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Changes to College of Law Operations

As you have seen, the state’s public health advisory system today designated Franklin County “purple,” indicating “severe” coronavirus transmission in our midst. Likewise, President Johnson this evening has indicated prompt changes to university operations, to protect the health and safety of our community.

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Professor Edward Foley, Associate Professor Dakota Rudesill set to participate in presidential power transition discussion

Now that the people have voted, the country has entered the transition phase – the two months after election day and before the new Congress is sworn in (Jan. 3) and presidential inauguration day (Jan. 20).  Four years after a […]

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Discussions from Drinko Hall: Election Reflections

Faculty members leading our nationally-recognized Election Law at Ohio State program will help us digest the 2020 presidential election, bring us up to speed on cases that influenced the administration of the election, and discuss ongoing legal disputes.

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Students Matthew Kline, Youngjo Lee named finalists for inaugural Environmental Justice Writing Competition

Moritz students Matthew Kline and Youngjo Lee were recently named finalists for the inaugural Environmental Justice Writing Competition. Kline, a 3L, is originally from Orrville, Ohio. He grew up in a rural setting before graduating from Miami University (OH) in the […]

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2Ls Caroline Carroll, Anna Bulkowski earn Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships

Moritz 2Ls Caroline Carroll and Anna Bulkowski were recently selected as Foreign Language and Area Studies fellows for the 2020-21 academic year. Academic year FLAS Fellowships are awarded to undergraduate, graduate, or professional students who are enrolled in a course of […]

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Associate Professor Mohamed Helal named to Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague

An expert in a multitude of areas, Associate Professor Mohamed Helal has recently been appointed to the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. Located in the Netherlands, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague is an intergovernmental organization providing a variety […]

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Professor Ric Simmons creates interactive website for voting in state supreme court elections
Ric Simmons

In September of 2020, Professor Ric Simmons launched, an interactive website designed to educate voters on who to vote for in judicial elections based on the voters’ personal viewpoints.

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Moritz alum Rob Bilott ’90 featured in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette warning of new, harmful chemicals

Moritz alum Rob Bilott (’90), the lawyer whose battle with the DuPont chemical company was recently brought to the big screen in the movie Dark Waters, is warning people about a new chemical threat. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote, “PFAS, short for […]

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Keesha Mitchell ’91 named interim associate vice president for the Office of Institutional Equity

Moritz alumna Keesha Mitchell ’91 has been named the interim associate vice president for the Office of Institutional Equity at The Ohio State University. The announcement from Provost McPheron states that she will serve in this role for the next […]

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Associate Professor Dakota Rudesill co-organizes The Good Governance Papers
Dakota Rudesill

Associate Professor Dakota Rudesill is a co-organizer and co-editor of The Good Governance Papers, a series of timely essays now being published at Just Security addressing norms of good government, ethics, and the rule of law which have been violated in recent years. […]

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Professor Dennis Hirsch quoted in Ohio State Translational Data Analytics Institute article
Dennis Hirsch

Professor Dennis Hirsch was recently quoted in an Ohio State Translational Data Analytics Institute article titled, “Responsible Data Sciences Community of Practice Seeks to Uncover the Ethical Issues Surrounding Data in our Society.” “With the rise of advanced analytics and AI […]

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