With concerns resulting from COVID-19 continuing to swirl, the 2020 bar exam is one of the many question marks in the law academic community. New York became the first state in the country to delay the exam, and more states […]
Due to the concerns surrounding COVID-19, a group of legal scholars are now advocating for modifications to the bar exam schedules in 2020. Among them is Moritz professor Deborah Jones Merritt, who was recently named an Ohio State University Distinguished […]
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 […]
“That’s more reasonable than it was five years ago, but it’s not establishing law school as a winning proposition,” Merritt said.
“If you are offering people a program that is designed to lead to admission to the bar, then there should be a reasonable expectation of achieving the goal,” Merritt said.
Women are more concentrated at less prestigious law schools than their male counterparts, according to new research by Professor Deborah Merritt.
Professor Deborah Jones Merritt wrote an op-ed in The New York Times calling for changes to the bar exam. While the passage rates for Moritz graduates held steady at over 90 percent, nationally passage rates are down significantly. Merritt lays out three reasons for the decline.
Professor Deborah Jones Merritt’s Law School Café blog has been named to the ABA Journal’s seventh annual “Blawg 100,” a listing of the 100 best blogs for a legal audience. On the blog Merritt discusses ideas for improving legal education. The ABA Journal calls Merritt’s new blog a “hub” and a resource for “facts to back up your opinions.”
Professor Deborah Jones Merritt has been asked to lead an advisory subcommittee in the search for the next president of The Ohio State University.
For the second year in a row, Professor Deborah Jones Merritt has been elected the Morgan E. Shipman Outstanding Professor by the graduating class.
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law alumni and a Moritz professor did quite well at the 2010 Columbus Bar Association Awards of Excellence banquet last month.
The 2009-10 school year will likely be a memorable one for Deborah Jones Merritt, the John Deaver Drinko-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law. In October, Professor Merritt stood before the U.S. Supreme Court admirably arguing her first case to the […]