Briefing Room


Program helps graduate build unique solo practice

Domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human-trafficking – all are areas many lawyers are hesitant to pursue due to financial constraints, Micaela Deming ’09 says. Perhaps that is why the Columbus attorney’s focused practice developed rapidly. A year after graduating […]

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Judicial Waiting Game

After a statewide selection process, federal review, recommendations by both U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and former U.S. Sen. George Voinovich ’66, and introduction before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Toledo lawyer Jeffrey Helmick ’88 has been nominated as a fed­eral […]

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Baker Hostetler gives $500K for mentoring program

Students enter the dining room at the Barrister Club, scanning the room for familiar faces. Their smiles break wide open as they extend a hand to the lawyers seated at their table. The dining room gets louder with the chatter […]

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Servant The Leader: Brian Sandoval ’89 shares lessons learned during meteoric rise

After the votes were counted and the victory secured, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval ’89 faced a num­ber of daunting challenges: Nevada had the highest unemployment rate in the United States and led the nation in fore­closures. The state’s high school […]

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Partner started career as 3L in energy law

From energy regulatory specialist to corporate transactional attorney, Brian Chisling ’94 is a partner in the corporate department of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.

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Moritz grad, veteran, marathoner focuses work in Brazil

David Wilson ’10 let out a sigh when reminiscing about his time spent with a law firm in São Paulo, Brazil.

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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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