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Faculty

How Arizona v. Gant changed procedures for searching arrestee’s vehicles

In April, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a 5-4 opinion that revised the long-standing Belton rule, the effect of which will be to change the procedures police officers may use when searching the vehicles of persons whom they arrest. Police [...]

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Technology adds new questions regarding employee supervision

As the Internet and other technologies continue to advance, employers have more and more tools to monitor employees and research prospective employees. Whether reviewing online profiles or monitoring employees’ computer keystrokes, employers will face some tough decisions on what is [...]

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Colker designated Distinguished University Professor

Ruth Colker, the Heck Faust Chair in Constitutional Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, is one of the most influential figures in the field of disability law in the United States. Her scholarly work has influenced [...]

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Beazley honored with Morgan E. Shipman Outstanding Professor Award

It was during Professor Mary Beth Beazley’s third year of law school that she got her first taste of teaching. She was a teaching assistant and vividly remembers taking the initial plunge into the career that she once declared she [...]

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The aftermath of what could be the world’s largest Ponzi scheme

In December 2008, Bernard Madoff was charged with a single count of securities fraud stemming from a Ponzi scheme that was reportedly estimated at $50 billion. Madoff represented several individual investors, foundations, and charities, and the losses could result in [...]

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How changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act could affect you

In September 2008, President Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008. The act made changes to the definition of “disability,” and reassessed how statutory terms involving disabilities should be interpreted. Professor Ruth Colker, one of the [...]

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Lessons learned: Looking back on Election Day 2008

In the days leading up to the Nov. 4 elections, the tension in the fourth floor faculty offices at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law continued to build.  But the pressure was not about who would win, but [...]

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Merritt receives University Teaching Award

Professor Deborah Jones Merritt was recently named one of the 10 recipients of the University-wide 2009 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. The Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching honors faculty members for superior teaching. Recipients are nominated by present and former [...]

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Professor Peter Shane speaks to National Press Club

Professor Shane was an expert presenter at a National Press Club press conference Thursday, Jan. 8 entitled “Mechanics of Quick Change.” Shane, the Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law, and other speakers discussed the processes [...]

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Alan C. Michaels named dean

The search for a dean of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law ended right where it began: at Moritz. In May, Alan C. Michaels was appointed interim dean when Nancy Rogers was appointed Ohio Attorney General. In November, [...]

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Questions and answers with Professor Dale Oesterle

What lessons should we take from the federal government’s recent intervention? Lou Jiwei is the head of China’s sovereign-wealth fund, a fund awash in dollars (over $200 billion) seeking to invest. Our current Secretary of the Treasury, Hank Paulson, recently [...]

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‘Selfless Leadership:’ Former Dean Nancy Rogers left her post at Moritz’s helm to serve as Ohio Attorney General the past 6 months

If you ask Nancy Rogers what she accomplished in her seven years as dean of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, she’ll take credit for very little. She won’t claim credit for the College’s soaring student qualifications, the [...]

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