Access to Justice faces obstacles amid economic downturn
Attorneys are invited to a free conference later this month at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law where they can earn free CLE credits. “Opening Courtroom Doors: Access to Justice in Ohio” will be held Feb. 22.
Pension discussion to draw academics, fund managers, advisors
Law and Capital Markets @ Ohio State, a new program at the Moritz College of Law, is hosting a “Roundtable on Public Pension Reform” from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 22.
Auction to raise money for public interest fellows
This year’s annual Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) Auction is geared toward giving law students who take summer jobs in public interest fields a fellowship of up to $3,500. Featured items at the March 5 fundraiser include a vacation stay in the Moritz family’s South Carolina condo, tickets to sporting events and theme parks, and signed sports memorabilia.
Symposium to cover ‘Competition and Innovation in the Broadband Age’
Broadband offers extraordinary potential for innovation and, with that, poses key legal and public policy challenges. A March 22 symposium at The Ohio State University seeks to explore this potential as well as its impact on economic competition in three contexts: telecom regulation, cloud computing, and search technology.
Issues related to business incubators topic of symposium
“Incubators: Function and Future” is the central topic for this year’s Ohio State Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal symposium, scheduled for March 29 at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.
Race Judicata to raise money for Columbus Bar Foundation
The Sixth Annual Race Judicata, a charity 5K run/walk presented by The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Student Bar Association, will be held April 13 at Fred Beekman Park, 2200 Carmack Road. The race will benefit the Columbus Bar Foundation and its many causes.
Swire to lead Do Not Track mediation efforts
Peter P. Swire, the C. William O’Neill Professor in Law and Judicial Administration, has been named by the World Web Web Consortium (W3C) as a mediator for the international efforts to develop Do Not Track standards.
3Ls advance to National Moot Court Competition
Three 3Ls from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law will advance to the finals in the National Moot Court Competition in New York City, having successfully won a regional competition held in Detroit last fall.
Clinic students take home prizes in business competition
Students from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law took top awards in a business project competition hosted by the Fisher College of Business this fall.
Winners declared in mediation competition
Sixteen teams competed; when it was all over, only two were left standing. These two teams will represent The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in the ABA Representation in Mediation Regional at Faulkner University School of Law in Montgomery, Ala., later this month.
Remembering the Honorable Robert Duncan ’52
Even though he graduated as the president of his class at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Robert Morton Duncan ’52 once told a reporter, “I wasn’t on fire about the law as a law student. … I didn’t see myself as having a place in the law. I didn’t know any black lawyers.”
Where there were none, Duncan became the first.
Duncan, one of the College’s most distinguished alumni, died Nov. 2, 2012 at the age of 85, leaving behind his wife of 57 years, Shirley; their three children, Linn, Vincent, and Tracey; and countless colleagues and friends. They provided the following tributes.