Administration

Dean

Alan C. Michaels

Dean and Edwin M. Cooperman Chair in Law

Alan C. Michaels was approved by The Ohio State University Board of Trustees as dean of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in November 2008. Dean Michaels graduated from Harvard College magna cum laude in 1983 and from Columbia University School of Law in 1986. Following graduation from law school, Dean Michaels clerked […]

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Associate Deans

Kathy Seward Northern

Kathy Seward Northern

Associate Dean for Admissions; Robert M. Duncan/Jones Day Designated Associate Professor of Law

Professor Kathy Seward Northern served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert M. Duncan, Southern District of Ohio, following graduation from law school, and then became an associate with the law firm of Porter, Wright, Morris, & Arthur in Columbus. In 1990, she joined the law faculty of Ohio Northern University, moving to Ohio State […]

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Paul Rose

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Robert J. Watkins/Procter & Gamble Professor of Law; Director, Law, Finance & Governance

Professor Paul Rose teaches Business Associations, Comparative Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, Investment Management Law, and Securities Regulation. He has written extensively on sovereign wealth funds, corporate governance, and securities regulation, and he has consulted with and provided testimony on these topics to numerous regulators and other agencies, including the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing […]

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Daniel P. Tokaji

Associate Dean for Faculty and The Charles W. Ebersold and Florence Whitcomb Ebersold Professor of Constitutional Law

Professor Daniel Tokaji is an authority on the law of elections and democracy.  He teaches courses on Election Law, Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, Civil Procedure, and Legislation.  His scholarship addresses questions of voting rights, racial justice, free speech, and the role of the courts in American democracy. Professor Tokaji is the author of Election Law […]

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Assistant Deans

Laura Fernández

Assistant Dean for International and Graduate Affairs

Prior to joining The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Laura Fernández worked in the area of public international law and held various positions at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) both in Austria and Croatia. While at the OSCE she dealt with Rule of Law and transitional justice issues, EU legal […]

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Darren Nealy

Assistant Dean of Students

Darren Nealy joined The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2017 as Assistant Dean of Students. He previously spent four years with the University of Michigan Law School as Director of Student Services and five years with Capital University Law School as Director of Multicultural Affairs. Nealy served as both Executive Director and […]

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Sara Sampson

Assistant Dean for Information Services & Communications, Director of Law Library, and Senior Lecturer

Sara Sampson is the assistant dean for information services, the interim assistant dean for communications, the law library director, and a senior lecturer. She manages all aspects of communications, information technology, and the library for the College of Law. Sampson writes and presents on topics related to legal research and writing and library management. She […]

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Michael States

Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid

Dean States is the Assistant Dean for Admissions, Financial Aid, and Diversity Initiatives at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law since August 2015. Prior to coming to Moritz, he was the Assistant Dean for Admissions at the University of North Carolina School of Law from August 2004 to August 2015. He is currently […]

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