Briefing Room


Amid more Bar Exam delays, push for diploma privilege grows

With concerns resulting from COVID-19 continuing to swirl, the 2020 bar exam is one of the many question marks in the law academic community. New York became the first state in the country to delay the exam, and more states […]

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Professor Deborah Jones Merritt among scholars advocating for bar exam modifications due to COVID-19 concerns

Due to the concerns surrounding COVID-19, a group of legal scholars are now advocating for modifications to the bar exam schedules in 2020. Among them is Moritz professor Deborah Jones Merritt, who was recently named an Ohio State University Distinguished […]

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Christopher Walker

Professor Christopher Walker among those thanked by U.S. Senators for work on Ohio Bipartisan Judicial Advisory Commission

Professor Christopher Walker was among those publicly thanked by U.S. Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown for his work as a member of the Ohio Bipartisan Judicial Advisory Commission on Feb. 26. “The members of this bipartisan commission served honorably […]

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Clinical Professor Terri Enns and Professor Dennis Hirsch among contributors to Ohio Attorney General Facial Recognition Task Force report

The Ohio Attorney General Facial Recognition Task Force, which features Moritz College of Law professors Dennis Hirsch and Terri Enns, released its latest report and recommendations on Jan. 26. Hirsch’s section (co-written with Brian Ray of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law) recommends that […]

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Professor Creola Johnson gives congressional testimony to Financial Services Committee

An expert in bankruptcy and lending, Professor Creola Johnson presented her testimony on payday lenders to the Financial Services Committee on February 5. Johnson, the first to publish a law review article, Payday Loans: Shrewd Business or Predatory Lending?, about the payday lending industry, […]

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Efthimios Parasidis

Professor Efthimios Parasidis selected for Silvers Grant

Professor Efthimios Parasidis was recently selected for a Silvers Grant for Works in Progress by the The Robert B. Silvers Foundation. The The Robert B. Silvers Foundation “is a charitable trust established by a bequest of the late Robert B. Silvers, a founding editor of The New York Review of Books, with the aim of supporting writers working in the fields

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Deborah Merritt

Professor Deborah Jones Merritt working on bar exam study funded by IAALS

Professor Deborah Jones Merritt has accumulated just about every teaching award The Ohio State University can offer. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she is also working on an important study concerning the bar exam. Interviewed by the ABA Journal […]

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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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deborah merritt

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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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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Cinnamon Carlarne

Ohio State awarded $3 million NSF grant for STEM traineeship program

Ohio State researchers received a $2.98 million National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) grant to develop and implement bold, transformative models for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduate education training. NSF’s NRT program funds effective training of STEM graduate students […]

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John Quigley

Professor John Quigley provides context to ongoing Palestinian conflict at UN Security Council

As one of the more experienced and knowledgeable people in the area of international law, it should come as no surprise that Professor John Quigley was recently invited to speak at the United Nations Security Council in New York on the continuing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  

Quigley, who graduated from Harvard Law School in 1966, joined the faculty at Moritz in 1969 and said in preparing for such a speech, he wanted to present a side of the discussion that has not been offered.

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