July 2012

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Legal skills put to test in military, on campaign trail

Wesley Duncan ’06 has moved out of the “green zone” in Baghdad to the campaign trail in Nevada. Duncan, an attorney at Lee A. Drizin, Chtd. in Las Vegas, who is now running for a Nevada State Assembly seat, served as an active duty Judge Advocate General in the United States Air Force from 2007 to 2011. During that time, he was stationed at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas and was deployed to Baghdad, where he worked at a forward operating base (FOB) that used to be one of Saddam Hussein’s former headquarter buildings. “There I was in full body armor every day, and my side arm was locked, loaded and ready to go,” Duncan said. “Now I go to court – in a suit.” ››Read More

Moritz institute for high-schoolers inspires Florida program

From earning badges as a Girl Scout to earning the President’s Volunteer Service Award as an undergraduate at University of Florida, Roshni Baldeo Phalgoo ’10 has always had a strong commitment to community service. It, however, wasn’t until she attended The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and participated in Columbus’ Law and Leadership Institute, LLC that Phalgoo said she realized she could make a career out of her service. “Service has always been a huge part of my life,” Phalgoo said. “I had always been involved in nonprofit organizations, but I never really understood that I could turn that into a career. I always thought that was just something you do on the side.” ››Read More

Alumnus juggles practice, business, music magazine

A lot of operations take place behind the doors of 207 N. Park Ave. in Fremont, Ohio. Here, Thomas M. Bowlus ’94 heads three businesses. Doubling as an attorney at Bowlus & Murrell, Ltd. and president of Park Avenue Title Agency, Inc. downstairs, Bowlus also switches his title at times to editor-in-chief of his self-founded, quarterly publication Bass Gear Magazine. But if you ask Bowlus what he does for a living, he won’t identify himself by any of those positions. “If people ask me, ‘What do you do?’ Some people will say their immediate answer is: ‘I’m an attorney.’ In all honesty, ‘I’m a bass player’ probably comes to my mind before ‘I’m an attorney,’ ” Bowlus said. ››Read More

Law School News
Ruth Colker

Colker to Head Mini-Seminar on Advanced Education Advocacy and Issue Analysis

A mini-seminar on Advanced Education Advocacy and Issue Analysis is scheduled to be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 19 at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Presented by the Ohio Poverty Law Center, LLC and Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Policy Studies, this mini-seminar aims to evaluate education law practices and enhance advocacy for parents and students in special education cases through focusing on topics such as Child Find, special education evaluations and test results, as well as IEP goal and high quality functional behavior assessments and intervention advocacy. ››Read More

Ahmed ’07 Receives 2012 William Oxley Thompson Alumni Award

Huda Ahmed ’07 was selected as a recipient of the 2012 William Oxley Thompson Alumni Award by the Ohio State University Alumni Association. The award recognizes alumni who are 35 or younger for early career achievement who have demonstrated distinctive achievement in a career, civic involvement, or both. ››Read More
Peter Swire

Swire Testifies on Self-Regulation and Privacy Before Senate Committee

Professor Peter Swire testified at a United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing, led by Sen. Jay Rockefeller and titled “The Need for Privacy Protections: Is Industry Self-Regulation Adequate,” on June 28. ››Read More
Jaci Wilkening

Wilkening '12 Receives 2012 Board of Trustees’ Student Recognition Award

Jaci Wilkening ’12 received the 2012 Board of Trustees’ Student Recognition Award on June 22. Wilkening is a graduate from the University of Notre Dame who studied political science and Russian language and literature. While at Moritz, she was editor-in-chief of the Ohio State Law Journal in her third year, and received the Moritz Leadership Award at Hooding. A Ulysses, Kan.native, Wilkening is planning to join Jones Day’s Cleveland office, where her fiance resides. ››Read More

Reunion Weekend Oct. 5-7

Dress to impress, and then put your Buckeye beads around your neck for The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law’s Homecoming/Reunion Weekend, which is scheduled to be held Oct. 5-7 for the classes of 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, and 2007. ››Read More
   
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Dinsmore & Shohl Student Commons Construction

View this gallery for the most recent pictures of demolotion and constuction in the student locker area. Things are on track! ››View Pictures

Zoo Event

Each summer, things get wild at Moritz! The Columbus Zoo visits faculty and staff at Lou's Cafe. Can you spot your favorite professor and his/her family? ››View Photos
Week in Pictures

Week in Pictures

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Moritz 'On the Record'

Ever pick up the Sunday paper and read a quote by one of your former professors? Check out where Moritz professors were mentioned in the last month. For the most recent appearances, visit the Faculty in the News page.
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Football Tailgates

New season, new coach...same awesome tailgates at Moritz! Join us! ››Visit the Tailgates Webpage

Class Reunions

Class years that end with a 2 or 7 will be celebrating October 5-7. ››Visit the Reunions Webpage
 
Alumni News

Marc S. Blubaugh '97 was elected first vice president of the Transportation Lawyers Association. His one-year term became effective May 2012, and his duties include serving as editor of the association's legal journal, The Transportation Lawyer. Blubaugh is a partner in the litigation practice group and co-chair of transportation and logisitics practice group at Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP in Columbus.

Jennifer R. (Fuller) Asbrock '04 was married to Nicholas S. Asbrock of West Chester, Ohio, on Nov. 19, 2011. Asbrock works as an associate practicing management-side labor and employment law at the Dayton, Ohio, office of Thompson Hine LLP. The Asbrocks are expecting their first child, a baby girl, in late-October.

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