Faculty Advisors

Dale A. Oesterle

J. Gilbert Reese Chair in Contract Law

Professor Oesterle can be contacted at oesterle.4@osu.edu.




After graduating from the University of Michigan Law School, Professor Dale A. Oesterle clerked for the Honorable Robert R. Merhige Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He then worked as an associate in the litigation section of Hunton & Williams in Richmond, Va., before entering law teaching.

Professor Oesterle was a law professor at Cornell Law School and the School of Law at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he also served as director of the school’s Center for Entrepreneurial Law. In 2003, Professor Oesterle joined Moritz, where he was named the Gilbert J. Reese Chair.

Professor Oesterle’s teaching and research focus primarily on business law, particularly mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, hedge funds, securities law, and securities trading markets. At Moritz, he teaches Business Associations, Law of Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Regulation, Law and Finance for Entrepreneurs, Contracts, International Business Transactions, Comparative Company, and Securities Law.

Professor Oesterle was voted Moritz Outstanding Professor by the classes of 2005 and 2008.

Paul Rose

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Frank E. and Virginia H. Bazler Designated Professor in Business Law; Director, Law, Finance & Governance

Professor Rose can be contacted at rose.933@osu.edu.



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 is an affiliate with the Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiative, a research project at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, and is a non-resident fellow of the ESADEgeo-Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics. He blogs on issues relating to his research at https://statecapitalist.wordpress.com/.

Prior to joining the faculty at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, 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.