Briefing Room


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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Chamallas plays key role in Fair Calculations in Civil Damages Act

Days after Professor Martha Chamallas was quoted in a Washington Post article detailing how women and minorities are often awarded considerably less compensation in civil suits, she received phone calls two U.S. Senators looking to introduce legislation.

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Deborah Merritt

Merritt’s research on gender disparities in the law school pipeline featured in The New York Times

Women are more concentrated at less prestigious law schools than their male counterparts, according to new research by Professor Deborah Merritt.

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College Mourns Loss of Professor Krivoshey

A memorial service will be held for Robert Martin Krivoshey ’78 on Friday, October 28 at 4 p.m. in the Saxbe Auditorium.

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Dean Michaels finds time to teach amid busy administrative schedule

Alan C. Michaels’ deanship started in the spring of 2008, with the legal profession riding a decades-long wave of consistent growth and stability and the nation’s law schools in expansion-mode. The tides sure did change quickly. “From a leadership prospective, challenging […]

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Kaminski to discuss drones, consumer privacy at FTC workshop event

The FTC will host a workshop on drones today beginning at 1 p.m. that looks at consumer privacy concerns surrounding the use of unmanned aircraft. Professor Margot Kaminski is scheduled to share her expertise in a panel discussion at the event.

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Berman stays at the forefront of criminal justice reform through innovation

It is an exciting time to be Professor Douglas A. Berman. He has written passionately about criminal justice reform for over a decade and the issue has finally made its way on to the agenda of both major political parties. […]

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