Briefing Room


Recent alumni honored for journal work

Two Class of 2011 graduates recently were recognized by the CPR Institute for academic papers they wrote and published as students at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

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Answering spiritual call after years of discrimination

From family law attorney to Reconstructionist rabbi, Evette Lutman ’84 has devoted her life to the pursuit of justice on both the legal and moral fronts of public service.

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Alumna balances public interest, industry needs in work

When appointed officials of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have a contested case before them, they turn to Katherine Gross ’08 for help.

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Effects of housing crisis ripple to bench

Judge Peter J. Kontos ’79 has seen society shift and change over his nearly 15 years on the bench in Northeast Ohio.

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Working to be an agent of change

When Cathleen Williams ’95 began noticing that her views and experiences as an African American, single mother were not represented on national television, she knew she wanted to make things happen.

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‘I enjoy giving back’

In committing nearly 30 hours per month to community service work, Shawna L’Italien ’96 says she not only enjoys giving back, but she feels it’s a duty.

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Alumnus finds formula for fascinating practice

Matt Zisk ’97 works with clients in today’s cutting-edge industries: renewable energy, clean technologies, pharmaceutical, and even next-generation fertilizers.

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Protecting, advocating for Ohio’s consumers

Linda Cook ’87 has spent her entire career in legal aid. Now, as a senior attorney with the Ohio Poverty Law Center, she focuses on consumer rights by advocating for change and protection on a statewide level.

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The road less traveled

Henry Schuck, senior vice president of sales and general counsel for DiscoverOrg, has watched the company he helped found in 2007 grow from seven employees to 50 and its revenues skyrocket from $172,000 in 2007 to $2.8 million in 2010.

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Alumnus to compete in ‘toughest footrace on earth’

Richard Davies ’80 is going on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, in part, to raise awareness for Down syndrome.

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Kelley Griesmer ’93 Takes on Cancer as COO of Pelotonia

Kelley Griesmer ’93 is drenched in lime green, from her shirt to her wristwatch to her messenger bag. A stack of posters are tucked under one elbow, as she cradles a smartphone and large caffeinated tea in her hand. Two […]

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Allen Bohnert ’06 wins key death penalty stay

Allen Bohnert ’06 looked up from his desk at the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Ohio to see four grinning externs in his doorway on July 8. “What’s up with all of you guys?” […]

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