Briefing Room

Alumni

aaron ford feature

Nevada state senator balances partnership, family

Aaron D. Ford ’01 is no stranger to balancing the opportunities and challenges that life can bring. After receiving his J.D. and Ph.D. degrees through a joint-degree program, Ford is now a partner at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. in Las Vegas, as well as Nevada State Senator, two experiences he described as both demanding and rewarding.

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Alumna learned legal nuances in Dubai

Sanya Shah ’12 never imagined the valuable insight she would gain working at an international law firm in Dubai. Working in a young legal system not only allowed her to refine her legal expertise, but the experience also developed global skills that will help her in future endeavors.

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2008 graduate shares expertise with MSNBC’s Hardball

When Hardball with Chris Matthews wanted to examine threats around the nation to voting rights, producers turned toward the expertise of a recent graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

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Shuster appointed to court of appeals

Betsy Luper Schuster ’97 has been appointed by Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich to the Tenth District Court of Appeals. She most recently served as chief elections counsel at the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office, and previously served as commissioner for the Ohio Court of Claims Crime Victims Division.

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Professor, alumna tapped for state committees

Moritz College of Law Professor Terri Enns ’96 has been named to the advisory committee of the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway (OHLEG), and Mary Mertz ’02 has been named to its steering committee. OHLEG is a “one-stop shop for Ohio law enforcement agencies to access a variety of databases and information,” Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said.

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Alumnus, wife finalists in NFL contest

Bill Oldach ’90, a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, and his wife, Julie, are finalists in the NFL contest “Together We Make Football.” The couple met at a Baltimore Ravens game in 1996, and Julie submitted a video telling the story of how they met. Their video has launched them into the Top 10 finalists. Voting is through Dec. 23.

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Moritz grad uses technological expertise as IP attorney

While an undergraduate student majoring in computer science at the University of Rochester, David Easwaran ’07 knew he was interested in technology. Through a minor in political science, he discovered he had an interest in law as well. “I decided to go to law school to try to put these two interests together,” he said. “It seems like something that not a lot of people do, and that’s how I started down the path of becoming a patent attorney.”

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Election 2013 roundup

Alumni from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law hit the campaign trail this fall, running for a variety of different judicial positions. Here is how some of them fared, according to unofficial election results. Jane Ellen Irving ’72 […]

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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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