Briefing Room


College Welcomes Three New Tenure-Track Faculty in 2011-12

May 5, 2011 | Faculty

Next school year, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law welcomes three new full-time, tenure track faculty to its ranks.


Professor Steven M. Davidoff’s research focus is on corporate governance, regulation of hedge funds, mergers & acquisitions, and securities regulation. He has a particular interest in international issues and interdisciplinary research in law and finance. His recent book, Gods at War: Shotgun Takeovers, Government by Deal, and the Private Equity Implosion, explores modern-day deals and deal making. His prior scholarship can be accessed on the SSRN.

Professor Davidoff also writes a weekly column for The New York Times “DealBook” in the business section and on the web site, where he is “The Deal Professor.” He has been on the law faculties of the University of Connecticut and Wayne State University. He was a visiting professor at Moritz in 2008-09.

Prior to entering academia Professor Davidoff practiced as an attorney for about 10 years with Shearman & Sterling in its New York and London offices and with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in its London office. There he represented European and U.S. clients in acquisitions and sales of public and private companies, joint ventures, and private equity and venture capital investments. Many of these transactions included a substantial cross-border element.

Professor Davidoff graduated from the Columbia University School of Law where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, cum laude with honors. He has a master’s degree in finance from the London Business School.


Cinnamon Pinon Carlarne is a leading expert in environmental law and climate change. She is currently on the faculty of the University of South Carolina Law School.

Prior to joining the University of South Carolina, Carlarne was the Harold Woods Research Fellow in Environmental Law at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford. She also was on the law faculty and a junior research fellow at Wadham College. She previously taught at the University of Cincinnati Center for Environmental Studies. Prior to joining the University of Cincinnati, she was an associate attorney in the Energy, Land Use, and Environment section at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Washington, D.C.

Her current research focuses on undertaking a comparative, socio-legal analysis of global climate change laws and policies in the European Union and the United States, with the objective of improving understanding of the disparate legal and political strategies being used to address climate change in these two critical regions, the socio-legal factors influencing the shape of these strategies, the likely successes and failures of current policy strategies, and the implications of these findings for efforts by individual states and the international community to address global climate change in the long-term.
She is also interested in interdisciplinary research in the area of international environmental law, especially at the intersection between environmental law and other areas of law and governance.

Carlarne earned her law degree from the University of California at Berkeley. She also holds a master’s degree in environmental change and management from the University of Oxford.


Guy A. Rub is an expert in the intersection between intellectual property law and economic theory. He is currently practicing corporate and intellectual property law at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP in Los Angeles. He joins the College as an assistant professor of law.

Rub has studied law on three continents. He completed his studies as an SJD candidate and received an LL.M. degree from the University of Michigan Law School; a master’s degree in Law & Economics from the University of Madrid; a European Master in Law and Economics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Netherlands; and a LL.B. degree from Tel-Aviv University. He was a law clerk to the Hon. Rina S. Meshel of the Tel-Aviv Appellate Court.

While at the University of Michigan, Rub won several fellowships and awards, including the Microsoft Post-Doc Fellowship. His recent article, Contracting Around Copyright: the Uneasy Case of Unbundling Rights in Creative Works, will soon be published in the University of Chicago Law Review.

In the 2011-12 school year, Rub will be teaching Copyright Law and Law and Economics at Moritz.

He also holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Tel-Aviv University and worked as a software programmer and engineer prior to pursuing a career in law.