June 2011


Bame '59 Takes on New Career Coaching Lawyers

Jerry Bame '59 has a new mission in life: Making lawyers happy. After retiring from 39 years of a litigation and business transaction practice in Southern California, Bame set out 11 years ago to take on a new role as coach, mentor and confidant to unhappy lawyers across the country.

"I've seen so many lawyers who are excellent attorneys," Bame said. "But, they are not good to themselves, their families, or their friends. Lawyers need to be happy with what they are doing." ››Read More

Sanchez '09 Lives Public Interest Dream

Shary Enid Sanchez '09 is the American Dream personified. Having grown up in the Bronx and raised by a single mother who migrated from Puerto Rico, what the future held for Sanchez was a big question. Today, she is a staff attorney for the HIV Law Project in New York City.››Read More

Law School News
Nancy Rogers

Rogers Honored by League of Women Voters

Nancy Rogers, Professor and Michael E. Moritz Chair in Dispute Resolution, was honored with the League of Women Voter’s Democracy in Action award in May. The tribute to Rogers featured E. Gordon Gee, President of The Ohio State University, Richard Cordray, former Ohio Attorney General, Alan C. Michaels, Dean and Edwin M. Cooperman Professor of Law, Sharon Davies, John C. Elam/Vorys Sater Designated Professor of Law, and Carl Smallwood '80, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP. ››Read More

Merritt, Smith Elected Outstanding Faculty/Staff by Class of 2011

For the second year in a row, Professor Deborah Jones Merritt has been elected the Morgan E. Shipman Outstanding Professor by the graduating class. In the 2010-11 school year, Merritt taught Evidence, the Business of Law, and the Criminal Defense Practicum. ››Read More

Schonauer '10, Khan '10 Articles Recognized for Achievement

Two articles written by Moritz law students have been selected as one of the best law review articles within the last year in the field of entertainment, publishing, and the arts. As such, they have been selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition of the Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook, published annually by Thomson Reuters (West). This Handbook provides in-depth treatment and comprehensive coverage of the latest issues, regulations, legislation, and case law affecting the entertainment and publishing industries and the arts. ››Read More

Professor Verdun Wins University Diversity Award

For more than two decades, Associate Professor Vincene Verdun has been at the center of efforts to promote diversity – at Moritz, in the University, and in the larger community. Her efforts were recently recognized when she received the University’s Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award. ››Read More

Spring Hooding 2011

On May 13, 224 Moritz third-year students celebrated the completion of law school with the annual Hooding Ceremony. ››View Photos

Black Law Student Association Banquet

The 32nd annual Black Law Student Association Banquet was held on April 9th at the Lincoln Theater ››View Photos
Week in Pictures

Week in Pictures

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

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.

Cleveland Alumni Event

Join Cleveland-area alumni at a reception on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. ››RSVP Today
Alumni News

Sachiyo Isoda Peterson '10 (Associate at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP) and Anthony Weis '99 (Partner at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP) were featured prominently in the Columbus Business First story "International Business Drives Need for Multilinguals," which appeared in the May 6, 2011 edition of the paper.

Gerry W. Beyer '80 recently received the Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award from Texas Tech University. The Chancellor's Award is the highest teaching award given by the Texas Tech University System to faculty members and is the sixteenth teaching award won by Prof. Beyer since 2000. Prof. Beyer was elected to the American Law Institute and co-authored a book entitled Fat Cats and Lucky Dogs -- How to Leave (Some of) Your Estate to Your Pets. Prof. Beyer is also excited about returning to Moritz in January 2012 to teach Wills & Trusts and Property as a Visiting Professor.

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