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Moritz celebrates anniversary of Civil Rights Act

Fifty years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law, the topic of race relations remains at the forefront of our cultural conversation. On Sept. 15, Moritz will host “The Civil Rights Act at 50: Celebrating Its Legacy, Recognizing the Challenges Ahead.”

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Events

Law School Republicans Introductory Meeting

There will be an informational meeting for students interested in getting involved with the Law School Republicans on Friday, Sept. 12, from 12:10 – 1:15 p.m. in Room 250.

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Election Law @ Moritz, Meet and Greet

Meet the faculty of Election Law @ Moritz and learn about 2014 election season activities and how to get involved during a meet and greet event on Friday, Sept. 12, from 12:10 – 1 p.m. in Room 244.

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Students

Summer internship puts 1L’s legal writing skills to the test

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Mandi Grandjean ’16 worked as a legal intern at the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s office this summer, where she spent her days researching and writing motions on behalf of the state of Ohio.

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Civil clinic wins civil rights, torts case

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The Moritz Civil Law Clinic won a civil-rights-tort suit against the state of Ohio for an incarcerated client after she alleged the state prison system failed to treat her medical records with care, and as a result, the entire prison learned of her HIV+ status.

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Faculty

Kaminski writes for New York Daily News

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Assistant Professor of Law Margot E. Kaminski wrote an op-ed for New York Daily News on why the Supreme Court has consistently protected anonymous speech.

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Colker appointed as disability expert on consent decree between U.S. Dept. of Justice and Law School Admissions Council

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Ruth Colker was appointed to serve as a disability expert on the consent decree between the U.S. Department of Justice and the Law School Admissions Council. She is tasked with helping them develop “best practices” for administering the LSAT.

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Alumni

Alumnus hits high notes with entertainment, IP practice

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Leon Bass ’98 was hopeful he was headed for a career as a musician while playing in a band in college, but when things didn’t go as planned, he decided to find a new way to appreciate his passion for music.

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National Guardsman makes a difference as Chicago prosecutor

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As both a prosecutor in the city of Chicago and a Judge Advocate General in the military, Shariq Kathawala ’08 is using education from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law to serve a larger community. Balancing the two careers can difficult at times, but Kathawala has always felt the need to give back.

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