Briefing Room



The First-Year Adventure: Innovative new curriculum lets students choose their own path

As part of the college’s commitment to innovative teaching, a new one-of-a-kind 1L curriculum, the Legal Practice and Perspectives Program (LP3), began this autumn. For the first time, 1L students can select a portion of their initial coursework, with class offerings that provide rich, experimental viewpoints not always afforded by a more traditional, doctrinal curriculum.

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Faculty Focus: Amna Akbar

Associate Professor of Law Amna Akbar is currently spending the 2018-2019 academic year at Princeton University as a fellow with the Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA). She hopes to expand her research of police, violence, and inequality, including how contemporary racial justice movements like the Movement for Black Lives engage with the question of police reform.

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Register for the spring semester Foundations of Practice Programs

“Professional Development” presented by Ice Miller attorneys March 20 Noon Drinko Hall, Room 250 Register Professional development is multi-faceted. Whether you are practicing in the public or private sector, it involves developing legal skills, business development, involvement in your employer’s […]

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The Power of Voice

Camille Hébert, author of the article, Is “MeToo” Only a Social Movement or a Legal Movement Too? (Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal) discusses #MeToo, her new course, and why she loves teaching first-year students.

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David Williams II

The college remembers David Williams II

David Williams II, former professor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and celebrated university administrator, died on February 8, 2019.

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Drinko Hall

New Professional Development Curriculum Program

Moritz is pleased to offer a new Professional Development Curriculum Program designed to provide students with a roadmap to their career and skill development. About The Program The program is open to all JD students, and when completed successfully, participants […]

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In a session with Moritz students, Rod Rosenstein discusses the role of attorneys and the law

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein emphasized the importance of the rule of law in a recent address to students from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.  As a guest of the Program on Law and Leadership Conversation […]

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Rule of Law

Building community despite political differences

After President Donald Trump was elected into office, Prof. Marc Spindelman found himself in conversation with a group of students interested in careers in public life. These students, diverse in their political outlooks, wondered what impact the new administration would have on substantive law…

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Apply to become a Sesquicentennial Scholar

In the 2019-20 academic year, Ohio State will celebrate its 150th anniversary, known as its sesquicentennial. In honor of this anniversary, the university will select 150 students to participate in the Sesquicentennial Student Scholar Leadership Program. Selected students will receive […]

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Remembering Professor Stan Laughlin

Professor Stanley Laughlin, a beloved member of the Moritz College of Law faculty for nearly 50 years, died on October 10, 2018. Professor Laughlin taught Constitutional Law, Foreign Relations Law, Anthropology and Law, Ethical Issues of the Professions, and Law and Religion.

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Moritz College of Law dean search advisory committee announced

FROM THE PROVOST — OCTOBER 2, 2018   Dear Colleagues, I write to announce the search advisory committee members for the new dean of the Michael E. Moritz College of Law. As previously announced, Trevor Brown, dean of the John […]

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Dean Michael States and Professor Peter Shane Among 2018 CLEO EDGE Award Honorees for Diversity

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO), widely renowned for its mission to increase the number of lawyers from diverse backgrounds, has announced the recipients of the inaugural CLEO EDGE Award in Diversity. Dean Michael States and Professor Peter […]

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