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

New law library director joins Moritz faculty

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The library at the Moritz College of Law is the largest law library in the state of Ohio and houses one of the largest law school library collections in the United States, making it an invaluable resource for students, professors, researchers, attorneys, judges, officials, and citizens of Ohio. This summer, one of Ohio State’s own – Sara Sampson ’97 – has taken the helm.

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Akbar promoted to permanent faculty member

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Growing up in an immigrant community, Professor Amna Akbar says she’s seen what it’s like when there are too few lawyers to represent those in need of legal services. Inspired by the experience, she decided to pursue a career in law– to help ensure legal representation is accessible to all.

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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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