April 5, 2012


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›› Alumna adjusts to civilian practice
›› Pro bono work leads to political asylum, clean energy cases

Law School News...

›› Students work on Supreme Court amicus brief
›› New journal editors named
›› Moot court teams bring honor to Moritz
›› Journal symposium to question existing securities regulation
›› Moritz to host biennial lecture on ethics
›› Democracy Studies Speakers Series continues
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›› Discussing leadership lessons
›› PILF Auction
›› Filing an amicus brief
›› 12 & High


›› Moritz 'On the Record'

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Democracy Studies Speakers Series continues

Upcoming lecturers for the Democracy Studies Speakers Series will tackle the topics “Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College?” and “The Breakdown of Representation in American Politics” as part of The Ohio State University’s series focused on the intellectual foundations for understanding the norms and practices of democracy.

On Tuesday, Alex Keyssar, the Matthew W. Stirling Jr. Professor of History and Social Policy in the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, will offer insight into the Electoral College. Then, on April 26, Morris P. Fiorina, the Wendt Family Professor at Stanford University Department of Political Science and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, will cover representation in American politics.

The Moritz College of Law and the Mershon Center for International Security Studies are collaborating on the Democracy Studies Speakers Series. Organizers hope it might lead to the development of an interdisciplinary program in democracy studies at the University. During the first year of the two-year series, national scholars from different vantage points will discuss the philosophical foundations for democracy and conceptions of democracy.

James Kloppenberg of Harvard University Department of History and Guy-Uriel Charles of Duke University School of Law have presented talks on the history of American democracy and the legal foundations of democracy. Nancy Rosenblum of Harvard University will give the final talk for this year on May 7.

Events are free and held at the Barrister Club, 25 W. 11th Ave., across from Drinko Hall.

To RSVP for Keyssar’s talk on Tuesday, visit here.

To RSVP for Fiorina’s talk on April 26, visit here.

– Monica DeMeglio

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