On October 20, Professor Steven F. Huefner was invested as the Alumni Society Designated Professor of Law in a ceremony at the Barrister Club. Many of his students, as well as his family and colleagues, were on hand to celebrate. After an introduction by Dean Alan C. Michaels, Professor Huefner delivered a speech entitled “Studies in Democratic Governance.”
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.
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.
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.
Professor Doug Berman co-authored an op-ed for the Minneapolis Star Tribune on the precedent for President Obama’s categorical reduction of sentences.
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.
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.
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.
Professor Joseph B. Stulberg was recently named the 2015 winner of the Ohio Mediation Association’s Better World Award.
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.
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.
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.