Already recognized as a Distinguished University Lecturer and Scholar, Professor Joshua Dressler earned another distinction among The Ohio State University’s academic community – Distinguished University Professor. Dressler was named for his internationally recognized work in the field of criminal law as well as his dedication to students.
Professor Daniel P. Tokaji released the book “The New Soft Money: Outside Spending in Congressional Elections” at the National Press Club. Since Citizens United, there has been a torrent of outside money flood election campaigns. While there has been considerable attention to raw numbers, much less was known about the real-world effects of such spending — until now.
The Ohio State University Board of Trustees approved the promotion of Professors Mary Beth Beazley and Paul Rose to the rank of professor and Professor Efthimios Parasidis to associate professor with tenure.
Professor Peter M. Shane, one of the country’s foremost experts in presidential powers, wrote a commentary on the Bergdahl-Guantanamo prisoner swap. Ironically, a Bush-era memo would give the President legal cover, but Shane argues he doesn’t need it.
From coaching a champion moot court team to teaching the ins and out of securities law to dazzling the crowd at the annual comedy night, Professor Paul Rose has left a lasting impact on the Class of 2014. The class elected Professor Paul Rose as the Morgan E. Shipman Outstanding Professor.
On March 18, Professor Richard Daley’s classroom received a surprise visit from the university provost, who stopped the class to announce Daley is the winner of the Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching By A Lecturer. Daley, a senior lecturer in law, joined the Moritz faculty after practicing real estate law for 28 years.
Professor Micah Berman has been awarded a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation fellowship to create a new interdisciplinary course for law and public health students that will have them working with the public health department.
Nancy Hardin Rogers was honored with the prestigious James F. Henry Award from the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR), nonprofit organization of global corporations, law firms, scholars, and public institutions dedicated to commercial conflict prevention and alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
Unhappy with lawyers’ access to jobs in Congress, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law is working toward a change. Top law graduates compete each year for prestigious judicial clerkships or new attorney positions within the executive branch. Professor Dakota Rudesill pondered: Why are there not similar positions in Congress?
The Ohio State University Board of Trustees approved new faculty appointments for Garry W. Jenkins, Creola Johnson, and Donald B. Tobin.
Professor Peter M. Shane, a nationally recognized expert in separation of powers law, wrote a column in The Atlantic on the Supreme Court case Noel Canning v. NLRB. Shane wrote: “There is nothing liberty-protecting in the capacity of the Senate to undermine public administration by stonewalling the nominations of perfectly qualified government officers.”
Professor Deborah Jones Merritt’s Law School Café blog has been named to the ABA Journal’s seventh annual “Blawg 100,” a listing of the 100 best blogs for a legal audience. On the blog Merritt discusses ideas for improving legal education. The ABA Journal calls Merritt’s new blog a “hub” and a resource for “facts to back up your opinions.”