Practicing law is one thing. Changing the law is another thing altogether. Michael Berry ’05, has managed to make a career of the latter, defending religious liberties as senior counsel and director of military affairs at First Liberty Institute.
Professor Amna Akbar was awarded this year’s Columbus Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society’s Progressive Young Leader Award at its annual awards reception in April.
Peter M. Shane wrote an opinion piece for the American Constitution Society’s blog on U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen and the legality of deferred action.
Peter M. Shane, the Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law and an internationally recognized scholar in administrative law, wrote an article for Bloomberg BNA about congressional attacks on FCC-White House links and net neutrality.
On March 6 the Ohio State Law Journal will host “State Constitutions in the United States Federal System: An Exploration of the Construction, Execution, and Interpretation of State Founding Documents.” The symposium will explore the various structural aspects of state constitutional law.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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 […]