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Alumni

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Greif trust gives $250K to provide aid for trafficking victims

Some of Ohio’s most vulnerable minors will benefit from free legal services provided through a new public service fellowship at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law funded by a $250,000 grant from the Greif Packaging Charitable Trust.

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Moritz to recognize alumna for pro bono work

Dianna Parker ’05, pro bono coordinator at the Legal Aid Society of Columbus, received the Public Service Award from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law on Oct. 18. The award is given to a graduate whose public interest career exemplifies a commitment to promote and provide access to the legal system.

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Seidt ’98 takes on leadership role

Andrea Seidt ’98, Ohio Securities Commissioner, began a one-year term Tuesday as president of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection. Seidt has served as Commissioner of Securities since 2008.

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Former JAG finds new advocacy role

Jennifer Towell ’00 had no idea that the advocacy skills she developed as a lawyer would eventually be transferred to another cause close to heart. Towell serves on the 2013 board of trustees for the United Disability Services, an organization that grabbed her interest after the birth of her second son, Joey, who has Down syndrome, and as the legal advisor on the board of trustees for Stand Up For Downs.

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Legislator to receive Outstanding Recent Alumna Award

Ohio state Rep. Kathleen Clyde ’08 is serving her second term in the Ohio House of Representatives, where she is working on issues such as creating a uniform, statewide process for dealing with and counting provisional ballots during elections, and co-sponsoring a bill to protect victims of domestic violence.

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International Bridge Builder: Juan Lozada-Leoni ’04

Three years after graduating from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Juan Lozada-Leoni ’04 was exactly who and precisely where he wanted to be. He was a U.S. citizen, specifically an Army JAG Corps officer, traveling over Kuwait in a Lockheed C-130 aircraft to Iraq.

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Former FDIC chairman to receive Distinguished Alumnus Award

William M. Isaac ’69, former chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. under the Carter and Reagan administrations, will be recognized by The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law during a special event Oct. 18 in Columbus.

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Alumnus selected president of Sierra Club

David Scott ’87 brings his passion for environmental activism and fighting climate change to his new role as president of the Sierra Club.

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Drawing on clinic experience in his career

Every time he “walks the triangle” in the courtroom, Avonte Campinha- Bacote ’08 has his Civil Clinic experience from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in his back pocket. That’s where Campinha-Bacote learned to perform one of the [...]

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The Problem-Solver: After selling company to Google, Raj Malik ’98 focuses on next venture

Rebecca Malik had a problem. The online merchant with discerning taste in interior design and home furnishings had products customers wanted to buy on her website, 17thandRiggs.com. She saw the traffic from where they pored over pages of elegant lamps [...]

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Eight More Years: Alumna makes career of advising Ohio’s leaders

Looking out of her corner office window from the 17th floor of the Rhodes Tower in downtown Columbus, Mary Mertz ’02 can see her resume on Capitol Square. She spent eight years in the Rife Building, working for former Lieutenant [...]

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Alumna’s Today Show blog post goes viral

Jennifer Towell ’00 was eloquent, persuasive, and as no-nonsense as any mother can be in her blog post criticizing a segment that recently aired on The Today Show.

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