The Moritz Legislation Clinic provides a front-row view of the legislative process in the Buckeye State as students work directly with legislative leaders and their staff on matters pending or anticipated to arise before the Ohio House and Senate. The clinic offers Moritz students the rare opportunity to glimpse behind the scenes of the legislative process by working with leaders of the Ohio General Assembly and other key legislative players, assisting them with research, analysis, and monitoring of the lawmaking process.
The Legislation Clinic is team-taught by two faculty members. A key component of the clinic is a twice-weekly classroom experience during which students and faculty engage in discussions addressing state legislative processes, politics, and participants. The classroom component focuses on the Ohio legislative process and on state constitutional law as it affects the relationship between Ohio courts and the Legislature.
Clinic placements, combined with readings, role plays, guests, and class discussions, teach students how to research and analyze current and potential legislative issues, expose them to the challenges of information-sharing in a partisan context, and develop their negotiation and consensus-building skills.