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APR-21-2009
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The Ohio State University

Merritt urges bar exam changes in New York Times op-ed

Professor Deborah Jones Merritt wrote an op-ed in The New York Times calling for changes to the bar exam. While the passage rates for Moritz graduates held steady at over 90 percent, nationally passage rates are down significantly. Merritt lays out three reasons for the decline.

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Berman’s Letter to the Editor on Regulating E-Cigarettes Runs in New York Times

Assistant Professor of Public Health and Law Micah Berman wrote a letter to the editor in response to a New York Times op-ed on conflicting approaches to e-cigarettes in the United States and Britain.

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Chamallas cited extensively in lead paint case

Judge Jack B. Weinstein of a New York federal court relied heavily on the research of Professor Martha Chamallas in deciding a recent case involving a young child who was injured by lead paint. The defendant argued damages should be reduced because the child is Hispanic.

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Berman writes for Minneapolis Star Tribune

Professor Doug Berman co-authored an op-ed for the Minneapolis Star Tribune on the precedent for President Obama’s categorical reduction of sentences.

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College mourns loss of Associate Dean Fairman

A memorial service will be held Sept. 21 at 4:30 p.m. to celebrate Christopher M. Fairman, the Associate Dean for Faculty and the C. William O’Neill Professor in Law and Judicial Administration, who died on July 22. The event will be live-streamed.

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Faculty experts weigh in on recent U.S. Supreme Court cases

It has been a big month for those who keep a close watch on the decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court. Here is a rundown of recent Supreme Court decisions, along with quotes by our faculty members, and links to media coverage they have received.

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Professor Thomason Awarded Fulbright Scholar Grant

Professor Lee Thomason has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholar Grant to study “innovation and angel investor decision criteria” in Austria beginning later this year.

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Stulberg Wins 2015 Ohio Mediation Association Better World Award

Professor Joseph B. Stulberg was recently named the 2015 winner of the Ohio Mediation Association’s Better World Award.

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Kaminski writes for The New York Times

Assistant Professor of Law Margot E. Kaminski, one of the country’s rising experts on law and technology, wrote an op-ed for the New York Times on why the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks should not be kept secret.

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Shane writes op-ed for American Constitution Society blog

Peter M. Shane wrote an opinion piece for the American Constitution Society’s blog on U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen and the legality of deferred action.

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Berman co-authors white paper that recommends raising tobacco sales age

Professor Micah Berman is making headlines after co-authoring a white paper that recommends raising the minimum age to buy cigarettes in Ohio to 21.

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Shane writes op-ed for Bloomberg BNA

Peter M. Shane, the Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law and an internationally recognized scholar in administrative law, wrote an article for Bloomberg BNA about congressional attacks on FCC-White House links and net neutrality.

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