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Civil clinic wins civil rights, torts case

The Moritz Civil Law Clinic won a civil-rights-tort suit against the state of Ohio for an incarcerated client after she alleged the state prison system failed to treat her medical records with care, and as a result, the entire prison learned of her HIV+ status.

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Note on drone surveillance wins Burton Award

In a recent ceremony at the Library of Congress, Jonathan Olivito ’14 received recognition for a note he published in the Ohio State Law Journal, entitled “Beyond the Fourth Amendment: Limiting Drone Surveillance Through the Constitutional Right to Informational Privacy.”

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Grassbaugh Veterans Project wins first major case for local veterans

Moritz students working with the Captain Jonathan D. Grassbaugh Veterans Project won a security deposit back for two Ohio State students and Marine Corps veterans earlier this year after they were unable to get it back from their former landlord on their own.

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Student group named ACS chapter of the year

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law’s chapter of the American Constitution Society (ACS) was named student chapter of the year at the organization’s national convention in Washington, DC last month. It was just one of several awards the chapter won at the event.

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Grassbaugh wins diversity award for service to veterans

3L Jenna Grassbaugh was honored with the university’s Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award, which recognizes three to five faculty, students, or staff each year from across the university. Grassbaugh founded the Jonathan D. Grassbaugh Veterans Project in honor of her late husband.

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Factor, Fairbanks place second in nation

Second-year students Amy Factor and Madalyn Fairbanks finished second in the National ABA Representation in Mediation Competition held last week in Miami. The team advanced to the national competition after winning their regional competition held in Providence, RI earlier in the winter.

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Team captures victory in corporate moot court competition

3L Jenna Grassbaugh, 2L Ryan Harmanis, and 2L Hunter West were crowned champions of the Ruby Vale Interschool Corporate Moot Court Competition, beating teams from Penn, the University of Florida, William & Mary, and Georgetown along the way.

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Froliklong new editor of OSLJ

Jackson Froliklong ’15 was recently named the new editor-in-chief of the Ohio State Law Journal. We asked him 10 questions about the journal, his background, and the meaning of life (well, not really, but we did discover he is the former social chair of the Fleetwood Mac Appreciation Society. True story.)

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Lazares, Wallrabenstein capture regional title

The mock trial team of 3Ls Gus Lazares and Katie Wallrabenstein won the regional round of the National Trial Competition and advanced to the championship round in Austin, Texas. The team competed against 19 other pairs in a weekend-long event that eliminated teams each round until one victorious duo remained.

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3L finds friendship, calling in Short North boutique

Alya Sulaiman walked out of her apartment, across the street, and into a newly-opened boutique called Royal Factory in the Short North, located just south of Ohio State’s campus. She left the shop with a spark of interest that redirected her legal career.

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Moot court team places third in the nation

The moot court program is making room in Drinko Hall for extra hardware after a team of 3Ls returned from the Andrews Kurth National Moot Court Championship with multiple trophies and accolades. Lisa Herman, Colin Kalvas, and Jim Saywell came in second for the “Best Brief Award” and third overall. They started as the 12th seed.

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Peace Corps experience provides perspective for 1L

He knows it sounds cliché, but Jeff Bartolozzi sticks to his words. Money isn’t necessary for happiness. If it were, how could chicken farmers living off of about $1,300 a year have any joy? But when Bartolozzi lived in that community, about a half a world away in the Republic of Mali in West Africa, he saw it firsthand.

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