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Faculty

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Merritt, Smith Elected Outstanding Faculty/Staff by Class of 2011

For the second year in a row, Professor Deborah Jones Merritt has been elected the Morgan E. Shipman Outstanding Professor by the graduating class.

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Rogers Honored by League of Women Voters

Nancy Rogers, Professor and Michael E. Moritz Chair in Dispute Resolution, was honored with the League of Women Voter’s Democracy in Action award in May.

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Professor Verdun wins university diversity award

For more than two decades, Associate Professor Vincene Verdun has been at the center of efforts to promote diversity – at Moritz, in the University, and in the larger community. Her efforts were recently recognized when she received the University’s [...]

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College Welcomes Three New Tenure-Track Faculty in 2011-12

Next school year, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law welcomes three new full-time, tenure track faculty to its ranks.

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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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