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Anita Hill to Visit OSU for 2-Day Symposium

Members of The Ohio State University community will have the chance to hear the story of Anita Hill, a woman who unwittingly became synonymous with one of the biggest political scandals of the last century, during a two-day symposium titled “From Anita Hill to the White House Task Force on Sexual Assault,” in November.

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Student group named ACS chapter of the year

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law’s chapter of the American Constitution Society (ACS) was named student chapter of the year at the organization’s national convention in Washington, DC last month. It was just one of several awards the chapter won at the event.

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Shane writes for Slate

Professor Peter M. Shane, one of the country’s foremost experts in presidential powers, wrote a commentary on the Bergdahl-Guantanamo prisoner swap. Ironically, a Bush-era memo would give the President legal cover, but Shane argues he doesn’t need it.

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WOSU to air ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’ film Tuesday

Professors and alumni from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and several Central Ohio leaders and residents read Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” as part of a moving film that will be broadcast on WOSU TV at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25.

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Shane writes about recess appointments in The Atlantic

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.”

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Moritz professors to help bring Supreme Court case to life

Four professors at Moritz will have a role in the upcoming play Arguendo, which is based on a 1991 Supreme Court case involving nudity and the First Amendment, at the Wexner Center for the Arts. The professors will participate in a talk-back session with the audience and director after the show to provide commentary.

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Christopher Walker – Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action

Professor Christopher Walker previews Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action,  the challenge to an amendment to the Michigan constitution that bans the use of affirmative action by public universities. The case was argued before the United States Supreme Court [...]

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American Constitution Society wins national award

A student group at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law has been recognized for its outstanding programming by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

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Dean Michaels to lead ‘Gideon’s Promise’ panel discussion

Dean Alan C. Michaels will moderate a May 23 panel discussion hosted by the Supreme Court of Ohio about the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that guaranteed the availability of counsel for indigent defendants.

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Students win Sutherland Cup, compete across country

Students from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law continue to compete in competitions at home and afar. Last month, they brought honor to the College – and a national championship in the case of one team.

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Summit on Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice to take place Oct. 26

The public is invited to the conference on Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice when it arrives at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law on Oct. 26. Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice is a multipart conference taking place at [...]

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College to host Order of the Coif lecture, election law expert

The progressive case for federalism will be made in a lecture given Oct. 17 by Heather Gerken, the J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale Law School, at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Gerken’s talk, “Not [...]

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