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  Winter 2013  
Business offerings continue to expand

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law continued to build on its recent expansion of business law courses and programs in the fall of 2012 with the debut of Law and Capital Markets @ Ohio State.

“We have substantial expertise at Ohio State. It is not just the business faculty, but the tax, commercial, international, legislative, administrative, and dispute resolution faculty,” said Professor Steven M. Davidoff, executive director of the program. “All these areas in some way influence capital markets.”

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Feature Story




Mentoring important to ethics commission chief

After graduating from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 1990, Paul M. Nick wanted to make more than just a paycheck — he wanted to make a difference.

“When I went to law school, I wanted to do more than just join a profession. I wanted to make a difference, either through changing public policy or my role right now in advising public officials and holding those accountable who violate the public trust,” said Nick. “I feel like I’m doing more than just earning a paycheck, I’m making a contribution.”

Nick now serves as the executive director of the Ohio Ethics Commission and a mentor to Columbus students at various levels of education.

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Work with pro athletes led to law school

As a former business owner, 3L Luke Fedlam plans to bring plenty of real life experience to his job in corporate law.

In 2006, Fedlam and a colleague started a sports management firm focusing on wealth and financial management for professional athletes in Miami, Fla.

“We really focused on both wealth and lifestyle management. This included everything from investment management to helping them make large purchases, budgets, tracking their spending, making sure bills were paid,” he said.

Fedlam found that, as a business owner, he was constantly calling on lawyers to assist in all types of athletes’ transactions.

“We brought in lawyers for everything including estate planning, establishing and managing foundations and other philanthropic endeavors, for deal reviews, and for helping these athletes manage the legal side of the businesses that they owned,” he explained. “When I was working with these lawyers I realized that I really liked what they were doing. That’s what led to my decision to go to law school.”

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On Point

Access to Justice faces obstacles amid economic downturn

Attorneys are invited to a free conference later this month at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law where they can earn free CLE credits. “Opening Courtroom Doors: Access to Justice in Ohio” will be held Feb. 22.

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Pension discussion to draw academics, fund managers, advisors

Law and Capital Markets @ Ohio State, a new program at the Moritz College of Law, is hosting a “Roundtable on Public Pension Reform” from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 22.

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Auction to raise money for public interest fellows

This year’s annual Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) Auction is geared toward giving law students who take summer jobs in public interest fields a fellowship of up to $3,500. Featured items at the March 5 fundraiser include a vacation stay in the Moritz family’s South Carolina condo, tickets to sporting events and theme parks, and signed sports memorabilia.

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Symposium to cover ‘Competition and Innovation in the Broadband Age’

Broadband offers extraordinary potential for innovation and, with that, poses key legal and public policy challenges. A March 22 symposium at The Ohio State University seeks to explore this potential as well as its impact on economic competition in three contexts: telecom regulation, cloud computing, and search technology.

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Issues related to business incubators topic of symposium

“Incubators: Function and Future” is the central topic for this year’s Ohio State Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal symposium, scheduled for March 29 at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

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Race Judicata to raise money for Columbus Bar Foundation

The Sixth Annual Race Judicata, a charity 5K run/walk presented by The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Student Bar Association, will be held April 13 at Fred Beekman Park, 2200 Carmack Road. The race will benefit the Columbus Bar Foundation and its many causes.

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Swire to lead Do Not Track mediation efforts

Peter P. Swire, the C. William O’Neill Professor in Law and Judicial Administration, has been named by the World Web Web Consortium (W3C) as a mediator for the international efforts to develop Do Not Track standards.

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3Ls advance to National Moot Court Competition

Three 3Ls from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law will advance to the finals in the National Moot Court Competition in New York City, having successfully won a regional competition held in Detroit last fall.

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Clinic students take home prizes in business competition

Students from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law took top awards in a business project competition hosted by the Fisher College of Business this fall.

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Winners declared in mediation competition

Sixteen teams competed; when it was all over, only two were left standing. These two teams will represent The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in the ABA Representation in Mediation Regional at Faulkner University School of Law in Montgomery, Ala., later this month.

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Classroom Closeup

Lawyers as Leaders grooms next generation to take lead

Class: Lawyers as Leaders; Professor: Garry W. Jenkins

For generations, lawyers and people with legal training have used their skills to reach positions of influence in all spheres of public and private life. Combining readings on leadership theory, simulation exercises, and relying extensively on case studies featuring lawyers who have become succes ...

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