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Alan C. Michaels Media Hits

The following is a list of selected media coverage for Alan C. Michaels. The links below will direct you to sites that are not affiliated with the Moritz College of Law. They are subject to change, and some may expire or require registration as time passes.

 

Fewer Law School Applicants Due To Lack Of Jobs, High Tuition

August 26, 2013

Dean alan Michaels was quoted in an article from WOSU about the declining enrollment for law schools. Michaels explained that teh recession played a big role in the declining enrollment for law schools across the country.

“There was a great recession of course starting in 2008, and that had a very large impact on the legal market. Demand for legal services which had had a very long period of very robust growth actually dropped,” he said.



Ohio State Moritz College of Law ranked in top 50 of US law schools for graduate employment

June 3, 2013

The Lantern published a story about The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law's top-50 ranking in graduate employment by "Above the Law," a commercial law blog. Moritz was named No. 46 on the list. The story features Mortiz's focus on individual attention on its law students, and its programs such as the Moritz Corporate Fellowship Program, which make the school stand out.



Ohio State student gives $250,000 to create legal services program for veterans

April 7, 2013

The Captain Jonathan D Grassbaugh Veterans Project was announced at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law on April 5. Jenna Grassbaugh, his widow, is giving the school $250,000 for the project that will offer military veterans free legal services. "Yes, people say that it’s like cutting away my safety net, but I don’t look at it that way. He would have wanted me to do this,” she said.



New program to help vets returning after combat

April 5, 2013

Fox 28 Columbus covered The Captain Jonathan D Grassbaugh Veterans Project announcement at The Ohio
State University Moritz College of Law. The project is designed to provide free legal services to military veterans.

 



New program to help vets returning from combat

April 5, 2013

ABC 6 On Your Side covered The Captain Jonathan D Grassbaugh Veterans Project announcement at The Ohio
State University Moritz College of Law. The project is designed to provide free legal services to military veterans.



New veterans project

April 5, 2013

NBC 4 covered The Captain Jonathan D Grassbaugh Veterans Project announcement at The Ohio
State University Moritz College of Law. The project is designed to provide free legal services to military veterans.



Ohio State to offer legal help for veterans

April 5, 2013

The Captain Jonathan D Grassbaugh Veterans Project was announced at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. The project will aid military veterans with free legal services according to a news brief from the Associated Press, which also was published in the San Francisco Chronicle, 10TV.com, The Repository, The Denver Post, Hamilton Journal News, Top News Today and Fox 27 Youngstown.



Widow’s gift to help veterans, and herself

March 19, 2013

Dean Alan Michaels was quoted in an article in the Columbus Dispatch about one of Moritz's widowed law students who started a fund in honor of her late Army husband to financially support veterans attending law school. “She’s awe-inspiring,” said Michaels, who was deeply moved by her gift. “It makes you want this (project) to be fantastic and to really make the difference that we’re hoping it will.”



Judge Robert M. Duncan | 1927-2012: The ‘Jackie Robinson’ of Columbus courts

November 10, 2012

Dean Alan C. Michaels was quoted in an article in the Columbus Dispatch about the career of the late Judge Robert M. Duncan. The accomplishments of Duncan, who died on Nov. 2 at age 85, made him the “Jackie Robinson of the Columbus judiciary,” said Alan C. Michaels, dean of the Moritz College of Law at OSU.



Students inspire, energize OSU hate crime task force to continue work

May 10, 2012

Dean Alan C. Michaels was quoted in an article by The Lantern about the University forming a task force to combat hate crime on campus.

In the article, which noted Michaels as member of the task force, Michaels said, “I think the task force is a courageous effort to carry forward in moving OSU from excellence to eminence. … It’s great to be a part of a university that takes the issues of diversity and inclusion as seriously as OSU.”



Law grads: lots of debt, few jobs

March 26, 2012

Dean Alan C. Michaels was quoted in an article by the Columbus Dispatch that suggested this year’s 16 percent drop in people taking the LSAT was due to law school debt and fewer jobs available for law students.

“Right now, Ohio State has the most strongly credentialed student body in the history of the law school, and they are graduating and going out there and making a difference,” Michaels said.



Moritz establishes corporate fellowship program

January 18, 2011

Professor Alan Michaels was quoted in a Daily Reporter story about the creation of the Moritz Corporate Fellowship Program. The story states: “‘This initiative will not only give our graduates a terrific career-building experience but it will also allow Moritz and partner corporations to strengthen our relationships and benefit one another,’ Michaels said.” (Subscription required.)



Mentoring program allows Moritz students to see how classroom, 'real life' merge

October 22, 2010

Dean Alan Michaels was quoted in a Daily Reporter story about the College’s Mentoring and More @ Moritz program. The story states: "‘One of our goals is to ensure students receive the opportunity to experience first-hand how what they learn in the classroom applies to the issues faced by practicing lawyers every day,’ said Alan C. Michaels, dean of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.”



Ohio law firms fund scholarship initiative for Moritz College of Law

October 12, 2010

Dean Alan Michaels was quoted in The National Jurist in a story about The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law receiving funding from 12 of the largest law firms in Columbus to support the Leadership Scholarship Initiative. The story states: “‘We are thrilled by the enthusiasm and support of the local bar for our Leadership Scholarship Initiative,’ said Alan Michaels, dean of the Moritz College of Law. ‘The firms’ generosity reflects their confidence in this great law school and our shared role in the Columbus community. Their commitment will make a real difference in bringing the next generation of outstanding lawyers and leaders to Ohio State.’”



First phase completed in Law Firm Scholarship Drive

July 22, 2010

Dean Alan Michaels was quoted in a Daily Reporter article about a scholarship drive that was undertaken as part of the Moritz College of Law’s Leadership Scholarship Initiative. The drive raised more than $600,000 from law firms throughout the city. “‘The firms' generosity reflects their confidence in this great law school and our shared role in the Columbus community. Their commitment will make a real difference in bringing the next generation of outstanding lawyers and leaders to Ohio,’ Michaels said, adding that many of these firms have assisted the law school in several other endeavors in the past.” (Subscription required.)



Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan

June 28, 2010

Dean Alan Michaels, Professor Deborah Jones Merritt and Professor Edward Foley were guests on WOSU’s talk show All Sides with Ann Fisher on Monday. The three were there to discuss the confirmation hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court.



Weak market leaves academics, new grads re-evaluating options

June 18, 2010

Dean Alan Michaels was quoted in a Columbus Business First story about the downed legal job market. The story states: “The biggest roadblock for graduates is the decline in hiring at big firms, which has a trickle-down effect on the entire legal job market, said Alan Michaels, dean of Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law. Grads are taking jobs at smaller law firms, in government agencies and at businesses as legal counsel.”



An imprint on law

April 10, 2010

Dean Alan Michaels was quoted in a Columbus Dispatch story about the death of Ohio Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer. The story states: “‘He's someone who really had respect for the different sources of law, such as the legislature. He was a judge's judge in that regard,’ said Alan C. Michaels, dean of the Ohio State University law school.”



Ohio subpoenas subprime lenders

November 10, 2007

Professor Alan Michaels was quoted in an Associated Press story that was picked up by several newspapers and television stations, including the Houston Chronicle and CNNMoney.com. The story was about Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann’s decision to file subpoenas against several sub-prime mortgage lenders. "For large banking and securities matters, most states leave a lot of regulation to the federal government," said Alan C. Michaels, an Ohio State University law professor specializing in white-collar crime. "It is the exception not the rule for a state to take it on itself."



The Investigation of Bonds Seems to Be at a Standstill

October 4, 2007

Professor Alan C. Michaels was quoted in The New York Times regarding the perjury case against Barry Bonds. The story discusses what will happen when Bonds’ trainer is released from jail, where he’s been since July for refusing to testify. The story states: “The Justice Department has an internal policy of not subpoenaing witnesses to appear before a grand jury if they have been jailed for a significant period during the life of a previous grand jury, said Alan C. Michaels, a law professor at Ohio State. ‘In that case, the U.S. attorney’s office would have to ask main Justice in Washington for approval to subpoena him again,’ Michaels said. ‘The department rarely grants U.S. attorney’s offices the right to do this and only in cases in which the witness’s testimony is crucial to the case.’



High court blocks execution of mentally ill killer in Texas

June 29, 2007

Professor Alan C. Michaels was quoted in the San Diego Union Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Forbes and Dallas Morning News, and a host of other papers, regarding the Supreme Court's decision in a case involving the execution of a mentally ill defendant. “The ruling was quite narrow and there are probably not very many defendants who will be able to stop their executions on the basis of this decision,” said Alan C. Michaels, a criminal law professor at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.



In Conte's '20/20' Talk, Legal Experts See a Risk

December 11, 2004

In a New York Times story about Victor Conte Jr.'s remarks on the ABC program "20/20" about widespread doping in elite sport, Professor Alan C. Michaels wondered whether Conte had received payment from ABC or was seeking a book deal.