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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.

Lisa Herman, Colin Kalvas, and Jim Saywell came in second for the “Best Brief Award” and third overall in the Andrews Kurth National Moot Court Champi ...

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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 desi ...

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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.”

Bitcoin is a digital currency introduced by ope ...

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‘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.

Professors and practi ...

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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. According to the National Research Council, the availability of these data sets “is transforming the way we think about crisis response, marketing, entert ...

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Law students, volunteers ready to serve veterans

The Captain Jonathan D. Grassbaugh Veterans Project accepting client referrals.

Under the supervision of attorneys, Moritz College of Law students are helping Central Ohio veterans who need legal assistance with housing matters, such as landlord-tenant issues, evictions, and foreclosure, as well as consumer issues, including credit agency disputes and relief from default judgment.

To learn more about the project, donate, voluntee ...

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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.

Borden’s paper on the law governing the inheritance of digital music collections after people die was selected as ...

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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 ...

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Berman part of $18.7 million grant to study tobacco

The Ohio State University has received an $18.7 million federal grant to establish a research center devoted to the study of tobacco use patterns, industry marketing practices and public perceptions that will help the Food and Drug Administration put science behind its new role in regulating tobacco.

Ohio State’s center is one of 14 established nationally under this new federal initiative, called the ...

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Bodiker Lecture to feature prosecutor in Usama bin Laden, Blagojevich cases

In a post-9/11 world, debates regarding terrorism often pit civil liberties and national security interests against one another. For example: A suspected terrorist has been captured, and a choice has to be made as to whether to advise him of his Miranda rights.

Reaching a decision is more complicated than one would think – and many of the assumptions made on both sides of the debate are not so clear – as Patrick J. Fitzgerald will e ...

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