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Class of 2015 Completes Nearly 11,000 Hours of Pro Bono Work

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law graduating class of 2015 completed nearly 11,000 hours of pro bono work for local, state, and federal agencies over the last three years.

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Moritz Student Named Best Advocate at Criminal Moot Court Competition

3L Zach Neumann was named Best Advocate at the 2015 Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court Competition on March 28.

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Moritz Team Takes Second at Corporate Moot Court Competition

3L Katie Kalbacher, 3L Ryan Edmiston, and 2LSusan Restrepo took second at the 27th annual Ruby R. Vale Interschool Corporate Moot Court Competition on March 15.

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Senator John Glenn to 1L students: “There’s hope for this country yet as long as there are people like you.”

On March 25, Senator John Glenn surprised an informal group of 13 1Ls who have expressed interest in one day possibly working in politics and government, regaling them with a condensed version of his life story, interspersed with nuggets of hard-won wisdom and advice.

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2L’s photography to be exhibited in upcoming installation at Columbus Museum of Art

On Feb. 6 a new exhibit will open at the Columbus Museum of Art, in partnership with the #JJ Instagram Community, entitled #MobilePhotoNow. The collection features the work of 240 mobile photographers from 40 different countries around the globe, including that of 2L Scott Surovjak.

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Externships provide real-world experience for students

“I just felt the gravity of that responsibility. You don’t get to feel that in a law school class. Exams are high pressure, but actually practicing law and having an impact on people’s rights and privileges was something that I only got from that experience.”

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Joint-Degree Program Sets 3L Up for Future Success in Business

3L Drew Danielson is one of a number of students working toward both his J.D. and M.B.A as part of the Moritz Joint-Degree Program. He hopes to one day use them to help businesses and other organizations solve their problems so they can continue to support their customers, employees, and communities.

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ABA Negotiation Competition Results

Two of Moritz’s traveling Moot Court teams recently took a trip to Chicago to compete in the ABA Regional Negotiation Tournament.

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Moritz 3Ls Serve As Legal Writing Fellows

In the fall, LL.M. students take LL.M. Legal Writing, a course designed to provide them with a strong foundation in U.S. legal writing. This year, Moritz pioneered a new model for the program adding five 3L legal writing fellows to serve as resources for the LL.M. students.

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3L Prosecution Clinic Team Wins Assault Case

3Ls Jahan S. Karamali and Kyle Sommerville, students in the Moritz Criminal Prosecution Clinic, won a guilty verdict in an assault case they tried in Delaware County last month – the first trial they had ever handled from start to finish.

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Passion for Writing Leads 2L to Pursue Law Degree

Reading and writing have always been a passion for 2L Andrew Mikac. They inspired him first to share that enthusiasm with students in educationally under-served communities, and now are driving him to pursue a degree in law.

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Q&A with Jason Luebbers ’15

Jason Luebbers ’15 was one of several Moritz law students and alumni who served as legal observers at an Oct. 18 “What is Justice? – Rally at the Statehouse.” The event was organized to protest the absence of an indictment in the Aug. 5 shooting death of John Crawford III by police officers at a Beavercreek, Ohio Wal-Mart.

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