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Professor Deborah Jones Merritt named Distinguished University Professor

Professor Merritt has produced path-breaking scholarship in three areas of the law: Constitutional Theory, Equality and Legal Education and the Legal Profession.

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Join Us for the Grand Reopening of Saxbe Auditorium

After several months of construction, the Saxbe Auditorium renovation is complete.  Join us on Friday, November 22 for its grand reopening at 3 p.m. To celebrate this historic moment for the college,  Erin Moriarty ’77 will host a Q& A […]

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Distinguished Lecture on the State of Internet Law

Twenty-five years ago, the launch of Netscape Navigator marked the start of the mainstream, commercial Internet age and created a new field of study known as cyber law. Since then, the internet has exceeded all expectations, both good and bad. […]

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Moritz 3L Mark Widerschein earns ABA Writing Award

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law 3L Mark Widerschein was recently named the recipient of the 2019 K. William  Kolbe Writing Competition, awarded by the ABA Infrastructure and Regulated Industries Section. His winning submission, “Flowing Water, Flowing Costs: Assessing FERC’s Authority […]

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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. 

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Professor Emeritus Douglas Whaley finds success as playwright with The Turkey Men

A law professor for more than half his life, Douglas Whaley’s passion has almost always been teaching. However, since retiring from full-time teaching in 2004, he has pursued his other passion; the theatre. Whaley has acted in or produced more […]

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Assistant Professor Mohamed Helal presents at Cairo Water Week 2019

Assistant Professor Mohamed S. Helal recently presented at Cairo Water Week 2019, discussing the water scarcity issues in the area. Helal is an expert in global governance and human rights. He joined the faculty at Moritz after receiving his SJD from […]

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Moritz alum Michael Ringle ’17 appointed Delaware County treasurer

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law alumnus Michael Ringle has been appointed the treasurer of Delaware County. He was chosen on Nov. 21 and sworn in on Nov. 25 by county Common Pleas Judge James Schuck. “I look forward […]

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Robert Bilott ’90 featured on CNN with Mark Ruffalo discussing battle with DuPont, upcoming film Dark Waters

Moritz graduate Robert Bilott was recently interviewed by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour about his ongoing battle against DuPont and the upcoming film that depicts that battle, starring Mark Ruffalo. The movie, Dark Waters, is set to be released in select theaters […]

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Ohio State to support Gov. DeWine’s expedited pardon effort
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The Moritz College of Law’s Drug Enforcement and Policy Center will assist with a new project of Gov. Mike DeWine’s that will expedite the process for select former criminal offenders to receive a pardon in Ohio.

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Witness list revealed in Husel murder case

Professor Ric Simmons was recently interviewed by the local NBC4 station after it was revealed that 25 people were on the witness list in the Dr. William Husel murder case. Husel, who formerly worked for the Mount Carmel Health System, […]

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