Meet the Bloggers – E. Stewart Moritz
E. Stewart Moritz is an Associate Professor of Law at The University of Akron School of Law. He graduated from Yale University in 1990 with a bachelor's degree, cum laude, in physics and spent the following two years as assistant director of Undergraduate Admissions at Yale. Professor Moritz attended Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he received the Founder's Medal for graduating first in his class, was senior articles editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. He then served for one year as a judicial clerk to Chief Judge Gilbert Merritt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Nashville. Following his clerkship, Professor Moritz practiced law for four years in San Francisco at Keker & Van Nest, a firm named the top litigation boutique in the country by The American Lawyer. He taught for one year at the University of Mississippi as a Visiting Professor of Law before beginning at The University of Akron School of Law in 2001 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2005. Professor Moritz was named Akron Law's 2006 Outstanding Professor of the Year. He teaches Legislative Process, Pretrial Advocacy, Contracts, and Sexual Orientation and the Law (team taught). In past years he has taught Corporations, Statutory Interpretation, and Business Organizations. Professor Moritz's research focuses on legislative process and civil procedure. His most recent publication is "Statistical Judo: The Rhetoric Of Senate Inaction In The Judicial Appointment Process," 22 J. L. & Pol. 341 (Fall 2006).