Oxford Study Abroad

 

Program Faculty

2015 Faculty

Ric Simmons
Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer Professor for the Administration of Justice and Rule of Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Professor Ric Simmons joined The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law faculty in 2003. He is a graduate of Columbia Law School, where he was a Stone Scholar and a senior editor of the Columbia Law Review. Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable Laughlin E. Waters of the Central District of California. Professor Simmons served for four years as an assistant district attorney for New York County and was an acting assistant professor at New York University School of Law from June 2000 through June 2003. Professor Simmons is also the creator and editor of the website chooseyourjudges.org, which assists voters in choosing candidates in judicial elections. The website allows voters to take a quiz to determine their preferences for the type of judge they want and then provides a recommendation based on those preferences. The website also contains commentary about the judicial election process and a blog with current news regarding judicial election campaigns.

Daniel P. Tokaji
Charles W. Ebersold and Florence Whitcomb Ebersold Professor of Constitutional Law; Senior Fellow, Election Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Professor Daniel P. Tokaji is an authority on election law and voting rights. He specializes in election reform, including such topics as voting technology, voter ID, provisional voting, and other subjects addressed by the Help America Vote Act of 2002. He also studies issues of fair representation, including redistricting and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. A graduate of Harvard College and the Yale Law School, Professor Tokaji clerked for the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Before arriving at Ohio State, he was a staff attorney with the ACLU Foundation of Southern California and Chair of California Common Cause. He has litigated many civil rights and election law cases. He was lead counsel in a case that struck down an Ohio law requiring naturalized citizens to produce a certificate of naturalization when challenged at the polls. He was also an attorney for plaintiffs in cases that kept open the window for simultaneous registration and early voting in Ohio’s 2008 general election, and that challenged punch-card voting systems in Ohio and California after the 2000 election. Professor Tokaji sits on the boards of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Central Ohio.

 

Keith HawkinsKeith Hawkins
Professor Emeritus of Law and Society, University of Oxford, Fellow and Tutor in Law, Oriel College, University of Oxford; Former Deputy Director, Centre For Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford. Author: Environment and Enforcement: Law as Last Resort

Keith Hawkins is the Professor Emeritus of Law and Society at the University of Oxford, fellow and tutor in law at the university’s Oriel College, and the former deputy director for the university’s Centre for Socio-Legal Studies. His research interests are in the sociology of legal processes and are concerned with legal decision-making and the workings of governmental regulation in the areas of environmental control and occupational health and safety regulations

Christopher J. WhelanDr. Christopher J. Whelan
Oxford Law Faculty Member; Associate Director, International Law Programmes, University of Oxford; Visiting Professor, Washington & Lee Law School, Author: Creative Accounting and the Cross-Eyed Javelin Thrower; Legal Systems and Social Systems; Military Intervention in Democratic Societies; Small Claims Courts: A Comparative Study.

Christopher J. Whelan is an Oxford Law faculty member and associate director of the International Law Programmes at the University of Oxford. He is the author of Creative Accounting and the Cross-Eyed Javelin Thrower, Legal Systems and Social Systems, Military Intervention in Democratic Societies, and Small Claims Courts: A Comparative Study.