.
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Reunion Weekend 2010

Sept. 10-11 ››Register Now

Barton Memorial

Sept. 10, 2010 ››Register Now

William Isaac '69 Presents Senseless Panic: How Washington Failed America

Sept. 22, 2010 ››Register now
 
Alumni News

Dan Weiss ’85 has served as the executive director and chief investment officer of the Ohio Highway Patrol Retirement System, a $700 million pension plan, since the beginning of 2010. He continues to teach accounting, finance, and business law as an adjunct member of the Senior Faculty at Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University. During 2009-10, Weiss served as president of the board of directors of the Jazz Arts Group.

David A. Gradwohl ’72 recently co-authored a law review article titled “Equity Receiverships for Ponzi Schemes,” which was published in the Seton Hall Legislative Journal. The article explains the complicated steps that victims of Ponzi schemes must take in order to maximize recovery of their investments. Gradwohl is a partner in the Blue Bell, Penn., office of Fox Rothschild.

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