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Ohio State's Professor Shipman to be Honored by Alumni
Morgan E. Shipman Endowed Scholarship Fund will be formally dedicated November 8
October 30, 2003
The Morgan E. Shipman Endowed Scholarship Fund will be formally dedicated at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 8 at The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law.
The fund, established by alumni of the Moritz College in honor of their professor, Morgan E. Shipman, will provide academic merit scholarships to law students. Shipman is currently the John W. Bricker Professor of Law and is retiring this academic year after more than 35 years on the faculty.
Brian E. Burns, 1997 graduate and an associate with the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell, launched the effort with classmates, fellow alumni, family, and friends to honor Shipman’s “outstanding career achievement.” To date, more than $100,000 has been contributed to the fund.
Shipman was valedictorian of his law school class at the University of Texas-Austin in 1958. Before law school, he worked in accounting.
Upon graduation, he began his legal career as an associate with Covington and Burling. He then worked as special counsel to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Program Planning in Washington, D.C.
Shipman’s academic career began in 1965 at Harvard University Law School where he was an assistant professor until 1968. He joined the faculty at the Michael E. Moritz College of Law in 1969.
“Professor Shipman has the unique honor of being selected by graduating Moritz law students as the only five-time winner of the ‘Outstanding Professor of the Year’ award,” Burns said. The award has been presented to the professor by graduating classes in 1971, 1980, 1981, 1993, and 1998. In addition, Shipman received the university-wide Distinguished Teaching Award in 1971.
Alumni and others interested in contributing to the Shipman Endowed Scholarship Fund should contact Molly McArdle at email@example.com or (614) 688-8232.
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.