Briefing Room
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Beazley, Rose, Parasidis promoted

The Ohio State University Board of Trustees approved the promotion of Professors Mary Beth Beazley and Paul Rose to the rank of professor and Professor Efthimios Parasidis to associate professor with tenure.

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Events

Speaker Batchelder coming to Moritz

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Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives William Batchelder ’67, who has more than 40 years of public service to his credit, will visit Ohio State law on April 15.

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PLL to host three federal judges

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On April 2, the Program on Law and Leadership will host “Judges as Leaders: Stories from Behind the Bench” featuring Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Court, Judge R. Guy Cole Jr., and Judge Jeffrey Sutton, both of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

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Students

Note on drone surveillance wins Burton Award

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In a recent ceremony at the Library of Congress, Jonathan Olivito ’14 received recognition for a note he published in the Ohio State Law Journal, entitled “Beyond the Fourth Amendment: Limiting Drone Surveillance Through the Constitutional Right to Informational Privacy.”

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Grassbaugh Veterans Project wins first major case for local veterans

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Moritz students working with the Captain Jonathan D. Grassbaugh Veterans Project won a security deposit back for two Ohio State students and Marine Corps veterans earlier this year after they were unable to get it back from their former landlord on their own.

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Faculty

Dressler named Distinguished University Professor

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Already recognized as a Distinguished University Lecturer and Scholar, Professor Joshua Dressler earned another distinction among The Ohio State University’s academic community – Distinguished University Professor. Dressler was named for his internationally recognized work in the field of criminal law as well as his dedication to students.

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Tokaji releases new election spending book

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Professor Daniel P. Tokaji released the book “The New Soft Money: Outside Spending in Congressional Elections” at the National Press Club. Since Citizens United, there has been a torrent of outside money flood election campaigns. While there has been considerable attention to raw numbers, much less was known about the real-world effects of such spending — until now.

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Alumni

Alumnus hits high notes with entertainment, IP practice

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Leon Bass ’98 was hopeful he was headed for a career as a musician while playing in a band in college, but when things didn’t go as planned, he decided to find a new way to appreciate his passion for music.

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National Guardsman makes a difference as Chicago prosecutor

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As both a prosecutor in the city of Chicago and a Judge Advocate General in the military, Shariq Kathawala ’08 is using education from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law to serve a larger community. Balancing the two careers can difficult at times, but Kathawala has always felt the need to give back.

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