Briefing Room


2016 election day coverage with Election Law @ Moritz


Join the Election Law @ Moritz faculty for in-depth coverage and analysis of legal issues arising from this year’s election, including a discussion on potential problems, including hacking and long lines.

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The 2016 Presidential Election: Data, Polarization, or Personality?

The current presidential election cycle has already upended popular accounts on candidate selection, media effects, and the electoral importance of money and campaign infrastructure. Will this historic cycle contradict yet more conventional wisdom in its final 10 weeks? Join two of […]

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2L explores her passion over the summer in Washington, D.C.


Pursuing a career in law after studying neuroscience during her undergraduate studies may not be a path well-traveled, but it was always in the back of 2L Mary Csarny’s mind. She had the chance to put her scientific background to use this summer through an externship at the FDA in D.C.

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2L gains substantive work experience through Washington, D.C., Summer Program


For 2L Javier Lopez, an externship in the capital city helped lay the groundwork for his remaining years in law school and a successful career after graduation. The Washington, D.C., Summer Program, places students like Lopez in substantive externships alongside a quality academic program.

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Merritt’s research on gender disparities in the law school pipeline featured in The New York Times


Women are more concentrated at less prestigious law schools than their male counterparts, according to new research by Professor Deborah Merritt.

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Dean Michaels finds time to teach amid busy administrative schedule


Alan C. Michaels’ deanship started in the spring of 2008, with the legal profession riding a decades-long wave of consistent growth and stability and the nation’s law schools in expansion-mode. The tides sure did change quickly. “From a leadership prospective, challenging […]

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Alumnus uses mediation to solve disputes at home and abroad


Michael Franczak ‘95 is a commissioner for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, where he’s spent the last 15 years mediating labor and employment disputes throughout the private, public, and federal work sectors.

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Alumna thrives in labor and employment practice with specialty in natural gas


Traci Martinez’ ’08 drive and enthusiasm for her work at Squire Patton Boggs have made her an indispensable part of the litigation team. Coupled with her innate ability to develop new business, it’s easy to see why she had one of the fastest rises to partner in firm history.

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