Briefing Room
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Moritz celebrates anniversary of Civil Rights Act

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.”

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Events

1L interest meeting for moot court

On Wednesday, August 27 at 12:10pm in Saxbe come learn all about the nationally-ranked Moot Court program at Moritz, and find out how you can participate in your 1L year and beyond. This meeting is mandatory for 1Ls who are [...]

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Learn more about the Program on Law and Leadership at open house

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law is one of the few law schools in the country to create a program aimed at educating and developing the next generation of lawyer-leaders. The Program on Law and Leadership seeks to [...]

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Students

Civil clinic wins civil rights, torts case

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The Moritz Civil Law Clinic won a civil-rights-tort suit against the state of Ohio for an incarcerated client after she alleged the state prison system failed to treat her medical records with care, and as a result, the entire prison learned of her HIV+ status.

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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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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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