Briefing Room

Faculty

What made the Farrakhan v. Gregoire ruling a landmark?

Farrakhan v. Gregoire considered the state of Washington’s law disenfranchising people who have been convicted of felonies. The court concluded that Washington’s felony disenfranchisement law violates the Voting Rights Act because of its disproportionate impact on racial and ethnic minorities. [...]

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What is the legal significance of Kristin M. Perry v. Arnold Schwarzenegger?

As litigation and referendums relating to same-sex marriages continue around the country, so do the legal questions surrounding them. Professor Marc Spindelman, who teaches constitutional law and family law, and who is also an expert in lesbian and gay rights, [...]

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Professor Whaley Has a Heart

My former students may be interested to know that I’ve had a heart transplant and life is very good indeed.

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Moritz Class of 2013: Most Applicants in College’s History

The work of a law school admissions officer or admissions committee member is part art, part science.

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New Advanced Courses Complement Clinical Programming

Of particular interest to alumni may be the expansion of our advanced curricular offerings to include more and more courses explicitly designed to introduce students to professional lawyering skills.

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Faculty Making a Difference

Many faculty have embraced different types of teaching technologies in the classroom, from interactive devices to the use of presentation technology. Our faculty are leaders throughout the nation in developing new and innovative teaching methods.

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Professor Foley Testifies Before U.S. Senate

OSU Moritz College of Law Professor Edward B. Foley has been called to testify before the United States Senate Committee on Rules and Administration in a hearing entitled “Corporate America vs. The Voter: Examining the Supreme Court’s Decision to Allow [...]

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Library Balances Print, Electronic Resources

This is an exciting time for libraries. The positive reaction of our students to the refurbishing of various areas of the Michael E. Moritz Law Library, and the very enthusiastic response to the renovated William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library at [...]

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Professor Merritt argues before U.S. Supreme Court

Professor Deborah Jones Merritt was the only one making her case before the U.S. Supreme Court Oct. 7, but several others – from her own family to her Moritz one – contributed to the success of her first U.S. Supreme [...]

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What Should You Know Regarding Possible Changes to Consumer Arbitration?

In recent months, a major lawsuit was filed by the Minnesota Attorney General against one of the nation’s major arbitration providers, and Congress is considering legislative reform of arbitration guidelines. Professor Sarah Rudolph Cole, an expert in arbitration, discusses the [...]

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Commission directed by Prof. Shane releases findings

Moritz Professor Peter M. Shane and the blue-ribbon commission for which he was executive director released a report today in Washington, D.C., setting forth a new vision for healthy, informed, democratic communities. The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of [...]

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Madison’s Nightmare: How executive power threatens American democracy

Though he campaigned on a theme of change, Barack Obama in his first months in office has already asserted inherent presidential power in some ways reminiscent of his Republican predecessors. While abandoning the Bush Administration’s most audacious claims, President Obama [...]

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