Briefing Room


Tobin targets public charities’ activities in congressional testimony

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Donald Tobin, the Frank E. and Virginia H. Bazler Designated Professor in Business Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, testified July 25 before a U.S. Senate Ways and Means subcommittee on the increased […]

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University trustees promote faculty, approve appointments

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University Board of Trustees approved multiple appointments and promotions for faculty members of the Michael E. Moritz College of Law. At their June meeting, the trustees approved the following: Cinnamon Carlarne was promoted to […]

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Colker to Head Mini-Seminar on Advanced Education Advocacy and Issue Analysis

A mini-seminar on Advanced Education Advocacy and Issue Analysis is scheduled to be held 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 19 at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Presented by the Ohio Poverty Law Center, LLC and Center […]

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New Professor Represents Immigrant Communities

From Muslim to Arab and South Asian groups, to New York and that “state up north,” Amna Akbar has put her lawyering skills to use in many communities.

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Tokaji testifies before Senate judiciary on new voting law

Professor Daniel P. Tokaji, the Robert M. Duncan/Jones Day Designated Professor and  Senior Fellow at the nonpartisan Election Law @ Moritz project, is testifying on May 7 before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and […]

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Donald B. Tobin shares his thoughts on political fundraising and nonprofits

What changes in the law have led political operatives to consider alternative structures when setting up campaign organizations? The short answer is that organizations are improperly choosing alternative structures to avoid the campaign disclosure provisions in the Internal Rev­enue Code. […]

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Connecting Democracy: Online Consultation and the Flow of Political Communication

(MIT Press 2011) By Stephen Coleman and Peter M. Shane With the proliferation of online communication tools, e-democracy is steadily transforming the relationship between government and citizens, a phe­nomenon that Peter M. Shane, the Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. […]

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Institute’s work mirrors director’s own story of success

Sharon Davies is passionate about the mission of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity because she believes her life is proof of its fundamen­tal philosophy: Individual success is only partly attributable to character; it also is […]

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Professor Simmons Awarded Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching

Professor Ric Simmons was named one of the recipients of the University-wide 2012 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. “Professor Simmons is a leader in innovative teaching that combines practical skills training with analysis of legal doctrine and policy,” said Alan […]

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Professor Shane to Discuss Recess Appointments

Professor Peter M. Shane will participate in the Constitution Project’s tele-debate on Are the President’s Recent Recess Appointments Constitutional on Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Shane, the Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in […]

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Professor Colker to discuss ‘The Learning Disabilities Mess’ in webinar

Distinguished University Professor Ruth Colker, an expert in disability law, will discuss use of the term “learning disability” in an upcoming webinar on Thursday, Jan. 19. Colker, the Heck Faust Memorial Chair in Constitutional Law at The Ohio State University […]

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Professor Berman to testify on future of Sentencing Commission

The U.S. Sentencing Commission’s role has been questioned on a number of fronts in recent years. In 2005, the Supreme Court held the commission’s mandatory guidelines unconstitutional, following evidence that they perpetuate rather than eliminate disparities. And in recent months, […]

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