Fifty years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law, the topic of race relations remains at the forefront of our cultural conversation. On Sept. 15, Moritz will host “The Civil Rights Act at 50: Celebrating Its Legacy, Recognizing the Challenges Ahead.”
Members of The Ohio State University community will have the chance to hear the story of Anita Hill, a woman who unwittingly became synonymous with one of the biggest political scandals of the last century, during a two-day symposium titled “From Anita Hill to the White House Task Force on Sexual Assault,” in November.
Duke University Professor James Salzman is set to give a talk at Moritz in November titled “Drinking Water: A History,” where he will discuss how drinking water highlights the most pressing issues of our time—from globalization and social justice to terrorism and climate change.
Jason Luebbers ’15 was one of several Moritz law students and alumni who served as legal observers at an Oct. 18 “What is Justice? – Rally at the Statehouse.” The event was organized to protest the absence of an indictment in the Aug. 5 shooting death of John Crawford III by police officers at a Beavercreek, Ohio Wal-Mart.
2L Chris Thomas is a dual-degree candidate seeking both his J.D. and a Ph.D. in education simultaneously. While neither pursuit is considered easy by any standard, Thomas says he decided to take the challenge to better position himself for a career in education after graduation.
Assistant Professor of Law Margot E. Kaminski wrote an op-ed for New York Daily News on why the Supreme Court has consistently protected anonymous speech.
Ruth Colker was appointed to serve as a disability expert on the consent decree between the U.S. Department of Justice and the Law School Admissions Council. She is tasked with helping them develop “best practices” for administering the LSAT.
Students from all over the world attend the Moritz Master of Laws (LL.M.) program to deepen their knowledge of U.S. Law and legal systems. While many return home upon graduation, some decide to stay in the U.S. to gain work experience.
Matthew Borden ’14 has been named the winner of the 2013-2014 U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association’s Board of Governors’ annual Law Student Writing Competition.