News - Capital University Law School

March 2019

Dan Kobil
Professor Dan Kobil’s op-ed article, “Unfree speech as envisioned by Justice Clarence Thomas,” was published in the March 11, 2019, Columbus Dispatch. In his column, the constitutional law professor addresses an opinion written by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as part of the dismissal of a defamation case. Professor Kobil said Thomas’ argument “reveals a willingness to reconsider whether the First Amendment would allow the government to jail those who criticize public officials.”

Halle Hara TN
Professor Halle Hara presented at the 7th Annual Southwest Consortium of Academic Support Professionals Conference held March 8, 2019 at St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. Professor Hara’s talk, “All for One: Increasing Connectivity to Support the Whole Law Student,” showcased the Student Success Committee, which is being piloted at Capital University Law School. The committee is designed to identify and address non-academic barriers to academic success, which may include everything from financial insecurity to attendance issues to undiagnosed learning differences. The theme of the conference was “Collaboration: Rowing Together in the Same Boat.”

February 2019

Mark Brown TN
Newton D. Baker/Baker and Hostetler Chair of Law Mark R. Brown shared a historical perspective on presidential declarations of national emergencies in a February 15, 2019, interview with WBNS-10TV. Brown also addressed the constitutionality of such actions and the potential for legal recourse.

September 2018

Kobil, Dan
On September 6, 2018, Professor Dan Kobil was interviewed on a Columbus, Ohio cable news program regarding the constitutional issues surrounding the proposed relocation of the Columbus Crew professional soccer team. See this interview on Spectrum Cable’s program, “In Focus."