January 2011


Dortch '92 Approaches Ninth Year as FCC Secretary

In some circles, Marlene H. Dortch ’92 has forever been known as the granddaughter of legendary track star, Olympic gold medalist, and Ohio State great Jesse Owens. She has, and always will have, an unceasing admiration for her grandfather. But Dortch, who has spent nearly nine years as secretary of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), is also tallying up some remarkable successes of her own.

Her accomplishments and hard work are apparent at the FCC, where she has maintained her appointment under three different commission chairmen. ››Read more

New Years Resolutions 2011

SideBar welcomed members of the Moritz community to submit their 2011 New Year's resolutions for publication. We think you'll find these submissions -- made by Moritz alumni and one faculty member -- inspiring, reflective, and humorous. The Moritz faculty and staff wish each of you a safe and happy 2011!››Read the resolutions

Law School News

Yvette McGee Brown '85 Appointed to Ohio Supreme Court

On Dec. 10, Yvette McGee Brown ’85 was appointed to a vacancy on the Supreme Court of Ohio and will assume the position Jan. 1. McGee Brown, a former Franklin County judge, will be the first African-American woman to serve on the Ohio Supreme Court, according to The Columbus Dispatch. ››Read more

Dan Shaban ’82 Wins Alumni Face Off

Congratulations to Dan Shaban ’82 for emerging from a three-way tie and winning the 2nd Annual Alumni Face Off college football picks. Shaban, a Connecticut Superior Court judge in Middlebury, Conn., chose Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl with a combined score of 51 points (just six points of the actual total of 57). Thanks to all for participating and we look forward to the challenge again next year! ››See the final standings

Fall 2010 Hooding

On Friday, Dec. 10, eight Moritz College of Law students graduated in the College’s Fall Hooding Ceremony. ››See 176 photos from the event

Ohio State vs. Michigan Tailgate

See pictures from the College's last football tailgate of the 2010 season. ››View photos
Week in Pictures

Week in Pictures

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

Moritz Law Library Newsletter Available

The International Law in Domestic Courts database, part of the Oxford Reports on International Law, provides access to numerous cases involving the application of international law. Cases are from over 70 jurisdictions and include a brief description of the facts, legal issues, and holding, in addition to the full text of the decision. ››Read about this topic and others in the Moritz Law Library’s December 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.

Washington, D.C., Alumni Event

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Alumni News

Paul M. Nick ’90 was named interim executive director of the Ohio Ethics Commission. Prior to being named to the position, Nick was the commission’s chief investigative attorney. He joined the commission in 1995 as an investigative counsel. The Ohio Ethics Commission is an independent agency that oversees the Ohio Ethics Law for most state and local public officials and employees throughout Ohio.

Betsy Luper Schuster ’97 was named Ohio’s chief elections counsel by Ohio Secretary of State-Elect Jon Husted in December. Prior to the appointment, Schuster was the commissioner at the Ohio Court of Claims, Crime Victims Appeals, and a hearing officer for various state departments and agencies. Schuster has also served as chief legal counsel to the Ohio governor and deputy chief legal counsel. Schuster has taught legislation and appellate advocacy at Moritz and Capital University Law School.

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