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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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Huefner Invested As Alumni Society Designated Professor of Law

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.”

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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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