The Law School Magazine  ·  Spring 2009 : Dean's Letter

From the Dean’s Desk

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The spring is an exciting time around the Moritz College of Law. Students are busy planning and presenting an increasing number of out-of-classroom events within Drinko Hall, including several law journal symposiums. As you may have heard, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is expected to visit the College in April as a part of the Ohio State Law Journal’s symposium exploring her jurisprudence during her 15 years on the Court. You can read more about Justice Ginsburg and the symposium in this edition of All Rise. We are eager for her arrival and enthusiastic about hosting this pioneer in women’s rights and civil liberties.

Also in this issue, you can learn about the interesting legal questions that are beginning to surface within online virtual worlds. Steve Mortinger ’89, an attorney at IBM, shares his expansive knowledge of the issues arising at the intersection of new technology and law. Moritz Professors Peter Swire and Donald Tobin also share their insights as to how privacy and tax issues, respectively, relate to virtual worlds.

You’ll have the opportunity to read commentary by experts at Election Law @ Moritz regarding the November election. Moritz professors also answer questions on newsworthy topics such as Bernie Madoff’s alleged Ponzi scheme and the recent changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act. We also catch up with several alumni, including Joseph Epps ’73, Frank Ray ’73, and Andrea Seidt ’98.

As always, I hope you will stay in touch with us through our alumni activities, engaging with our symposiums and events (either in person or via webcast), and sharing personal and career updates through our Alumni News. Thank you for all that you do for Moritz.


Alan C. Michaels

Dean and Edwin M. Cooperman Professor of Law

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