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Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

Moritz Law is widely regarded as having one of the nation's finest programs in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). The program was established in recognition of the need for future lawyers to be trained in an array of dispute resolution methods beyond litigation, including negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. The importance of alternative dispute resolution methods continues to increase as courts explore other means of solving the volume of cases before them. ADR Program web site

Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Policy Studies

The Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Policy Studies at the Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law is committed to the promotion of interdisciplinary research, teaching, and public outreach designed to shed light on the nature and operation of law and legal institutions, as well as the impacts of law on society and culture. CILPS web site

Democracy Studies

The Democracy Studies series is a collaboration among The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, the Mershon Center for International Securities Studies, the departments of History and Political Science, and other units at the University.
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Distinguished Practitioners in Residence in Business Law

The Distinguished Practitioners in Residence Program in Business Law course series was launched in the fall of 2005. This program brings to Moritz Law judges and practitioners as adjunct professors to teach one-credit, concentrated courses in advanced aspects of business law. Distinguished Practitioners in Residence Program web site

Election Law @ Moritz

Election Law @ Moritz is a web publication that covers developments in the law of election administration-- laws dealing with voter registration, voter ID, early and absentee voting, provisional balloting, poll workers and polling place procedures, recounts and election contests, and other related issues. Our primary target audience includes lawyers and legal scholars who focus on these issues, as well as journalists in the elections field. Through our work, we hope to help this audience better identify and understand the true issues confronting the world of election administration. Election Law @ Moritz web site

Judicial Externship Program

Ohio State law students have the opportunity to gain first-hand insight into the judicial system through the college's Judicial Externship program. As externs, students earn academic credit for conducting legal research and drafting legal documents for justices of the Ohio Supreme Court and for judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio; the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio; the Domestic Relations Division of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas; and a variety of other Supreme Court commissions. Judicial Externships web site

Justice for Children Project

The Justice for Children Project engages in research and law reform while providing law students with exciting opportunities to explore the legal issues pertaining to children. Justice for Children Project web site

Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity

The Moritz College of Law is a co-sponsor for the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. The Kirwan Institute is a university-wide interdisciplinary research institute. Its goal is to deepen our understanding of the causes of and solutions to racial and ethnic disparities and hierarchies. This includes an explicit focus on Ohio and the United States, but also the Americas as a whole and our larger global community. Kirwan Institute web site

Law and Capital Markets

Law and Capital Markets @ Ohio State is a program of The Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University. The nonpartisan program aims to further the study of capital markets and corporate law, to enhance their regulation and operation.

Master in the Study of Law (M.S.L.)

Moritz Law began offering a Master in the Study of Law (M.S.L.) degree in autumn 2004. The M.S.L. is designed for those possessing or pursuing a Ph.D. in non-law fields who wish to expand their expertise in areas of law germane to their discipline. The M.S.L. provides the opportunity for scholars and professionals in other disciplines to acquire both a background in legal principles and an understanding of our legal system. M.S.L. web site

Master of Laws (LL.M.)

The Moritz LL.M. program is designed for foreign lawyers who wish to advance their legal education in a stimulating academic environment. The College offers the dual advantages of a highly-regarded law curriculum at a major U.S. university and a LL.M. program of limited size that allows for individualized attention and support. LL.M. web site

Moot Court Program

During the first semester of their second year, all students must participate in the Moot Court Program by satisfactorily completing Appellate Advocacy I. In Appellate Advocacy I, students write an appellate brief on a case under the supervision of Professor Mary Beth Beazley and practicing attorneys. Students then argue their case before panels of judges, which may include faculty members, practicing attorneys and third-year students. Appellate Advocacy I is required of all second-year students. Students receive two semester hours of credit. Moot Court Program web site

Oxford Study Abroad

The Moritz College of Law offers three study-abroad programs in Oxford, England; a semester program, summer program and a pre-law program. Oxford Programs web site

Program on Law and Leadership

Established in the fall of 2007, the Program on Law and Leadership is the umbrella for all activities related to leadership at the Moritz College of Law. We are deeply committed to the idea that leadership education is a lifelong endeavor combining theoretical knowledge, practice, and applied skills. Program on Law and Leadership web site

Service & Public Interest Programs

The Moritz College of Law is fortunate to have a community of faculty, students, alumni, staff, and administration who continually develop new and exciting opportunities for community outreach and public service. Service & Public Interest Programs web site

Washington, D.C. Summer Law Program

Since 2003, approximately 20 students each year have had the opportunity to work in externships in D.C. accompanied by a high-quality academic program and a summer in the nation's capital. Read More on the DC Program