Briefing Room

criminal law

James Forman Jr.

2018 David H. Bodiker Lecture on Criminal Justice

This year’s lecture will feature James Forman Jr., professor of law at Yale Law School and best-selling author of the critically acclaimed book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America.

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Jessica Kim

Alumna to bring passion for white-collar crime to the classroom this spring

As head of cybercrimes for the Columbus office, Jessica Kim ’11, an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, witnesses firsthand how technology is rapidly altering the way crimes are investigated and prosecuted.

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Berman stays at the forefront of criminal justice reform through innovation

It is an exciting time to be Professor Douglas A. Berman. He has written passionately about criminal justice reform for over a decade and the issue has finally made its way on to the agenda of both major political parties. […]

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Sandretto Fights For Victims of Domestic Violence

Kathryn Sandretto ’05 knows what it feels like to be hated. As a prosecutor in Lucas County who has devoted the last few years to putting abusers behind bars, she has felt the wrath of both the abusers – and the family members who have suffered at their hands.

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Marijuana Policy and Drugged Driving: A Debate

The Federalist Society will host a debate on marijuana law and policy as it relates to drugged driving on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 12:10 p.m. in Saxbe Auditorium. Participating in the event will be Paul Larkin of the Heritage Foundation and Professor Doug Berman.

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Wrongful Conviction Day Panel

On Oct. 2, at noon in Saxbe Auditorium the Moritz College of Law will host a Wrongful Conviction Day panel event featuring Emmy Award winning correspondent, Erin Moriarity ‘77, CBS News; Joanna Feigenbaum, Ohio Public Defender Wrongful Conviction Project; Jennifer Bergeron, Ohio Innocence […]

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Bodiker Lecture features Stephen B. Bright

This year’s David H. Bodiker Lecture on Criminal Justice on Oct. 6 will feature Stephen B. Bright, president and senior counsel at the Southern Center for Human Rights. His talk is entitled: “Rigged: When Race and Poverty Determine Outcomes in the Criminal Courts.”

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Berman writes for Minneapolis Star Tribune

Professor Doug Berman co-authored an op-ed for the Minneapolis Star Tribune on the precedent for President Obama’s categorical reduction of sentences.

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Moritz Student Named Best Advocate at Criminal Moot Court Competition

3L Zach Neumann was named Best Advocate at the 2015 Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court Competition on March 28.

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The Photography of Richard Ross

Get a glimpse inside the walls of the nation’s juvenile detention centers through the lens of photographer Richard Ross in Juvenile in Justice and Girls in Justice, on display in the Moritz law library April 8-10.

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The Continuities Between Immigrant Detention and Mass Incarceration

On Monday, March 30, at noon in Saxbe Auditorium a panel of distinguished legal experts will engage in a roundtable discussion on immigration detention.

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Human Trafficking Awareness Week to bring attention to important issue

Human trafficking isn’t something that happens only in third world countries. It affects every city and state across the U.S. The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and School of Music have come together to bring recognition to the issue during the second annual awareness week.

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