Moritz College of Law - The Ohio State University Law School

Alumni Events

2005 Spring Hooding Ceremony

May 13, 2005

Thomas J. Moyer '64, chief justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio since 1987, was presented with the William K. Thomas Award during the annual Hooding Ceremony held Friday, May 13 at the Ohio Theatre in downtown Columbus.

The award, presented by the college's law alumni society, is given to a graduate whose personal integrity and commitment to fairness, freedom and equality exemplify the highest ideals of the judicial system. The award is named for the late William K. Thomas '35, a former federal judge in the Northern District of Ohio and the first recipient of the award.

As chief justice, Thomas Moyer has shaped new initiatives including strengthening the ethics of professionalism through developing rules governing the conduct of lawyers and judges, and developing educational programs for children to help them learn about Ohio's justice system.

The Honorable Richard J. Goldstone, who served as a justice on the Constitutional Court of South Africa from 1994-2003, was the ceremony speaker. Currently the Henry Shattuck Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, he is one of the world's leading jurists in constitutional law, human rights, and war crimes and has been deeply committed to promoting human rights in his own country and abroad.

Gilbert J. Reese Chair in Contract Law Dale Oesterle was honored by the class of 2005 as the outstanding professor. His acceptance remarks were marked by the practical advice and humor that define his teaching style.

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