Law, Finance and Governance

Law, Finance and Governance is a non-partisan program of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law that links the legal and business knowledge of scholars, industry professionals, and policymakers to stimulate new ideas, encourage knowledge-sharing, support learning and research and foster networks. The focus of the program extends from capital markets to other forms of business activity outside the public markets, such as insurance, infrastructure, banking and public finance, all of which are important, especially to Moritz’s home communities of Columbus and Ohio.

The goal of the program is to generate open and vigorous exchange about the leading problems and issues in the financial and corporate arenas. The program aims to accomplish this goal through its educational programs and events for law students and the community of practitioners, regulators and business people. The program also connects the expertise of the Moritz law community, including its many alumni, with the interdisciplinary strengths of The Ohio State University to produce the ideas, research and products that will provide critical information and guidance for law students, policymakers, the industry and scholars.

The program on Law, Finance and Governance  works in partnership with students and groups of the Moritz College of Law and with public and private organizations.


In September 2014, the program on Law and Capital Markets became the program on Law, Finance and Governance, under the leadership of Executive Director and Moritz College of Law Associate Dean and business law professor Paul Rose. The change represented an exciting and forward-thinking evolution of the successful business law program at The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law.

The Law and Capital Markets program was established in 2012. After two years of growth under its first Executive Director, law professor Stephen Davidoff, and at the suggestion of its advisors, the program expanded its reach, to benefit a broader constituency within Moritz, the University and the community of practitioners, regulators and business people.