Director of Public Service & Public Interest Programs
Drinko 140, Public Service Law Center
Cybele Smith, Director of the Public Service Law Center, 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. Cybele counsels students and alumni on how to land and change legal and JD preferred jobs and how to prepare for summer and permanent jobs and interacts with a variety of student groups and public and private sector employers through programming and the annual Government and Non-Profit Opportunity Forum Career Fair held in February.
Cybele has the privilege of serving as the administrator of the Captain Jonathan D. Grassbaugh Veterans Project which helps veterans facing legal issues in the areas of consumer law, landlord-tenant disputes, foreclosures and relief from default judgment. She hires student Fellows and oversees the day to day operations of the Project.
Cybele is currently on the Board of Directors of NALP for the 2013-2015 term, and she has presented at the NALP annual conference and public service Mini-Conferences. She has written 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 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 Committee Member for the Midwest Region during 2008-09. She held a two year term on the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee and more recently she was the recipient of the Recognition of Service Excellence Award for her work with NALP in 2012. In 2012-2013 she served on the 2013 NALP Annual Conference Planning Committee.
Cybele completed a three-year term on the Ohio State University Staff Advisory Committee, and a two-year appointment to the university Government Relations Committee. She has served 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.