Briefing Room

Attorney General Dave Yost, six predecessors push to end Ohio’s statute of limitations on rape

Professor Emeritus and former dean Nancy Hardin Rogers was quoted in a recent Columbus Dispatch article titled, “Attorney General Dave Yost, six predecessors push to end Ohio’s statute of limitations on rape.”

“They are beginning to understand the suffering that continues as the victim,” she said. “And with that public understanding of these things, I think it will be feasible — and in other states we have seen that it was feasible — to change the statute of limitations for rape.”

Read More


The Prohibition Era and Policing: Drug Enforcement and Policy Center hosts Professor Wesley Oliver
Prohibition ends at last!

This January officially marked a century since the National Prohibition Amendment was ratified. Even now, 86 years after being repealed in 1933, the ripple effects of Prohibition still echo throughout our criminal justice system today.

Professor Wesley Oliver of Duquesne University School of Law visited Moritz earlier this month to discuss his latest book, “The Prohibition Era and Policing: A Legacy of Misregulation,” on behalf of the college’s Drug Enforcement and Policy Center (DEPC).

Read More

Register for the Agendas and Procedures of Social Governance Colloquium

Throughout the Spring semester, Election Law @ Moritz will be hosting an ongoing colloquium to consider the capacity for democratic institutions to address pressing issues of public policy. On six Friday mornings and one Thursday morning, seven speakers from top law schools around the country […]

Read More


Moritz student Carrie Mayer named 2019 Tillman Scholar

Incoming 1L Carrie Mayer has been named a 2019 Pat Tillman Scholar. Mayer is one of 60 scholars from around the country to be selected for the award, named after former United States Army Ranger and NFL star Pat Tillman. 

Mayer earned a bachelor’s degree at George Washington University and was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army through ROTC. Mayer was deployed in Haiti, Iraq and Afghanistan and after seven years of active duty, transferred to the reserves and moved her family to Zambia. She plans to use her law degree to serve the most vulnerable members of her local community. 

Read More

Moritz Students chosen as Ohio State Sesquicentennial Scholars

Ohio State awarded 150 sesquicentennial scholarships to students across the university for the 2019-20 academic year. Two Moritz College of Law students, 2L Hallie Israel and 1L LeRoy Ricksy, are among the honorees. Scholars receive $2,500 for the first year […]

Read More


Professor Peter Shane elected to ACS Board of Directors
Peter Shane

Professor Peter Shane confirmed June 21 that he has been elected to the American Constitution Society Board of Directors. 
The ACS is “the nation’s leading progressive legal organization, with over 200 student and lawyer chapters in almost every state and on most law school campuses. ACS was founded on the principle that the law should be a force to improve the lives of all people.”

Read More

Katherine Kelly, Chris Walker earn promotions

Dean Alan Michaels announced Thursday that both Christopher J. Walker and Katherine Silver Kelly were promoted to Professor of Law and Clinical Professor of Law respectively, effective May 30, 2019. Walker, who joined the Moritz faculty in 2013, was promoted from his previous title of Associate Professor of Law (with tenure).

Read More


Moritz Alum Mónica Ramírez gives TED talk titled “Passing the mic to migrant farm workers”

Moritz College of Law alum Mónica Ramírez (’03) recently presented at “TED Salon: Belonging,” giving a speech titled, “Passing the mic to migrant farm workers.”

In the speech, Ramírez “points out the injustices this often unseen and isolated group faces — from wage theft and sexual harassment to dangerous working conditions — and advocates for the solutions they need.”

Read More

Moritz alumnus (’01), Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford helps pass bills that helps victims of domestic violence

Aaron Ford, the Nevada Attorney General and Moritz alumnus (2001), helped pass bills in his state that help the victims of domestic violence. Assembly Bill 60 was signed into law on Monday by Nevada governor Steve Sisolak and was sponsored by Ford.

Read More


Lincoln Davies chosen as the next dean of the Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Lincoln L. Davies will be the 20th dean of the Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Ohio State Provost Bruce McPheron announced today. Subject to approval by the Board of Trustees, Davies’ term will commence July 1, 2019. He succeeds Dean […]

Read More


Trump is open to accepting dirt on his opponents from foreign governments. Is that against the law?
Edward Foley

Professor Edward Foley was recently quoted in an article by CBS News titled, “Trump is open to accepting dirt on his opponents from foreign governments. Is that against the law?”

“That’s a question you know ultimately I don’t think that can really be addressed by law. It’s a question of the personal ethics of the candidate,” Foley said. “What kind of a candidate wants to accept help from a foreign government that is trying to influence the outcome of a U.S. election?”

Read More