The Law School Magazine  ·  Spring 2009



Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Visit Moritz
On Friday, April 10, the Ohio State Law Journal (OSLJ) will host a symposium entitled “The Jurisprudence of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Discussio... Continue Reading →
Real Law in a Virtual World
When you hear “virtual worlds” you probably envision a teenager concentrating intently on a computer screen, his nose just inches from the animate... Continue Reading →
Lessons Learned: Looking Back on Election Day 2008
In the days leading up to the Nov. 4 elections, the tension in the fourth floor faculty offices at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law con... Continue Reading →

Alumni Profiles


Andrea Seidt ’98 Takes Different Route to Job as Ohio’s Securities Chief

Andrea Seidt ’98 always had a desire to help the “little guy.” Before she entered high school, the argumentative teenager began telling people that she would become an attorney. Raised in a blue-collar family in the Appalachian region of Ohio, ...

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Epps ’73 Shares Knowledge of Health Care Law in Annual Talk

Everyone has their own way of staying connected to the Moritz College of Law. Some stop by for impromptu visits, others gather for a tailgate before a Buckeye football game, and plenty look forward to returning for their annual reunion. Joseph Epps ...

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3L Spriggs Worked as Counterterrorism Analyst

No one imagines their final year as an undergraduate to include the government coming to your current and previous neighborhoods to interview your neighbors and friends. That is, especially not when all the questions asked pertain to you and your lif...

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Leadership of Frank Ray ’73 Shines Again

On Frank A. Ray’s first day on the job as chief civil counsel at the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office in 1976, his boss at the time, George C. Smith ’59 (now Senior U. S. District Judge), instructed him to meet the Franklin County Commission...

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Mortinger ’89 Maximizes Opportunities Presented at IBM

Since graduating from Moritz in 1989, Steve Mortinger has worked for IBM, which makes use of virtual world platforms regularly. Pictured is Mortinger and his avatar in Second Life. It’s difficult not to be intrigued by parts of Steve Mortinger’s ...

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How Changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act Could Affect You

In September 2008, President Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008. The act made changes to the definition of “disability,” and reassessed how statutory terms involving disabilities should be interpreted. Professo...

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The Aftermath Of What Could Be the World’s Largest Ponzi Scheme

In December 2008, Bernard Madoff was charged with a single count of securities fraud stemming from a Ponzi scheme that was reportedly estimated at $50 billion. Madoff represented several individual investors, foundations, and charities, and the losse...

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From the Dean’s Desk

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 t...

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Spring 2009

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