Telephone: (614) 292-2631



ABA Approved Since 1923


The Moritz College of Law‚??s missions, like those of its parent University, are scholarship, education, and service. The College offers a rigorous academic program, encompassing both a traditional law school curriculum and electives in a wide range of topics. First-year students enroll in at least one 9 small section 9 class designed to enhance the learning process, and each first-year student experiences an intensive writing and analysis course taught by a full-time faculty member. Advanced students can elect courses offered through the clinical programs, which are among the oldest and finest in the country. Students also can develop professional skills through service on one of five highly respected academic journals, the Ohio State Law Journal, the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society, and the Ohio State Journal of Entrepreneurial Law. The College also has a large Moot Court Program, in which students can hone their practical legal skills. The College of Law has an active public service program, including a large Street Law program and the Pro Bono Research Group, which provides legal research assistance to legal services attorneys in Ohio.


The summer and semester-long programs at Oxford University in Oxford, England enhance the international and comparative dimensions of the College‚??s program and a summer program in Washington, D.C. provides insight into Washington practice. Extensive involvement in alternative dispute resolution has made the College a leader in this important and developing aspect of the law, and the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution has already made its mark in this arena. The College offers joint degree programs with a number of other colleges and departments at the University, including Business Administration, Health Administration, and Medicine and a number of faculty members hold joint appointments in law and other units. The College has established the Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Policy Studies, which supports faculty whose teaching and scholarship explore law using tools and concepts developed in the social sciences and humanities. Beginning in Fall 2007, the College implemented an LL.M. program for foreign-trained law students.


The educational enterprise of the Moritz College of Law is well supported by the physical facilities. An addition to and renovation of the existing building has created space for the growing library collection, which is the fourteenth largest academic law library in the country. Apartments are available for about 135 law students across the street from the College. The College of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. Graduates have served as distinguished members of the bar and bench. A significant number have served as elected and appointed public officials at the local, state, and national levels and in executive and management positions in business, education and industry.


Dean: Alan C. Michaels (614) 292-2631

Faculty Affairs: Joseph B. Stulberg (614) 292-8638

Academic Affairs: Donald B. Tobin (614) 688-3539

Admissions: Kathy S. Northern (614) 292-7750

Financial Aid: Robert L. Solomon (614) 292-5354

Library Director: Bruce S. Johnson (614) 292-2964

Placement: Pam Lombardi (614) 292-8814

Alumni Affairs: Jeff L. Hilperts (614) 292-5049




ALAN C. MICHAELS, (Law Professor), born New York, New York, May 5, 1961; admitted to bar, 1987, New York. Education: Harvard University (A.B., 1983); Columbia University (J.D., 1986). COURSES:Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, White Collar Crime, Sports Law. Email:michaels.23 @


MICHELLE L. ALEXANDER, (Law Professor), born Illinois, October 7, 1967; admitted to bar, 1995, California. Education: Vanderbilt University (B.A., 1989); Stanford Law School (J.D., 1992). COURSES: Civil Rights, Civil Liberties, Civil Procedure, Federal Litigation. Email:alexander.410 @


MARY BETH BEAZLEY, (Law Professor), born Evergreen Park, IL, February 11, 1957; admitted to bar, 1984, Ohio. Education: Bowling Green State University (B.A., 1979); University of Notre Dame (J.D., 1983). COURSES:Legal Writing and Analysis, Appellate Advocacy, Advanced Legal Writing. Email:beazley.1 @


DOUGLAS AARON BERMAN, (Law Professor), born Washington, D.C., October 21, 1968; admitted to bar, 1997, New York. Education: Princeton University (A.B., 1990), Harvard Law School (J.D., 1993). COURSES:Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Sentencing &Punishment, Legal Writing, Intellectual Property, Legislation Clinic. Email:berman.43 @


MICHAEL BRAUNSTEIN, (Law Professor), born New Orleans, Louisiana, May 21, 1947; admitted to bar, 1974, California. Education: Louisiana State University (B.A., 1970); Tulane University School of Law (J.D., 1974). COURSES:Mining Law, Natural Resources, Oil and Gas, Property, Real Estate Finance. Email: braunstein.1 @


JAMES J. BRUDNEY, (Law Professor), born New York, N.Y., July 6, 1950; admitted to bar, 1981, District of Columbia. Education: Amherst College (B.A., 1971); Oxford University (M.A.B.A., 1973); Yale Law School (J.D., 1979). COURSES:Age Discrimination in the Workplace, Employment Law, Labor Law, Legislation, Comparative Labor Law. Email:brudney.1 @


GREGORY A. CALDEIRA, (Law Professor), Education: California State University Stanislaus (B.A., 1975); Princeton University (M.A., 1975; Ph.D., 1978). COURSES: U.S. Supreme Court. Email:caldeira.1 @


SANFORD N. CAUST-ELLENBOGEN, (Law Professor), born New York, New York, February 21, 1954; admitted to bar, 1986, New York. Education: State University of New York at Albany (B.A., 1974); Harvard University (M.C.R.P., 1977); New York University (J.D., 1985). COURSES:Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Federal Courts, Legislation, Administrative Law. Email:caust-ellenbogen.1 @


MARTHA ELISABETH CHAMALLAS, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1975, Louisiana; 1978, District of Columbia. Education: Tufts University (B.A., 1971); Louisiana State University (J.D., 1975). COURSES:Torts, Constitutional Law, Employee Discrimination, Feminist Legal Theory, Women and the Law. Email: chamallas.1 @


DANIEL C.K. CHOW, (Law Professor), born Hong Kong, March 12, 1957; admitted to bar, 1984, New York. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1979); Yale Law School (J.D., 1982). COURSES:International Business Transactions, Property, Chinese Business Law, International Intellectual Property. Email:chow.1 @


AMY COHEN, (Law Professor), born Virginia, January 4, 1976; admitted to bar, 2005, New York. Education: Rutgers The State University of New Jersey (B.A., 1998); Harvard Law School (J.D., 2002). COURSES:Property, International Dispute Resolution. Email:cohen.308 @


SARAH RUDOLPH COLE, (Law Professor), born Lincoln, Nebraska, September 11, 1966; admitted to bar, 1993, Illinois. Education: University of Puget Sound (B.A., 1986); University of Chicago (J.D., 1990). COURSES:Alternative Dispute Resolution, Torts. Email:cole.228 @


RUTH COLKER, (Law Professor), born Pittsburgh, PA, May 4, 1956; admitted to bar, 1981, District of Columbia. Education: Harvard-Radcliffe (A.B., 1978); Harvard University (J.D., 1981). COURSES:Constitutional Law, Disability Discrimination, Federalism, Feminist Theory, Gay Rights, Legislation. Email:colker.2 @


ELIZABETH COOKE, (Law Professor), born Champaign, Illinois, June 20, 1969; admitted to bar, 1994, Ohio. Education: Miami University (B.A., 1991); The Ohio State University College of Law (J.D., 1994). COURSES:Civil Law Practicum.


SHARON L. DAVIES, (Law Professor), born Springfield, Massachusetts, October 22, 1960; admitted to bar, 1988, New York. Education: University of Massachusetts (B.A., 1984); Columbia University (J.D., 1987). COURSES:Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence. Email:davies.49 @


ELLEN E. DEASON, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1989, District of Columbia. Education: Carleton College (B.A., 1972); Oregon State University (M.S., 1975); University of Michigan (J.D., 1985). COURSES:Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil Procedure, Law & Genetics, Law & Science.


ANNE DOYLE, (Law Professor), born Madison, Wisconsin, August 5, 1954; admitted to bar, 1988, Pennsylvania. Education: New York University (B.A., 1984); Georgetown University (J.D., 1987). COURSES:Bar Passage Support Program, Disability Discrimination. Email:doyle.64 @


JOSHUA DRESSLER, (Law Professor), born New York, March 30, 1947; admitted to bar, 1973, California. Education: UCLA (B.A., 1968; J.D., 1973). COURSES:Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure. Email:dressler.11 @


JESSICA RICHNAN DWORKIN, (Law Professor), born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; admitted to bar, 2002, Ohio; 2005, District of Columbia. Education: The Ohio State University (B.A., 1999); Duke University School of Law (J.D., 2002; LL.M., 2002). Email:dworkin.12 @


TERRI L. ENNS, (Law Professor), born Santa Barbara, California, April 3, 1958; admitted to bar, 1996, Ohio. Education: Goshen College (B.A., 1980); Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary (M. Div., 1986); The Ohio State University College of Law (J.D., 1996). COURSES:Legislation Practicum. Email:enns.1 @


CHRISTOPHER M. FAIRMAN, (Law Professor), born July 26, 1960; admitted to bar, 1994, Texas. Education: University of Texas at Austin (B.A., 1982); University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 1994). COURSES:Civil Procedure,, Professional Responsibility, Ethics of Alternative Dispute Resolutions.


KATHERINE HUNT FEDERLE, (Law Professor), born Alton, Illinois, August 5, 1958; admitted to bar, 1984, District of Columbia; 1986, Hawaii. Education: Pomona College (B.A., 1980); Seattle University (J.D., 1983); Georgetown University (LL.M., 1986). COURSES:Children & the Law.


EDWARD B. FOLEY, (Law Professor), born West Palm Beach, Florida, September 2, 1961; admitted to bar, 1988, District of Columbia. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1983); Columbia University (J.D., 1986). COURSES:Constitutional Law, First Amendment, Jurisprudence, Children‚??s Rights, Election Law, Religion and the Law, Education Law, Appellate Advocacy. Email:foley.33 @


LARRY T. GARVIN, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1991, District of Columbia. Education: Michigan State University (B.A./B.S., 1983); University of Michigan (M.S., 1986); Yale Law School (J.D., 1991). COURSES:Contracts, Deals, Sales, Small Business & Entrepreneurial Finance.


E. GORDON GEE, (Law Professor), born Vernal, Utah, 1944; Education: University of Utah (B.A., 1968); Teacher‚??s College at Columbia University (Ed.D., 1972); Columbia University (J.D., 1971). COURSES:Education Law.


ARTHUR F. GREENBAUM, (Law Professor), born Toledo, Ohio, November 17, 1951; admitted to bar, 1976, Virginia; 1977, District of Columbia. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1973); University of Virginia (J.D., 1976). COURSES: Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Professional Responsibility. Email:greenbaum.1 @


L. CAMILLE HEBERT, (Law Professor), born Elk City, Oklahoma, May 15, 1959; admitted to bar, 1982, Kansas; 1983, Missouri; 1989, Ohio. Education: Kansas State University (B.A., 1979); University of Kansas (J.D., 1982). COURSES:Pretrial Litigation, Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment Seminar, Worker Privacy Seminar, ADR in the Workplace, Legal Writing and Analysis. Email: hebert.2 @


STEPHANIE R. HOFFER, (Law Professor), born Berlin Heights, Ohio, March 25, 1975; admitted to bar, 2001, Ohio. Education: The Ohio State University (B.S., 1997); Case Western Reserve University (J.D., 2001); New York University (LL.M., 2005). COURSES:Contracts, Taxation. Email:hoffer.ll @


STEVEN F. HUEFNER, (Law Professor), born July 2, 1962; admitted to bar, 1991, Utah; 1992 District of Columbia. Education: University of Utah (1984); Harvard University (A.B., 1986); Columbia University School of Law (J.D., 1991). COURSES:Legislation, Legislation Clinic, Jurisprudence. Email:huefner.4 @


GARRY W. JENKINS, (Law Professor), born Newark, New Jersey, June 1970; admitted to bar, 1999, New York and New Jersey. Education: Haverford College (B.A., 1992); Harvard University (MPP, 1998; J.D., 1998). COURSES:Business Associations, Nonprofit Organizations, Contracts, Corporate Governance, Education Law, Lawyers as Leaders.


BRUCE S. JOHNSON, (Law Professor), born Glen Ridge, New Jersey, December 6, 1948; admitted to bar, 1973, New Jersey. Education: Amherst College (B.A., 1970); New York University School of Law (J.D., 1973); Rutgers University (M.L.S., 1978). COURSES: Property, Wills, Trusts & Estates, Legal Research, Legal Writing and Analysis. Email:johnson.726 @


CREOLA JOHNSON, (Law Professor), born Independence, Louisiana; admitted to bar, 1994, Pennsylvania. Education: Louisiana State University (B.S., 1989); West Virginia University (J.D., 1994). COURSES:Business Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Contracts, Debtor-Creditor Law, Secured Transactions. Email:johnson.1904 @


ROBERT M. KRIVOSHEY, (Law Professor), born Brooklyn, New York, November 4, 1942; admitted to bar, 1978, Ohio. Education: Yeshiva University (B.A., 1964); University of Chicago (M.A., 1966; Ph.D., 1973); Ohio State University (J.D., 1978). COURSES: Prosecution & Defense Clinic, Trial Practice, Evidence. Email: krivoshey.1 @


STANLEY K. LAUGHLIN, JR., (Law Professor), born Dayton, Ohio; admitted to bar, 1961, California; 1961, Ohio. Education: Miami University (A.B., 1955); Ohio State University (J.D., 1960). COURSES:Foreign Relations Law, Constitutional Law, Anthropology and Law, Advanced Constitutional Law, Ethical Issues, Economic Regulation and the Constitution. Email:laughlin.1 @


EDWARD S. LEE, (Law Professor), born Cleveland, Ohio, December 11, 1969; admitted to bar, 1996, California. Education: Williams College (B.A., 1992); Harvard Law School (J.D., 1995). COURSES:Copyright, Cyber Law, Intellectual Property. Email: lee.2206 @


ANGELA MARIE LLOYD, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1995, New York. Education: University of Notre Dame (B.A., 1987); Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy (M.A., 1994); Columbia University School of Law (J.D., 1994). COURSES:Justice for Children Practicum, Foster Care, Children & the Law. Email:lloyd.148 @


DEBORAH JONES MERRITT, (Law Professor), born New York, New York, October 15, 1955; admitted to bar, 1981, Georgia. Education: Harvard University (A.B., 1977); Columbia University (J.D., 1980). COURSES:Torts, Law and Social Science, Women in Law. Email:merritt.52 @


KATHY SEWARD NORTHERN, (Law Professor), born Columbus, Ohio, March 11, 1958; admitted to bar, 1983, Ohio. Education: Williams College (B.A., 1980); Harvard University (J.D., 1983). COURSES:Torts, Products Liability, Complex Litigation, Environmental Law, Environmental Torts. Email:northern.1 @


DALE ARTHUR OESTERLE, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1977, Virginia. Education: University of Michigan (B.A., 1972; M.P.P., 1974; J.D., 1975). COURSES: Contracts, Business Associations, Corporations, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Transactions, Law of Venture Capital.


JOHN A. POWELL, (Law Professor), born Michigan, May 27, 1947; admitted to bar, Washington. Education: Stanford University (B.A., 1969); University of California-Berkeley (J.D., 1973). COURSES:Race and Poverty, Civil Rights, Property, Jurisprudence. Email:powell.355 @


JOHN QUIGLEY, (Law Professor), born St. Louis, Missouri, October 1, 1940; admitted to bar, 1967, Massachusetts; 1973, Ohio. Education: Harvard University (A.B., 1962; M.A., 1966; LL.B., 1966). COURSES:International Law, Middle East Conflict, Human Rights, Comparative Law. Email:quigley.2 @


NANCY HARDIN ROGERS, (Law Professor), born Lansing, Michigan, September 18, 1948; admitted to bar, 1972, Ohio; 1975, District of Columbia. Education: University of Kansas (B.A., 1969); Yale Law School (J.D., 1972). COURSES:Mediation, Dispute Resolution, Evidence. Email:rogers.23 @


PAUL ROSE, (Law Professor), born West Covina, California, October 15, 1971; admitted to bar, 2001, California. Education: Brigham Young University (B.A., Philosophy, 1995); University of California, Los Angeles School of Law (J.D., 2001). COURSES:Business Associations, Securities Regulation, Professional Responsibility.


ALLAN J. SAMANSKY, (Law Professor), born St. Paul, Minnesota, June 7, 1945; admitted to bar, 1974, Pennsylvania. Education: Harvard University (B.A., 1967); University of California at Berkeley (M.A., 1968); University of Pennsylvania (J.D., 1974). COURSES:Accounting, Business Planning, Estate and Gift Taxation, Federal Income Taxation, Taxation of Business Organizations, Wills, Trusts & Estates. Email: samansky.1 @


PETER M. SHANE, (Law Professor), born 1952; admitted to bar, 1978, New York; 1979, District of Columbia; 1995, Pennsylvania. Education: Harvard University (A.B., 1974); Yale Law School (J.D., 1977). COURSES: Administrative Law, Comp. Ad. Law, Constitutional Law, Legislation, Telecommunications Law, Law of Presidential Power.


RIC SIMMONS, (Law Professor), born Washington, D.C., December 19, 1968; admitted to bar, 1995, New York; 2000, California. Education: Stanford University (B.A., 1990; M.A., 1991); Columbia University (J.D., 1994). COURSES:Evidence, Clinical Education.


MARC SPINDELMAN, (Law Professor), born New York, March 15, 1968; Education: Johns Hopkins University (B.A., 1990); University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1995). COURSES: Health Law, Bioethics, Family Law, Constitutional Law. Email: spindelman.1 @


JOSEPH BENJAMIN STULBERG, (Law Professor), born Lansing, Michigan, April 21, 1945; admitted to bar, 1971, New York. Education: Kalamazoo College (B.A., 1967); University of Rochester (M.A., 1974; Ph.D., 1975); New York University (J.D., 1970). COURSES:Alternative Dispute Resolution, Employment Law, Jurisprudence. Email:stulberg.2 @


PETER P. SWIRE, (Law Professor), born New York, May 15, 1958; admitted to bar, 1986, Pennsylvania; 1987, District of Columbia. Education: Princeton University (A.B., 1980); Yale, (J.D., 1985). COURSES: Cyberspace, Privacy, Business Associations, Torts, Regulatory Theory & Practice, Antitrust. Email:swire.1 @


DONALD B. TOBIN, (Law Professor), born Maryland, January 8, 1967; admitted to bar, 1996, Maryland. Education: Duke University (B.A., 1988); Georgetown University (J.D., 1996). COURSES:Federal Income Tax, Tax Policy, Taxation of Business Organization, Legislation. Email:tobin.46 @


DANIEL P. TOKAJI, (Law Professor), born Pasadena, California, December 18, 1967; admitted to bar, 1995, Massachusetts; 1996, California; 1999, U.S. Supreme Court. Education: Harvard University (A.B., 1989); Yale University (J.D., 1994). COURSES: Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure, Federal Courts, First Amendment, Voting Rights.


VINCENE VERDUN, (Law Professor), born Flint, Michigan, April 4, 1954; admitted to bar, 1978, Michigan; 1990, Ohio. Education: University of Michigan (B.A., 1975; J.D., 1978). COURSES:Agency and Partnership, Commercial Paper, Business Associations, Remedies. Email:verdun.1 @


ANNECOOS WIERSEMA, (Law Professor), born August 10, 1970; admitted to bar, 2004, Colorado. Education: London School of Economics (L.L.B., 1998); Harvard Law School (L.L.M., 1999; S.J.D., 2004). COURSES:Environmental Law, Property Law, Administrative Law, International Organizations.


CHARLES E. WILSON, (Law Professor), born Denver, Colorado, April 24, 1952; admitted to bar, 1977, New York; 1986, Ohio. Education: University of Kansas (B.S., 1973); New York University School of Law (J.D., 1976). COURSES:Advanced Labor Law, Civil Procedure, Employment Law, Labor Law, Legal Negotiation. Email: wilson.49 @