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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

As the United States celebrates the nation’s “triumph over race” with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been labeled felons for life. Ohio State University [...]

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What has the Obama presidency meant for the growth of presidential power?

In Madison’s Nightmare: Executive Power and the Threat to American Democracy (University of Chicago Press 2009), Professor Peter M. Shane wrote about what he describes as an accelerating trend since 1981 towards “presidentialism.” He observed a steady increase in presidential [...]

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The Measure of Injury: Race, Gender and Tort Law

In The Measure of Injury: Race, Gender, and Tort Law, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Professor Martha Chamallas and Jennifer Wriggins, a University of Maine School of Law professor, put tort law under a critical magnifying glass and [...]

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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

As the United States celebrates the nation’s “triumph over race” with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been labeled felons for life. Ohio State University [...]

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Alexander receives NAACP Image Award

Halle Berry (Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture), Denzel Washington (Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture), Vanessa Williams (Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series), and John Legend (Outstanding Album) were among the big winners at the prestigious 42nd Annual NAACP [...]

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Professor Shane receives University Distinguished Scholar Award

Professor Peter M. Shane, the Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law, was named a 2011 University Distinguished Scholar by The Ohio State University. The award, established in 1978, recognizes exceptional scholarly accomplishments by senior professors [...]

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Professor read by millions

Even though Professor Steven Davidoff only travels back to New York every month or so, his name settles on the pages of the city’s world-renowned newspaper, The New York Times.

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Professor Alexander Named in The Root 100

Moritz Professor Michelle Alexander was included in “The Root 100,” a list of “young African-American pace setters and game changers” compiled by The Root.

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Thank You: From Student to Professor

This is a long overdue thank you for all you taught me and the immeasurable impact you have had on my life.

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Moritz Hires New Librarians, Updates Library

This fall, we welcomed the addition of two new reference librarians to the staff of the Michael E. Moritz Law Library: Matt Cooper, a 2001 Moritz graduate, and Stephanie Ziegler, a graduate of the Indiana University-Bloomington School of Law.

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Lombardi Retires After 20 Years

After 20 years of service at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Pam Lombardi retired from her positions as director of alumni affairs and assistant dean for career services and external affairs.

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Moritz Professor Recognized as ‘Pioneer’ in Law Blogging

A recent National Law Journal feature story on influential law “professors who have made blogging a mainstream medium” profiles the contributions of Douglas Berman.

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