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SPOTLIGHT

Kathryn Sandretto ’05

Kathryn Sandretto ’05 knows what it feels like to be hated. As a prosecutor in Lucas County who has devoted the last few years to putting abusers behind bars, she has felt the wrath of both the abusers – and the family members who have suffered at their hands.Read more

Hanz Wasserburger ’97

When Ben Franklin famously said, “If you want something done, ask a busy person,” he probably had someone like screenwriter, lawyer, and family man Hanz Wasserburger ’97 in mind. For years, Wasserburger, who lives with his family in Austin, Texas, has juggled and excelled in two wildly different, but equally demanding, careers.Read more

Brent Miller ’86

Leaving a position as a partner in a major law firm is often a risky proposition. For Brent Miller ’86, making that move seemed like the natural next step.Read more

ALUMNI NEWS

  • Reunion Weekend – this weekend!

    Join The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Oct. 9-10 for a weekend of catching up with former classmates and cheering on the Buckeyes as the classes of 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, and 2010 celebrate their respective reunions over the course of this two-day event.Read more
  • Alumnus Named Next OSBA President

    Ronald S. Kopp ’79, a partner at Roetzel & Andress, was chosen as the Ohio State Bar Association’s (OSBA) president-elect at the organization’s annual convention in Sandusky in May. Kopp will take office as OSBA president on July 1, 2016.Read more
  • Alumnus presented The American Lawyer’s Transatlantic Arbitration Award

    Alumnus Stephen Anway ’02 was recently awarded The American Lawyer’s Transatlantic Arbitration Award for his work leading a team of attorneys that arbitrated a significant victory for the Slovak Republic against Dutch insurance company Achmea.Read more
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LAW SCHOOL NEWS

  • Chris Fairman Memorial

    Please join The Ohio State law community Sept. 21, at 4:30 p.m. in Saxbe Auditorium to celebrate the life of our teacher, colleague, and friend, Christopher M. Fairman, who passed away suddenly on July 22. Chris was a fixture of the Moritz community, serving as the associate dean for faculty and the C. William O'Neil Professor in Law and Judicial Administration. Chris leaves behind a profound legacy of teaching, scholarship and compassion, which is evident from the testimonials of students, colleagues and others touched by Chris who have written on our memorial page.
  • Berman’s Letter to the Editor on Regulating E-Cigarettes Runs in New York Times

    Assistant Professor of Public Health and Law Micah Berman wrote a letter to the editor in response to a New York Times op-ed on conflicting approaches to e-cigarettes in the United States and Britain. In it, he explained: “Public health experts in both countries believe that even if e-cigarettes prove to be a less harmful alternative for current smokers, they could nonetheless cause significant public health harms if used by large numbers of youths or nonsmokers.” Read the full letter.
  • Chamallas Cited Extensively in Lead Paint Case

    Judge Jack B. Weinstein of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York relied heavily on the research of Professor Martha Chamallas in deciding a recent case involving a young child who was injured by lead paint in an apartment building. Read more
  • Berman writes for Minneapolis Star Tribune

    Doug Berman, the Robert J. Watkins/Procter & Gamble Professor of Law, one of the country’s foremost experts on criminal law and sentencing, co-authored an op-ed for the Minneapolis Star Tribune on the precedent for President Obama’s categorical reduction of sentences. “Obama’s use of clemency to address excessive sentences from the war on drugs isn’t contrary to principle and history — it carries a rich heritage forward,” Berman and co-author Mark Osler write. Read more.
  • In-House Essential Conference

    The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP are proud to present a two-day program targeted to in-house attorneys interested in executive education training. It is scheduled for Oct. 15-16, 2015. See the schedule here. The agenda includes a balance of substantive areas and leadership topics. Program presenters will include experienced in-house counsel, Moritz law faculty, and Vorys attorneys. The course is pending approval by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 10.5 hours of instruction. Registration fee: $1000/person. If you have questions, please contact Kayla Allen at 614.545.6765 or ksallen@vorys.com. Click here to register.
  • Defensible Cyber Risk Management: Defining the Role of Counsel

    Data breaches were up 48 percent in 2014, and consensus in the security community is that it’s no longer a question of if you will be breached; it’s a matter of when. On Sept. 23, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and UnitedLex will host the Defensible Cyber Risk Management CLE Live Seminar, which will provide you with a framework for handling information security risk, understanding the ever-changing cyber risk landscape, building a cyber-incident response team, putting an incident response plan in place, anticipating and mitigating downstream investigation, compliance and litigation risk, and ensuring that you preserve attorney-client privilege and work product protections with respect to your legal advice, investigation, and oversight activities. Click here to register.
  • 2015 Bodiker Lecture

    This year’s David H. Bodiker Lecture on Criminal Justice will feature Stephen B. Bright, president and senior counsel at the Southern Center for Human Rights. His talk is entitled: “Rigged: When Race and Poverty Determine Outcomes in the Criminal Courts.” The lecture will begin at noon on Oct. 6 in Drinko Hall. Click here to register. Bright is currently the Harvey Karp Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale University. He was previously a public defender in Washington, D.C., and a legal services attorney in the coal fields of eastern Kentucky. He has represented people facing the death penalty before juries and state and federal appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court, where he won reversals of two capital cases because of racial discrimination in jury selection. He has also litigated class action challenges to inadequate legal representation of poor people accused of crimes and to unconstitutional conditions and practices in prisons and jails.
  • Wrongful Conviction Day Panel

    On Oct. 2, at noon in Saxbe Auditorium the Moritz College of Law will host a Wrongful Conviction Day panel event featuring Emmy Award winning correspondent, Erin Moriarity ‘77, CBS News; Joanna Feigenbaum, Ohio Public Defender Wrongful Conviction Project; Jennifer Bergeron, Ohio Innocence Project; and an exoneree from the University of Cincinnati Innocence Project. The panel will be moderated by Nikki Baszynski ‘13, also of the Ohio Public Defender's office. Wrongful Conviction Day is an international awareness day to inform and educate a broader audience about the consequences and complications with wrongful convictions. Boxed lunches will be provided for the first 125 attendees. Click here to register.
  • Campaign Finance: Balancing Political Inequality with Free Speech, with Rick Hasen

    Rick Hasen, Chancellor's Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine, will discuss his forthcoming Yale University Press book "Plutocrats United," an exploration of the world of campaign financing since the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, on Oct. 8, at 4 p.m. in Saxbe Auditorium. Click here to register. Hasen is a nationally recognized expert in election law and campaign finance regulation. Writing about one of today’s most divisive political issues, Hasen argues for a new focus and way forward on the issue of campaign financing: if the government is to ensure robust political debate, the Supreme Court should allow limits on money in politics to prevent those with great economic power from distorting the political process. Read more

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Chris Fairman Memorial

    Saxbe Auditorium Sept. 21 Click here to view the memorial page
  • 2015 Lawrence Lecturer Roy J. Lewicki: Tales of a Master Negotiator: The Challenges of Moving Theory into Practice

    Drinko Hall Room 344 Sept. 22 Click here to register
  • Defensible Cyber Risk Management: Defining the Role of Counsel

    Webinar Sept. 23 Click here to register
  • Wrongful Conviction Day Panel

    Saxbe Auditorium Oct. 2 Click here to register
  • 2015 Bodiker Lecture

    Saxbe Auditorium Oct. 6 Click here to register
  • Campaign Finance: Balancing Political Inequality with Free Speech, with Rick Hasen

    Saxbe Auditorium Oct. 8 Click here to register
  • In-House Essential Conference

    Barrister Club Oct. 15-16 Click here to register
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