News & Events
Classes Back in Session at the Moritz College of Law
At 269 strong, the Class of 2006 is one of the largest groups in recent years
August 20, 2003
Orientation for the first year class at the Michael E. Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University, 55 West 12th Avenue, preceded classes starting on Monday, August 18. The new students learned the ins-and-outs of law school, mingled with faculty and staff at a cookout, and enjoyed evening social activities. Orientation was held Thursday and Friday, August 14 and 15.
At 269 strong, the Class of 2006 is one of the largest groups in recent years. They come from 27 different states (including the Buckeye State) and six foreign countries, including Korea, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Albania, and Kenya. The students also represent 126 different undergraduate schools.
Among the incoming students are physicians, a financial analyst, a nuclear engineer, scholar-athletes, musicians, and teachers. A large number of them participated in public service projects, including AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and Habitat for Humanity. Of the total, 44 percent are women and 22 percent are minorities, not including international students, which number three percent. Last year, there were 245, with 51 percent women and 19 percent minorities.
Six professors have also joined the Moritz Law faculty, increasing the already attractive faculty-student ratio. Ellen Deason, an expert in the fields of comparative dispute resolution and civil process, comes to Ohio State from the University of Illinois. Larry Garvin, who teaches in the commercial law field, joins the college from Florida State University. Dale Oesterle, a nationally recognized corporate law scholar, comes from the University of Colorado. Peter Shane, one of the nationís leading scholars in the fields of administrative law and executive power, joins the faculty from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Ric Simmons comes from the New York University School of Law and will teach evidence and criminal litigation in the collegeís clinical program. Daniel Tokaji brings his expertise in civil litigation and constitutional/civil rights issues after working with the ACLU of California. In addition, Angie Lloyd is the new staff attorney in the Justice for Children Project. She previously worked with Covenant House in New Jersey.
Since 1891, the Moritz College of Law has played a leading role in the legal profession through countless contributions made by alumni and faculty. Graduates of the school reside in all 50 states and 20 other countries and include justices of the Ohio Supreme Court, current and former U.S. Senators and Representatives, managing partners in law firms of all sizes, chief executive officers of Fortune 500 corporations, and attorneys with non-profit organizations and public interest law firms.