Nancy Hardin Rogers
Professor Emeritus of Law
Nancy Hardin Rogers
Professor Rogers teaches and writes primarily in the dispute resolution area. Her co-authored treatise on mediation received the CPR legal Program Book Prize in 1989 and her co-authored short text on mediation received the same national prize in 1987. Formerly the Michael E. Mortiz Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution, she also has coauthored a leading law school textbook in dispute resolution.
Since joining the Moritz faculty, she has served as Ohio Attorney General, Dean of the Moritz College of Law, Vice Provost for Academic Administration of The Ohio State University, Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for Moritz. Prior to joining the faculty, she was a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Thomas D. Lambros in Cleveland and practiced in the Glenville-area office of the Cleveland Legal Aid Society.
Professor Rogers was President of the Association of American Law Schools in 2007 and was a member of its Executive Committee for five years. She served for nine years on the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation, a Presidential appointment that requires U.S. Senate confirmation. Professor Rogers had a gubernatorial appointment as one of Ohio’s five commissioners on the National Conference of Commissioners of Uniform State Laws for seven years and was Reporter for the Conference’s Uniform Mediation Act, now enacted in 11 jurisdictions. She chairs the Judicial Advisory Committee, which reviews candidates for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio for U.S. Senators Brown and Voinovich. She served on the planning committee for the ABA Seminar for New Law Deans for five years, chairing it for two years.
Her awards include: the College of Law Alumni Association’s Outstanding Professor Award in 1996, the American Bar Association Section on Dispute Resolution’s D’Alemberte-Raven Award in 2002 for outstanding achievements and contributions to the field of dispute resolution, the American Arbitration Association’s Whitney North Seymour, Sr. Medal in 1990 for outstanding contributions to the dispute resolution field, the Mortar Board Alumni Achievement Award in 2008, the Ohio State Bar Foundation’s Ritter Award in 1998 for outstanding contributions to the administration of justice, the Ohio State Bar Association’s Ohio Bar Medal in 2008, the Legal Aid Society of Columbus’ Service Recognition in 1996, the Columbus Chapter of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy’s Judge Robert M. Duncan Award for Progressive Public Service in 2010, the Ohio State University Council of Graduate Students’ Distinguished Service Award in 2004, the Columbus YWCA Women of Achievement Award in 2008, and the Columbus Bar Foundation’s President’s Award in 2008.