Moot court team places third in nation
The Moot Court and Lawyering Skills Program is making room around the Moritz College of Law for extra hardware this week after a team of 3Ls returned from a national competition in Houston with multiple trophies and accolades.
Moritz makes push for legislative clerkship program
Unhappy with bright lawyers’ lack of access to jobs in Congress, students and faculty at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law are working toward a change.
Top law graduates from all around the country compete each year for prestigious clerkships within the judicial branch of government or entry-level attorney positions within the executive branch. Professor Dakota Rudesill pondered: Why are there not similar positions designed specifically for recent law school graduates in Congress, which acts as the primary author of federal law?
Symposium to explore implications of digital currency
A new way for consumers to pay for purchases online will be the focus of a Feb. 21 symposium at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, when the Ohio State Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal presents “In Bitcoin We Trust? A Forward Look at the Regulation, Use, and Growth of the Digital Currency.”
‘Dispute Resolution in Special Education Symposium’ planned
Special education law is an unusual practice field with respect to the breadth of specialized dispute resolution process used to resolve issues. The Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution will focus on the history and effectiveness of many of these processes during the “Dispute Resolution in Special Education Symposium,” held Feb. 27-28 at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.
Gathering, usage of massive data to be examined in March
What do Facebook, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Security Agency, and perhaps your city’s board of education have in common? The answer lies in the gathering and use of massive data sets, measurable in terabytes – trillions of pieces of information.
“Big Data Future,” a free, public, multidisciplinary conference at The Ohio State University on March 19-21 will explore the possibilities for new enterprises grounded in Big Data to improve economic, social, and political life.
Law students, volunteers ready to serve veterans
The Captain Jonathan D. Grassbaugh Veterans Project accepting client referrals. Central Ohio veterans in need of legal assistance with a variety of housing matters and consumer issues may be eligible for free legal services.
Legal writing award sends student to GRAMMYs
Amid all of music’s brightest stars at the GRAMMYs on Sunday was one of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law’s brightest minds. No, 3L Matt Borden did not perform or take the stage, but he did present his award-winning paper to hundreds of the top lawyers in entertainment law from around the country.
Professors elected to American Law Institute
Professors Steven Huefner and Marc Spindelman were elected to the American Law Institute (ALI), an independent U.S. organization that produces scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. Made up of more than 4,000 lawyers, judges and law professors of the highest qualifications, ALI drafts, discusses, revises and publishes restatements of the law, model statutes and principles of law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in scholarship and legal education.