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Learning Energy Law from a Panel of Pros

August 27, 2015

Capital recently hosted a robust panel discussion on the changing area of oil and gas law. The panel capped off the week-long Oil and Gas law class, taught by Professor Fenner Stewart, who also led the discussion. The group focused on the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act (“ODMA”), which is the subject of several cases before the Ohio Supreme Court, as well as an article by Professor Stewart which will be published in Capital’s law review.

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Incoming 1Ls, Meet Your Dean: Rachel Janutis

August 24, 2015

Interim Dean and Professor Rachel Janutis grew up in suburban Chicago. After law school she served as a clerk to Judge Harlington Wood, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and practiced with Winston & Strawn in Chicago. She joined the Capital Faculty in 2002 and served as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs from July 2010 to June 2014. When not working, she loves to relax and spend time with her two school-aged daughters.

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A New Year – And an Improved Peer Advisor Program

August 24, 2015

The Law School’s Peer Advisor Program is changing – starting now! And incoming 1Ls are set to receive more interaction with advisors, and more programs and events, than in years past.

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Summer School: Not a Bad Thing

August 24, 2015

For Capital University Law School students interested in the burgeoning field of Energy Law, the recently-completed round of summer intensives provided some high-voltage offerings.

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Incoming 1Ls, Meet Your Professors: Bill Bluth

August 17, 2015

Professor William Bluth began teaching at Capital in 1970 and founded the Law School’s clinical program in 1971. He returned to classroom teaching in 1990.

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Incoming 1Ls, Meet Your Professors: Jeff Ferriell

August 7, 2015

Professor Jeff Ferriell joined the Faculty at Capital in 1987 after teaching for eight years at other law schools in Ohio and elsewhere. He is an author of two law school hornbooks: “Understanding Contracts” (3d ed., 2014) and “Understanding Bankruptcy” (3d ed., 2013, with co-author Edward J. Janger). He serves as one of Ohio’s representatives to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. An amateur radio buff (K8ZDA) and avid cyclist, he has participated in the annual Tour of the Scioto River Valley for over 25 years and has gone on numerous cycling vacations in England, France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Austria, and New Zealand.

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Location, Location, Location

August 7, 2015

Where you live, work, and play is important to your happiness. And so is the location of your law school. It’s a good thing that Capital University Law School is in the heart of Columbus, Ohio, the state capital and a great place to live, study, work, and play.

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Incoming 1Ls, Meet Your Professors: Jeff Snapp

July 31, 2015

Professor Jeff Snapp practiced for 15 years before joining Capital full-time in 2005. A former Acting Judge for the Bellefontaine Municipal Court, his practice focused on litigation and the needs of a broad range of individual and business clients. He helped form Habitat for Humanity of Logan County, where he has helped build 25 houses and currently serves as Director. He still lives in Bellefontaine where he tends his hobby farm raising chickens, gardening, and making maple syrup.

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Incoming 1Ls, Meet Your Professors: Melinda Molina

July 24, 2015

Professor Molina enjoys teaching, traveling, and taking her two dogs for walks. She began teaching at Capital in 2010 after completing a fellowship at the Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development at St. John’s University School of Law. Before joining academia, she was an associate in the New York office of Sullivan and Cromwell LLP. Professor Molina serves as the faculty advisor to the Hispanic Law Students Association.

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Incoming 1Ls, Meet Your Professors: Dennis Hirsch

July 17, 2015

Professor Dennis Hirsch is a native New Yorker (born and raised in Manhattan). He is married to Suzanne Goldsmith-Hirsch, a writer, and they have two teenaged children. A dedicated runner and fitness addict, Prof. Hirsch greatly enjoys music, particularly Jazz and Americana.

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