Berman part of $18.7 million grant to study tobacco
Law Professor Micah Berman is part of a team of researchers at Ohio State that received an $18.7 million grant to establish a research center devoted to the study of tobacco use patterns, industry marketing practices, and public perceptions. The information will be used to help the Food and Drug Administration’s in its new role in regulating tobacco.
Bodiker Lecture to feature prosecutor in Usama bin Laden, Blagojevich cases
Patrick J. Fitzgerald, a partner with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, and former assistant U.S. attorney who prosecuted Usama bin Laden and Blagojevich, is this year’s Bodiker Lecture. The event is on Oct. 8 at 12:10 p.m. in the Saxbe Auditorium. Registration is required.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce receives cost-benefit analysis of regulation
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC) released a report written by Moritz College of Law Professors Paul Rose and Christopher J. Walker titled “The Importance of Cost-Benefit Analysis in Financial Regulation.” They found that while regulators sometimes fail to use cost-benefit analyses appropriately, financial regulation grounded in rigorous, transparent, analytical standards is not only more efficient and effective, but is required by law.
CBA honors Moritz faculty, alumnus
The Columbus Bar Association presented the Liberty Bell Awards to two professors at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in June and recognized an alumnus for his long-time service.
Note on gerrymandering wins Burton Award
In a ceremony at the Library of Congress, Noah Litton ’13 received acclamation for a note he published in the Ohio State Law Journal. The prestigious Burton Awards were established in 1999 to celebrate achievements in law, ranging from legal writing to reforms in law. Litton is a 2013 recipient of the Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing for his note “The Road to Better Redistricting: Empirical Analysis and State-Based Reforms to Counter Partisan Gerrymandering.”
Transactional Lawyering course added
Feared and beloved, Appellate Advocacy has been one of the unforgettable and quintessential law school experiences for 2Ls at the Moritz College of Law for the last three decades. Now, a new professional skills course is entering the scene: Transactional Lawyering.
Banner year for Moot Court Program
It was one of the best years ever for the Moot Court Program at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, with students bringing awards home to Columbus from 12 of the 15 moot court, trial, and negotiating competitions they participated in across the country.
Summer program fosters female presence in politics, leadership roles
Every summer, women studying at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law have the opportunity to attend the weeklong NEW Leadership Institute, which aims to energize women and encourage their involvement in leadership and politics.
3L wins ABA writing competition
3L Dylan Borchers is the winner of the 2012 K. William Kolbe Writing Competition, sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law.
Wright wins ABA writing award
Sean Wright ’13 won the ABA Environmental Justice Essay Competition with his essay “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors: An Environmental Justice Framework to Protect Beyond Reservation Borders.”
Free screening of Valentine Road
The Moritz College of Law student group OutLaws is hosting a free screening of the HBO documentary Valentine Road on Oct. 2 at the Wexner Center for the Arts. RSVPs are needed by Thursday, Sept. 26.
The documentary revisits the 2008 murder of a teenager who had been exploring his gender identity and the circumstances that led to a school shooting by a fellow student. The film raises issues about the safety of LGBT teens, juvenile justice, and the efficacy of the countries educ ...
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