Director of Public Service & Public Interest Programs
Phone: (614) 292-7707
Office: Drinko 104B
B.A., The Ohio State University
J.D., Capital University Law School
Cybele Smith currently focuses on advising students who are interested in public interest and government sector jobs, honors programs, and fellowships at the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University. She coordinates the judicial clerkship application process and serves as the LRAP Coordinator.
As an undergraduate, Cybele had the opportunity to work in the OSU Athletic Department as a Student Assistant to Archie Griffin. During law school, she worked full-time for the State of Ohio at the Rehabilitation Services Commission and later at the Ohio Civil Rights Commission as an investigator. While at Capital University Law School, Cybele was involved in several organizations, serving as vice magister of Phi Delta Phi, executive board member of the Student Bar Association, and as a peer advisor for three years.
Upon earning her law degree, Cybele became the Membership Director at the Columbus Bar Association. She has presented at the NALP annual conference and public service Mini-Conferences, and has done book reviews for the NALP publication committee. In 2006 she was the NALP Workgroup Leader planning the NALP/PSLawNet Mini-Conference in Washington, D.C. She recently held the position of Vice Chair for Conference Planning for the 2008 NALP Educational Conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in Spring 2008. Cybele was elected to serve as a NALP Nominating Commitee Member for the Midwest Region during 2008-09. She held a two year term on the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee and most recently she was the recipient of the Recognition of Service Excellence Award for her work with NALP in 2012. In 2012-2013 she is serving on the 2013 NALP Annual Conference Planning Committee.
Cybele completed a three-year term on the University Staff Advisory Committee, and a two-year appointment to the university Government Relations Committee. She serves as a hearing panel volunteer for Ohio State's Office of Student Conduct. Cybele has been involved with the Law and Leadership Institute, a diversity pipeline program for Ohio high school students for the past five years. She has served on the Westerville Uptown Review Board and currently is serving a five year term on the Board of Zoning Appeals in her township.