Hall of Honor Past Recipients


  • Esther L. Brocker, L'26Esther H. Brocker, L'26
    Trail blazer, leader
    Inducted 2012

    The path Esther H. Brocker, L’26, created while working to become the Law School’s first female graduate started in Lancaster, Ohio, in the 1920s and was built commuting back and forth to Columbus, three nights a week, over a four-year period. It was followed by a lengthy legal career that extended well into her 80s.

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    John W. McCormacThe Hon. John W. McCormac
    Franklin University Law School, 1961
    Law School Dean, 1966-71
    Honorary Doctor of Laws, Capital University, 1986
    Inducted 2012

    John W. McCormac came from humble beginnings to become one of the most influential people in the history of Capital University Law School.

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    Jean A. MortlandJean A. Mortland
    B.S., The Ohio State University, 1952
    J.D., Franklin University Law School, 1964
    LL.M., New York University, 1969
    Inducted 2012

    Professor Emerita Jean A. Mortland is remembered as much for her reputation within the national and regional legal community as she is for her work in the classroom.

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    John SullivanProfessor Emeritus John E. Sullivan
    Acting Dean 1959-60; Academic Dean, 1965-66
    Inducted 2011

    For 35 years Professor Emeritus John Edward Sullivan was a dedicated teacher and scholar who joined the Law School faculty in 1953, teaching criminal law, tort and consumer law. 

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    Ralph KlappRalph H. Klapp
    Dean Emeritus, 1935-51, 1960-65
    Inducted 2011
    Although he was running a private practice, Ralph H. Klapp fell in love with the Law School and with teaching after he became a lecturer for the Columbus College of Law in 1931.

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    Bob WeilerRobert J. Weiler, Ph.D.
    Capital University Board of Trustees member, chair
    Capital University Law School Board of Counselors member
    Inducted 2011
    Robert J. Weiler has been a close friend of the Law School since starting here as a student in 1979. 

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    Josiah BlackmoreJosiah H. Blackmore II
    Capital University President, 1988-98
    Law School Dean, 1980-88; Acting dean 1979-80
    Professor Emeritus
    Inducted 2011
    Josiah H. Blackmore’s influence in the history and continued viability of the Law School should not be underestimated.

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    David D WhiteDavid D. White
    Trail blazer, mentor and community leader
    Inducted 2011
    David D. White was Capital University Law School’s first African-American graduate and was an influential figure in the Central Ohio legal community his entire professional career. 

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