Briefing Room


Professor Nancy Hardin Rogers Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Academy of Mediators

On Friday, October 5, Nancy Hardin Rogers, Professor Emeritus and Director of the Program on Law and Leadership was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Academy of Mediators (IAM). The IAM Lifetime Achievement Award is granted to a person who […]

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Peter Shane

Professor Peter Shane testifies at Kavanaugh confirmation hearing

When Professor Peter Shane, Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law, was called upon by Democrats to testify at Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing to the U.S. Supreme Court, the hearings were set to begin in just 12 days. Shane had even less time to prepare his testimony: His remarks were due two days in advance, and of course, he still had to teach.

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photo of Professor Dennis Hirsch

Dennis Hirsch speaks at U.S. Senate roundtable on the future of privacy regulation

As data protection becomes a growing concern in the United States, legislators like U.S. Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) are investigating possible solutions. In July, the senators hosted the Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law’s first roundtable discussion, which focused […]

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Douglas Berman

Professor Douglas Berman receives Richard P. Kern Memorial Award

Professor Doug Berman, Newton D. Baker-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law and head of The Ohio State University Drug Enforcement and Policy Center (DEPC), was awarded the Richard P. Kern Memorial Award at the annual National Association of Sentencing Commissions […]

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Kimberly Jordan

Professor Kimberly Jordan wins Noel E. Kaech Juvenile Defender Award

Professor Kimberly Jordan, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, was honored for her contributions to juvenile defense at the 14th Annual Juvenile Defender Leadership Summit in May, where she received the Noel E. Kaech Juvenile Defender Award.

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Divided Community Project Receives American Bar Association’s John W. Cooley Lawyer as Problem Solver Award

The award recognizes individuals and organizations, like the Divided Community Project, that use their problem-solving skills to forge creative solutions.

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James Meeks

College mourns loss of former Dean Meeks

Professor Emeritus James E. Meeks, former dean and Jacob E. Davis Professor of Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, passed away on October 26, 2017. He was 78.

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Drinko Hall

Ohio State Establishes Drug Enforcement and Policy Center with Support from Charles Koch Foundation

The interdisciplinary center will study societal impacts of the ‘war on drugs.’

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Mary Beth Beazley

Beazley wins national award for legal writing

Professor Mary Beth Beazley, a pioneer in the field of legal writing, is a recent recipient of the prestigious Marjorie Rombauer Award. The honor is granted on behalf of the Association of Legal Writing Directors.

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Spindelman testifies before Ohio House

Professor Marc Spindelman appeared before the Ohio House of Representatives Community and Family Advancement Committee to give interested party testimony on the constitutionality of House Bill 36—referred to by some as the “Pastor Protection Act.”

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Philip C. Sorensen

College mourns loss of Emeritus Professor Sorensen

Philip C. Sorensen, professor emeritus at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 12. He was 83. Sorensen joined the faculty at Ohio State in 1973 where he taught until his retirement in 1995.

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Christopher Walker

Walker paper wins national award

Professor Christopher Walker recently won the Association of American Law Schools 2017 Scholarly Papers Competition for law school faculty members who have been teaching for five years or fewer.

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