The Law School Magazine  ·  Spring 2010

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A Mainstay in the Ohio Statehouse: Alumnus’ Gift to Support College’s Leadership Scholarships


Issue: Spring 2010
William Blair ’70 was raised in Canton, Ohio. He still owns a house there as well as one in the Columbus suburb of Upper Arlington. But Blair is most at home when he’s roaming the great halls of the Ohio Statehouse. For nearly 50 years, Blair has...

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Legal Aid Leader: Sarjeant ’75 Returns to the Legal Services Corporation a Third Time


Issue: Spring 2010
When Karen Sarjeant ’75 reflects upon her career – one that has taken her to various legal aid organizations across the country – she realizes the “power of one person” time and time again. Nearly all of her decisions involving education or...

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What is the Legal Significance of Kristin M. Perry v. Arnold Schwarzenegger?


Issue: Spring 2010
As litigation and referendums relating to same-sex marriages continue around the country, so do the legal questions surrounding them. Professor Marc Spindelman, who teaches constitutional law and family law, and who is also an expert in lesbian and g...

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What Made the Farrakhan v. Gregoire Ruling Landmark?


Issue: Spring 2010
Farrakhan v. Gregoire considered the state of Washington’s law disenfranchising people who have been convicted of felonies. The court concluded that Washington’s felony disenfranchisement law violates the Voting Rights Act because of its dispropo...

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Student Perspective: Bringing You Back As Graduation Approaches, Looking Back While Moving On


Issue: Spring 2010
I’ve written dozens of columns about law school in general, and you might expect me here to wax nostalgic.  It would be hard, though, for me to do that—to say I’ll miss law school, at least unconditionally. I didn’t have a terrible time here...

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5-minute Classroom: Tips from Moritz Librarians Statutory and Regulatory Surveys


Issue: Spring 2010
If you ever spent hours digging through numerous state and federal codes to find the law on a particular issue in multiple jurisdictions, you will appreciate the value of statutory and regulatory surveys (often referred to as 50 State Surveys). For a...

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Ohio State Law Journal Celebrates 75th Anniversary


Issue: Spring 2010
In 1933, Maudine Ormsby, a cow, was elected Homecoming Queen at The Ohio State University. The hilarity that filled the campus led a law student named “Johnny Walker” to enter the “Queen of Sheepa” as the Page Hall contribution to the homecom...

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A Journey: Two Moritz LL.M. Students and Native Rwandans Survived the Unthinkable


Issue: Spring 2010
When Edouard Kayihura was 8 years old, he spent three weeks hiding under bushes and living in mountains with no supplies and in fear for his life. His village in the mountains of Rwanda was under attack and his family was being hunted down because of...

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Top 10 Legal Developments of the Past Decade


Issue: Spring 2010
 Whether change is perceived as good or bad normally depends upon to whom you’re speaking. One person’s blessing may be another’s curse. But nonetheless, change is inevitable. And over the past decade, there have been countless legal developme...

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The Legacy of Thomas J. Moyer


Issue: Spring 2010
Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer ’64 passed away suddenly on April 2. Moyer, 70, had served on the Ohio Supreme Court since 1987 and was a frequent visitor to the College, regularly interacting with students, faculty, and alumni. In...

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