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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
As a boy listening to the radio in snowy Fargo, N.D., Dakota Rudesill keenly remembers the feeling of dread when he heard in 1983 that the Soviet Union had walked out of nuclear arms talks. A