August 2010


Strong ’89 Leads AOL’s Ethics/Compliance Program

When Kimberly Strong ’89 was first asked in 1998 to explore the creation of a compliance and ethics program for her Virginia employer, expectations varied as to what the task would entail.

“I remember the general counsel coming to me and saying ‘I’m sure it is not going to be very much of your time,’” Strong said with a laugh.

What wasn’t expected to be “very much” time has transformed in to the focus of Strong’s career. Most recently, she is senior vice president, chief ethics & compliance officer for AOL, Inc., the global web services company. ››Read more

Fred Ransier '74

Moritz alumnus Fred Ransier '74 talks about his career in Columbus, his close-knit family, and his role in saving his undergraduate alma mater.››Watch video

Law School News

12 Columbus Law Firms Join Law Firm Scholarship Drive

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law announced the successful completion of the first phase of its Law Firm
Scholarship Drive, which raised more than $600,000 for new leadership scholarships. ››Read more

Tailgates Scheduled for 2010 Buckeye Season!

Planning on attending an Ohio State football game this season? If so, register now for a Moritz College
of Law Tailgate. Even if you’re not coming to a game, Moritz Tailgates provide wonderful opportunities to reunite with friends and meet new Moritz alumni. The Tailgates include plenty of new features this
year and the most popular ones from previous years, including the endless buffet, beverages including beer, wine, and soft drinks, and transportation to and from the game. ››Learn more and register

Online Registration Open for Reunion Weekend 2010

Members of the Classes of 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, and 2005 can now sign up for the festivities scheduled for Sept. 10-11. We have three great events planned for the weekend: the Reunion tailgate and class dinners, a Clinic Alumni Reunion, and the Barton Memorial Golf Tournament. The tailgate, Clinic Alumni Reunion, and golf tournament are open to any Moritz graduate from any year. ››Read More

Prof. Brudney Appointed to ILO Committee of Experts

Professor James J. Brudney was recently appointed the sole U.S. representative to the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations for the International Labor Organization (ILO). ››Read more

Prof. Davies to Discuss Book at Two Aug. 11 Events

On Aug. 11, Davies will discuss her book, Rising Road: A True Tale of Love, Race, and Religion in America, in a WOSU radio show and
at a Thurber House event in Columbus. ››Read more

Cincinnati Alumni Event

Thanks to all the Cincinnati area alumni who came to a reception on July 14 at Nicholson's Tavern & Pub.
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Ohio Bar Exam

Congratulations to the Moritz alumni who sat for a 2010 Bar Exam. Check out pictures from the Ohio Bar Exam lunches and the College's After-the-Bar Party. ››View pictures
Week in Pictures

Week in Pictures

View photos taken recently from around the Moritz College of Law ››View Photos

'Greatest' Law Review Articles Ever Written

One of several stories in the July Moritz Law Library newsletter included a list of the "Greatest" Law Review Articles Ever Written. The humorous top ten list, created by Gerald F. Uelmen, law professor and former dean at Santa Clara law school, is a sidebar to Professor Uelmen's article, The Wit, Wisdom, and Worthlessness of Law Reviews, appearing in California Lawyer Magazine. Appearing at the top of the list, The Jurisprudence of Yogi Berra, 46 Emory L. J. 697 (1997). ››Click here read more of the Moritz Library Newsletter

Moritz 'On the Record'

Ever pick up the Sunday paper and read a quote by one of your former professors? Check out where Moritz professors were mentioned in the last month. For the most recent appearances, visit the Faculty in the News page.

Reunion Weekend 2010

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Moritz 2010 Football Tailgates

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Alumni News

Michael E. Flowers ’79 has been appointed Columbus city executive of Keith B. Key (KBK) Enterprises, a real estate development firm with work in several cities in Ohio, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, New York City, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. Flowers will lead and manage the growth of KBK Enterprises in Columbus and surrounding communities. Flowers will also retain his title of chief legal officer and the responsibility for the nationwide legal matters of KBK Enterprises.

Steven Goldfarb ’85 was recently elected as a trustee of the Shaker Schools Foundation in Shaker Heights, Ohio. He and his wife have three children, who all are graduates of the Shaker Heights School District. Goldfarb is a partner in the Cleveland office of Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, where he is co-chair of the firm's litigation practice.

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