Briefing Room


Rose voted outstanding professor

May 7, 2014 | Faculty

The Class of 2014 elected Professor Paul Rose as the Morgan E. Shipman Outstanding Professor. Rose will speak at Hooding and will bestow hoods on the graduating students.

From coaching a champion moot court team to teaching the ins and out of securities law to dazzling the crowd at the annual comedy night, Professor Paul Rose has left a lasting impact on the Class of 2014.

“I’ve been fortunate to work closely with Professor Rose over the past two years in his capacity as the coach of the Corporate Law Moot Court Team, and he’s been nothing short of exceptional in providing mentorship and guidance,” said Jenna Grassbaugh ’14. “He remains a good friend and trusted confidant to students while juggling his family life, his obligations (of which there are many) as a member of Ohio State’s Budget Committee, and, of course, while continuing to make Business Associations a little more “fun” for people like me with no business background.”

Professor Paul Rose teaches Business Associations, Comparative Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, Investment Management Law, and Securities Regulation. He has written extensively on sovereign wealth funds, corporate governance, and securities regulation, and he has consulted with and provided testimony on these topics to numerous regulators and other agencies, including the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission; the Government Accountability Office; and the Congressional Research Service. He blogs on issues relating to his research and is an affiliate with the Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiative, a research project at The Fletcher School at Tufts University.

Rose is well-known for the “entertaining” presentations and banter in class. As co-director of the Law and Capital Markets project, Rose has used his contacts to bring speakers to Drinko Hall and has organized symposiums and events.

Prior to joining the faculty at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2007, Professor Rose was a visiting assistant professor in securities and finance at Northwestern University School of Law. Before joining Northwestern, Rose practiced law in the corporate and securities practice group of Covington & Burling LLP’s San Francisco office. He worked as an assistant trader in equity and emerging market derivatives at Citibank, N.A. in New York prior to attending law school. Rose is a graduate of Brigham Young University and the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.

The Outstanding Professor Award dates back to 1971.  In 2004, the Student Bar Association renamed it in honor of Professor Morgan E. Shipman, who is the college’s only five-time winner. A full-list of previous winners is available here.