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.”
Professor Daniel P. Tokaji will take part in a panel discussion on WOSU-TV on Thursday as part of Ohio’s ninth annual Statewide Tribute to Rosa Parks. “The Power of One” event, presented by The Ohio State University, the Central Ohio Transit Authority, and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, will take place Thursday and Friday at COSI.
Daniel C.K. Chow, the Joseph S. Platt-Porter Wright Morris & Arthur Professor of Law at The Ohio State University, will participate in a roundtable discussion in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 21 with the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. The roundtable, “Corruption in China Today: Consequences for Governance, Human Rights, and Commercial Rule of Law,” will focus on the crackdown on commercial bribery in China and how it affects multinational companies doing business there.
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.