The Law School Magazine  ·  Fall 2009

 

Features

 
Taxing a Property Value Decline
The process seems simple. A government entity – usually a county – values residential, commercial, and agricultural real estate. Based on those va... Continue Reading →
The BCS: Controversial or Illegal?
The NCAA is no stranger to the courtroom, and, at any given time, it is likely to have several high-profile lawsuits filed against it. As would be exp... Continue Reading →
Professor Merritt Argues Before U.S. Supreme Court
Professor Deborah Jones Merritt was the only one making her case before the U.S. Supreme Court Oct. 7, but several others – from her own family to h... Continue Reading →
As Justice’s Arrival Nears, Preparation Pays Off
Moritz Professor Douglas A. Berman didn’t quite know what would transpire after discussing with Suja A. Thomas, a then-University of Cincinnati law ... Continue Reading →
Moritz Nurtures Young Leaders of the Future
School may have been out at the Moritz College of Law over the summer, but many of the College’s faculty, staff, students and even alumni were busy ... Continue Reading →

Alumni Profiles

 

Leading OSU’s Alumni Association


Ginny Trethewey ’77 is many things: a philanthropist, an avid traveler, and chief operating officer of the Ohio State Alumni Association. Yet the title that Trethewey is most proud of is Ohio State mentor. “Mentoring is the greatest satisfaction ...

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Making a Career at Health and Human Services


At first glance, the career path that Gregory Demske ’90 followed after graduating from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law seems to be a fairly straight one. He admits that he “fell into” his first post-law-school job at the Office...

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Clarence E. Mingo II ’98: Tapped by GOP for Franklin County Auditor


Clarence E. Mingo II ’98 was appointed in August to fill the remainder of a term as Franklin County, Ohio, auditor. Mingo, of New Albany, has worked in private practice in Central Ohio since graduating from The Ohio State University Moritz College ...

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Passion for Giving Back: Suzanne K. Richards ’74


Suzanne K. Richards ’74 knew she wanted to be on board with the Law & Leadership Institute the moment she heard about it. “It sounded like a terrific idea and program,” Richards said. “I thought it certainly would be wonderful to give tim...

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Departments

 

Making a Career at Health and Human Services


At first glance, the career path that Gregory Demske ’90 followed after graduating from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law seems to be a fairly straight one. He admits that he “fell into” his first post-law-school job at the Office...

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What Should You Know Regarding Possible Changes to Consumer Arbitration?


In recent months, a major lawsuit was filed by the Minnesota Attorney General against one of the nation’s major arbitration providers, and Congress is considering legislative reform of arbitration guidelines. Professor Sarah Rudolph Cole, an expert...

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What happens to notice pleading after Twombly and Iqbal?


For more than 50 years, it has been black letter law in civil procedure that federal pleading practice requires only “notice pleading.” In 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court muddied the pleading waters with Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544 ...

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Learning Evidence: From the Federal Rules to the Courtroom


Two Moritz evidence professors, Deborah Jones Merritt and Ric Simmons, have released a new evidence casebook, published by West Academic Publishing in 2009, that is expected to be an important entrant to West’s American Casebook Series. However, th...

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From the Dean’s Desk



These are extraordinary times. In today’s difficult economic environment, organizations of all types from various sectors have been forced to reexamine, reevaluate, and revise their work. Belt-tightening, retrenchment, and a reduction of activities and services have been commonplace responses to t...

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