Nancy Hardin Rogers

Professor Emeritus of Law; Director, Program on Law and Leadership
Nancy Hardin Rogers
Contact Information:

(614) 688-3451 Drinko 367


Curriculum Vitae Bibliography

  • B.A., University of Kansas, 1969 (with highest distinction)
  • J.D., Yale Law School, 1972

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Areas of Expertise:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation

Professor Rogers teaches and writes primarily in the dispute resolution area. Her co-authored treatise on mediation received the CPR legal Program Book Prize in 1989 and her co-authored short text on mediation received the same national prize in 1987. The Emeritus Michael E. Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution, she also has coauthored a leading law school textbook in dispute resolution, now in the sixth edition, and in 2013 coauthored a textbook on dispute system and process design.

Since joining the Moritz faculty, she has served as Ohio Attorney General, Dean of the Moritz College of Law, Vice Provost for Academic Administration of The Ohio State University, Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for Moritz. Prior to joining the faculty, she was a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Thomas D. Lambros in Cleveland and practiced in the Glenville-area office of the Cleveland Legal Aid Society.

Professor Rogers was President of the Association of American Law Schools in 2007 and was a member of its Executive Committee for five years. She served for nine years on the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation, a Presidential appointment that requires U.S. Senate confirmation. Professor Rogers had a gubernatorial appointment as one of Ohio’s five commissioners on the National Conference of Commissioners of Uniform State Laws for seven years and was Reporter for the Conference’s Uniform Mediation Act, now enacted in 11 jurisdictions. She chaired the Judicial Advisory Committee, which reviewed candidates for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio for U.S. Senators Brown and Voinovich.

Her awards include: James F. Henry Award (International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution) in 2014; Making a Difference Award (Ohio Mediation Association) in 2013; Community Service Award (Columbus Bar Association) in 2012; Judge Robert M. Duncan Award for Progressive Public Service (American Constitution Society/Columbus) in 2010; Ohio Bar Medal (Ohio State Bar Association) in 2008; President’s Award (Columbus Bar Foundation) in 2008; Women of Achievement Award (Columbus YWCA) in 2008; Mortar Board Alumni Achievement Award in 2008; D’Alemberte-Raven Award (American Bar Association Section on Dispute Resolution) in 2002; Ritter Award (Ohio State Bar Foundation) in 1998; the College of Law Alumni Association’s Outstanding Professor Award in 1996; Legal Aid Society of Columbus’ Service Recognition in 1996; Whitney North Seymour, Sr. Medal (American Arbitration Association) in 1990.