Five members of the Class of 2014 will lead The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law’s student-run journals in the coming academic year.
David Twombly, Ohio State Law Journal
Twombly, a 2L from Hillsborough, N.C., graduated from the University of North Carolina in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in English. Some of his strongest friendships in law school have developed from working on the journal together. Twombly is focused on giving everyone involved in the Ohio State Law Journal an invaluable experience.
“The primary goal of course is to publish important scholarship and turn out an impeccable product. We have an embarrassment of riches in our article-selection and editorial staffs, so I’m confident we will have success on both fronts,” he said.
Clinton Stahler, Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution
Stahler, a 2L from Columbus, Ohio, graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in professional aeronautics. He hopes to continue the journal’s reputation of being a top-ranked publication and publish “the finest issues of JDR to date.”
“JDR is a preeminent scholarly publication in this area. It is truly an honor to be part such a great journal and an even greater honor to serve as its editor-in-chief,” he said.
Hari Sathappan,Ohio State Journal on Criminal Law
Sathappan, a 2L from Columbus, Ohio, graduated from Northwestern University in 2009 with bachelor’s degrees in biological science and creative writing. Sathappan hopes to promote the journal’s blog, giving students more opportunities to have their work published.
“I want to foster even greater communication between the editors and our amazing faculty advisors, our preeminent authors, and practicing attorneys,” he said.
George Murray, I/S: A Journal on Law and Policy for the Information Society
Murray, a 2L from Hudson, Ohio, graduated from The Ohio State University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He is looking forward to preparing for the journal’s 10th anniversary symposium. Murray’s involvement with the journal stems from his fascination with technology and the legal issues that result.
“We have set a goal of moving our journal to a completely paperless production – minus the final hard copy publications, of course. By next year we want a fully paperless system in place for the future members of our journal to inherit and benefit from,” he said.
Alexandra Kennedy, Ohio State Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal
Kennedy, a 2L from New York, N.Y., graduated from Smith College in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in religious and biblical studies and a certificate in African studies. Prior to attending law school, she worked for a nonprofit organization, Indego Africa, which focused on helping women run their own businesses in Rwanda. Kennedy hopes the journal can offer practical analysis and information of legal issues facing small businesses in the United States.
“Entrepreneurs are changing the world,” she said. “I wanted to be part of an organization that recognized the importance role small and startup businesses play in the economy.”
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