News & Events
Sep. 24, 2009
David H. Bodiker Lecture on Criminal Justice
The inaugural David H. Bodiker Lecture on Criminal Justice, featuring Michael E. Tigar, Professor of the Practice of Law at Duke Law School, will be held Thursday, September 24 at noon in Saxbe Auditorium. Boxed lunches will be provided.
Sep. 10, 2009
Outlaws Organizational Meeting
All interested parties and members are welcome to attend this organizational meeting. We are going to discuss our plans for the year and solicit any ideas that new and continuing members may have. We'll provide a lunch of some kind.
Professor Jack Rakove will be presenting a lecture entitled "To Hell and Back with Heller: A Historian's Misgivings about the D.C. Gun Case," in Room 348 from noon to 1:30 p.m. He is being co-sponsored by the Ohio Early American History Seminar, Ohio Legal History Seminar, and the Dept. of Political Science Political Theory Seminar, on behalf of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, for which this is part of a traveling series of seminar by senior members.
The Ohio State Law Journal is proud to announce its 2009 symposium, "The Jurisprudence of Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Discussion of Fifteen Years on the Supreme Court." As a litigator, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was known as a pioneer of women's rights. In the words of President Clinton, she is "the Thurgood Marshall of gender equality law." Now the only woman on the United States Supreme Court, Justice Ginsburg is known as a brilliant, thoughtful, and collegial jurist.
Ian Ayres, William K. Townsend Professor at Yale Law School, will review the law, economics and psychology of counteroffers. The law of counteroffers turns out to be a rare kind of double-jointed default. The economics of counteroffers is also surprising in that offerees are the first people in the universe to know whether or not there are gains of trade. And the law can usefully chanel different offerees toward accepting or counteroffering. Finally, the psychology of counteroffers suggests that offerees too often choose to reject offers rather than exploring the possibility of a jointly maximizing deal.
Mar. 12-13, 2009
Mashup/Remix Conference 2009
The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law and Wexner Center for the Arts have collaborated for a novel discussion on the implications of mashup and remix in the world of Web 2.0. Recent technological developments have created a wave of user-generated content in which pre-existing sounds and images are appropriated, reshaped, and shared with unprecedented ease. Bringing together new media artists, prominent academics, and influential members of the media community, this event will discuss ways in which the digitization of music, film, and visual art over the internet is influencing the future of these industries and the future of copyright law.
The Ohio State University Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal Symposium 2009 will feature panelists from the legal practice, business sector and academia presenting their insights on the Credit Crisis of 2008. The symposium will provide attorneys with an understanding of the causes of the credit crisis, the $700 billion governmental bailout, and the further regulations proposed to avoid such a crisis in the future.
In envisioning the future of ADR, we can look to its potential impact on law students, practitioners, and even non-lawyers. Doing so, we can find creative ways to craft a future where ADR is practiced more frequently by the legal community and is much more accessible to the general public. The Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution has assembled a group of forward-thinking experts to explore the future of Alternative Dispute Resolution through panel discussion in hopes of increasing the accessibility of the field. The ultimate goal of the symposium is to envision the potential future of Alternative Dispute Resolution in order to increase its use and accessibility to lawyers and non-lawyers alike.