Alumni from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law hit the campaign trial this fall for a number of elected positions ranging from governor of Nevada to Ohio Supreme Court justice.
Students from all over the world attend the Moritz Master of Laws (LL.M.) program to deepen their knowledge of U.S. Law and legal systems. While many return home upon graduation, some decide to stay in the U.S. to gain work experience.
Matthew Borden ’14 has been named the winner of the 2013-2014 U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association’s Board of Governors’ annual Law Student Writing Competition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”