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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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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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Peter Shane

Professor Peter Shane elected to ACS Board of Directors

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.”

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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).

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National effort urged to overhaul ‘broken’ health data system

“Data scandals are occurring on a regular basis, with no end in sight,” said Efthimios Parasidis, a co-author of the New England Journal of Medicine article and a professor at The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law and College of Public Health.

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Faculty Focus: Ari Glogower

Over the last year, keen insights from legal scholars like Assistant Professor Ari Glogower helped explain the intricacies of the tax law and how it ultimately affects individuals and corporations alike. Beyond his works on the recent tax legislation, Glogower is at work on a series of papers about wealth and wealth inequality as well.

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Peter Shane

Government checks and balances: How the border wall pushes the limits

“It’s not entirely the executive branch (Trump) trying to usurp the powers of Congress,” Shane said. “It’s also a matter of Congress sitting on its hands.”

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Faculty Focus: Amna Akbar

Akbar’s research into the Movement for Black Lives has been published in the Journal of Legal Education and most recently the New York University Law Review last June.

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