In January 2015, Dean Alan C. Michaels created the Teaching Innovation Group, which aims to keep Moritz at the forefront of law school pedagogy by providing a constant stream of ideas and practices from which the teaching community may draw upon.
Professor Margot Kaminski has been invited to serve as a fellow of the D.C.-based, nonprofit Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) for 2016.
Professor Peter M. Shane, the Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law, wrote an op-ed for The Atlantic on U.S. v. Texas, a challenge to the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program that went before the Supreme Court.
Professor Micah Berman was named the recipient of a K07 career development award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for his project “Designing a Comprehensive Framework for the Evaluation of Tobacco Products.”
Professor Amna Akbar was awarded this year’s Columbus Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society’s Progressive Young Leader Award at its annual awards reception in April.
Nancy Hardin Rogers was presented with The Ohio State University’s Distinguished Service Award at the spring commencement ceremony for her long record of service to the university, and for her current work as a founder of the legal movement toward mediation.
Sheldon W. Halpern, professor emeritus, died on Feb. 26 at the age of 80. He taught courses in copyright, trademark, defamation, privacy, and contracts.
Professor Ellen E. Deason received the university’s Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching in a surprise ceremony during her International Business Arbitration class today. The award recognizes teaching excellence, and faculty are nominated by students, other faculty, and alumni.
Francis X. (“Frank”) Beytagh, dean of the College of Law from 1985-1993, died on February 21 at the age of 80. Dean Beytagh was an outstanding leader, a nationally recognized scholar in his field of Constitutional law, and a dedicated teacher, a role he continued at the College until he took emeritus status in 1997.
The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution recognized Professor Nancy H. Rogers with the Outstanding Professional Article award for her article When Conflicts Polarize Communities: Designing Localized Offices to Intervene Collaboratively.
Professor Christopher Walker served as the academic consultant for the Administrative Conference of the United States on a project exploring the role of federal agencies in the legislative process. In the fall, he released a final report with findings from the study.
Professor Ric Simmons has been selected to serve on a task force that will examine potential changes to Ohio’s grand jury system in the wake of controversy over fatal police shootings.