Nancy Rogers, Dean at Moritz College of Law to be Ohio Interim Attorney General

We, at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, are both proud and sad to announce today that a major leader in the ADR movement, our dean, Nancy Rogers, will serve as interim attorney general. She is still a member of our faculty, though, and has taken a leave from the university to serve the five month term. She does not plan on running for AG in November. Although Nancy told us earlier this morning, we just received an e-mail from our university President, excerpted here:

Ohio Governor Ted Strickland today selected Nancy H. Rogers, dean of the
Moritz College of Law, as interim Ohio Attorney General. She will serve
Ohio in this new capacity through the November general election, when
Ohio voters will determine a successor to complete the remainder of an
unexpired term created by the resignation of former Attorney General
Marc Dann.

Governor Strickland has made an inspired choice in tapping Nancy for
this post. As dean of Ohio State’s Moritz College of Law since 2001 and
faculty member since 1976, she has served the university and the law
school with great distinction. The people of Ohio are fortunate that the
state’s new top attorney has the highest degree of integrity, widely
respected legal skills and strong leadership qualities.

As a law professor, Nancy is a leading scholar in dispute resolution and
is the Michael E. Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution. She is
the 2008 recipient of the Ohio State Bar Association’s highest honor,
the Bar Medal Award, and the 2007 president of the American Association
of Law Schools. The law school has grown in stature under her direction,
now offering a nationally ranked dispute resolution program, as well as
an exceptionally broad array of clinical programs covering civil and
criminal practice, mediation, legislation, and juvenile law. This fall,
Moritz welcomed its first master of law class of international lawyers,
providing students with expanded opportunities to interact with
practitioners from other countries with differing legal systems.

2 thoughts on “Nancy Rogers, Dean at Moritz College of Law to be Ohio Interim Attorney General”

  1. What a tragedy.

    Not a tragedy, of course, for the people of Ohio, who will have the benefit of Nancy’s wisdom and service.

    Not a tragedy, of course, for the Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University, who have been assured of Nancy’s return.

    This is a tragedy for ADR academics across the country, because we will now be deprived of the opportunity to complain lazily that high-ranking public officials “just don’t understand ADR.”

    Thanks a lot, Nancy.

    Michael Moffitt

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