On February 12, 2015, Professor Garry W. Jenkins, associate dean for academic affairs, was awarded the John C. Elam/Vorys Sater Professor of Law in a ceremony at the Barrister Club.
Former Columbus Mayor Dana G. “Buck” Rinehart ’73 passed away on Feb. 18 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 68. Rinehart held office from 1984 to 1991, a time of dramatic growth for the city of Columbus.
Fifty years have passed since the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law. To celebrate, Pam Karlan, deputy assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, will address its history, legacy, and future.
Moritz will welcome former U.S. Ambassador to India and Governor of Ohio Richard F. Celeste on Feb. 3. Celeste will discuss his experiences as a public servant and why it is as important as ever that more motivated young people stay engaged in local, state, and national government.
Sharon L. Davies, Gregory H. Williams Chair in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and Director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, is the recipient of a 2015 YWCA Women of Achievement Award, which was established three decades ago to honor female leaders in central Ohio.
Alumnus and Nev. State Senator Aaron Ford ’01 was recently elected senate minority leader of the Nevada Senate for the 2015 legislative session.
Alumni from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law hit the campaign trial this fall for a number of elected positions ranging from governor of Nevada to Ohio Supreme Court justice.
Mandi Grandjean ’16 worked as a legal intern at the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s office this summer, where she spent her days researching and writing motions on behalf of the state of Ohio.
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.
Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives William Batchelder ’67, who has more than 40 years of public service to his credit, will visit Ohio State law on April 15.
On April 2, the Program on Law and Leadership will host “Judges as Leaders: Stories from Behind the Bench” featuring Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Court, Judge R. Guy Cole Jr., and Judge Jeffrey Sutton, both of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
When Hardball with Chris Matthews wanted to examine threats around the nation to voting rights, producers turned toward the expertise of a recent graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.