Briefing Room

Faculty

Shane pens essay on U.S. v. Texas decision for The Atlantic

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.

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Professor Micah Berman receives award from the National Cancer Institute

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.”

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Professor Amna Akbar receives American Constitution Society award

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.

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Rogers awarded university’s Distinguished Service Award

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.

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College mourns loss of Emeritus Professor Halpern

Sheldon W. Halpern, professor emeritus, died on Feb. 26 at the age of 80. He taught courses in copyright, trademark, defamation, privacy, and contracts.

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Deason wins university teaching award

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.

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College mourns loss of former Dean Beytagh

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.

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Rogers wins international ADR award

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.

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Professor Walker consults on federal government report

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.

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Professor Ric Simmons chosen for court task force to examine grand jury system

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.

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Professor Edward B. Foley earns fellowship

Professor Edward B. Foley was awarded a fellowship from the Stanford University Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law for winter 2016. As a fellow, Foley will be working on a project about ethics of electoral competition.

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Kaminski testifies at U.S. House of Representatives

Assistant Professor of Law Margot E. Kaminski testified at a hearing this morning at the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade.

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