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Foley pens op-ed in Roll Call

Professor Ned Foley, director of Election Law @ Moritz, wrote an op-ed in Roll Call recalling an 1877 congressional gridlock and how a speaker of the house went against his party to save the day, and perhaps the country. Foley argues there could be lessons in this historical tale that could help today’s congressional leaders break the impass on the government shutdown and debt ceiling.

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Berman part of $18.7 million grant to study tobacco

Law Professor Micah Berman is part of a team of researchers at Ohio State that received an $18.7 million grant to establish a research center devoted to the study of tobacco use patterns, industry marketing practices, and public perceptions. The information will be used to help the Food and Drug Administration’s in its new role in regulating tobacco.

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Solomon appointed to LSAC board

Assistant Dean Robert L. Solomon II has been appointed to a two-year term on the Law School Admission Council Board of Trustees. Solomon, assistant dean for admissions and financial aid and director of Office of Diversity & Inclusion, is a [...]

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Professor tapped to lead presidential advisory committee

Professor Deborah Jones Merritt has been asked to lead an advisory subcommittee in the search for the next president of The Ohio State University.

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Amy Cohen dishes about the ‘supermarket revolution’ and its effects on developing countries

I am working on a project that examines what is at stake when developing countries regulate their food markets around the imperatives of large, corporate supermarket chains. Supermarkets, so common in the West are now dramatically altering the economic, social, and political landscape for farmers, traders, small retailers, and consumers throughout the developing world.

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Disabled Education: A Critical Analysis of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

(NYU Press, 2013) By Ruth Colker The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) promises a free and appropriate public education to all children with disabilities. At first glance, the IDEA is a shining example of law’s democratizing impulse. But, in [...]

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Building laws: Professors lend expertise, skill to establishing uniform laws, restatements

From soldiers casting ballots from Afghanistan to two parties negotiat­ing freely via a long-distance telephone call, the leadership of faculty at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law is having an impact. There is a long tradition of professors [...]

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New faces on the faculty: Three bring expertise in health law, national security, lawmaking

When students at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law return to classes this fall, they will have the opportunity to learn from three new dynamic faculty members. Micah Berman and Efthimios Parasidis are emerging scholars who have incredible [...]

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Kirwan Institute celebrates 10th anniversary

The Kirwan Institute celebrates its 10th anniversary on June 13, 2013 with an all-day event entitled “The Next Ten Years of Work” at the Ohio Union.

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Moritz to increase health law expertise in 2013-14

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law is expanding its footprint in health law, and two new professors will be critical in those efforts next academic year. Micah Berman and Efthimios Parasidis are emerging scholars who have incredible practical experience in the areas of health law, public health law and policy, bioethics, intellectual property, biotechnology law, and related fields. Together, they hope to expand the study of health law across various units at the University and interest students in pursuing an area of law that has fascinated them.

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New professor brings expertise in legislation, national security

As a boy listening to the radio in snowy Fargo, N.D., Dakota Rudesill keenly remembers the feeling of dread when he heard in 1983 that the Soviet Union had walked out of nuclear arms talks. A

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Daley, Smith win awards from Class of 2013

Professor Rick Daley ’78 and Monte Smith ’90, assistant dean for academic affairs, were honored by the Class of 2013 as the Morgan E. Shipman Outstanding Professor and Outstanding Staff Member, respectively. Daley is a senior lecturer in law with [...]

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