Briefing Room

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Speaker Batchelder in his office at the Riffe Center.(Jodi Miller)

Speaker Batchelder coming to Moritz

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.

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Nevada state senator balances partnership, family

Aaron D. Ford ’01 is no stranger to balancing the opportunities and challenges that life can bring. After receiving his J.D. and Ph.D. degrees through a joint-degree program, Ford is now a partner at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. in Las Vegas, as well as Nevada State Senator, two experiences he described as both demanding and rewarding.

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Moritz makes push for legislative clerkship program

Unhappy with lawyers’ access to jobs in Congress, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law is working toward a change. Top law graduates compete each year for prestigious judicial clerkships or new attorney positions within the executive branch. Professor Dakota Rudesill pondered: Why are there not similar positions in Congress?

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2008 graduate shares expertise with MSNBC’s Hardball

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.

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Foley pens op-ed in Roll Call

Professor Ned Foley, director of Election Law @ Moritz, wrote an op-ed in Roll Call recalling an 1877 congressional gridlock and how a speaker of the house went against his party to save the day, and perhaps the country. Foley argues there could be lessons in this historical tale that could help today’s congressional leaders break the impass on the government shutdown and debt ceiling.

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Democracy, Elections, and the Changing Dynamics of Partisan Competition on Five Continents

This workshop will present and discuss the findings of the Comparative National Elections Project and will be held Friday, Oct. 18 from 9:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies. This is the Mershon Center’s longest-running research project, and it has become one of the largest survey-based research projects in the world, now including over 40 countries on five continents.

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Scholar to explore paradox of Western democracy

Bernard Harcourt, the Julius Kreeger Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of Chicago and this year’s Stephen and Barbara Friedman Visiting Professor of Law at Columbia University, will present at two events on campus. At a public [...]

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Political reform, primaries focus of two events

The Ohio State University will be an epicenter for election law and political reform discussions this fall, starting with two events next week. From 1 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, the university and the Bipartisan Policy Center are teaming [...]

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Legislator to receive Outstanding Recent Alumna Award

Ohio state Rep. Kathleen Clyde ’08 is serving her second term in the Ohio House of Representatives, where she is working on issues such as creating a uniform, statewide process for dealing with and counting provisional ballots during elections, and co-sponsoring a bill to protect victims of domestic violence.

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Summer program fosters female presence in politics, leadership roles

Every summer, women studying at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law have the opportunity to attend the weeklong NEW Leadership Institute, which aims to energize women and encourage their involvement in leadership and politics.

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Eight More Years: Alumna makes career of advising Ohio’s leaders

Looking out of her corner office window from the 17th floor of the Rhodes Tower in downtown Columbus, Mary Mertz ’02 can see her resume on Capitol Square. She spent eight years in the Rife Building, working for former Lieutenant [...]

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New faces on the faculty: Three bring expertise in health law, national security, lawmaking

When students at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law return to classes this fall, they will have the opportunity to learn from three new dynamic faculty members. Micah Berman and Efthimios Parasidis are emerging scholars who have incredible [...]

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