Professors Steven Huefner and Marc Spindelman were elected to the American Law Institute (ALI), an independent U.S. organization that strives to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. ALI publishes model statutes and principles of law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures. They join eight other Moritz faculty who also serve on ALI.
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.
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.
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 [...]
Professor Deborah Jones Merritt has been asked to lead an advisory subcommittee in the search for the next president of The Ohio State University.
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.
(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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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