Briefing Room

Students

Cristina Nieves feature

3L has impact in immigration cases

A handmade poster, embellished with glitter-crafted flowers and a note in Spanish, hung on one of office walls that surrounded Cristina Nieves this summer. While the wall décor brightened up the room, it also served as a reminder of the dark road taken by the woman who fashioned the thank-you gift for the 3L.

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SBA president puts greater emphasis on networking, communication

“My expectations are that we have a lot of really great resources and a lot of support from the faculty. We have a lot of competent and motivated student body senators. We have the talent, and we have the resources to do some great things. That’s already starting to take some action, and I’m really excited for the rest of the year.”

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Students make immediate impact in Justice for Children Clinic

“In the first 10 days, eight students have assumed responsibility for a dozen current clinic clients and have accepted five new clients. Six students already have already appeared in court,” reported Kimberly Jordan, director of the Justice for Children Program.

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3L’s summer busy following SCOTUS decision

When the United States Supreme Court ruled on Shelby County v. Holder on June 25, the decision affected more than the voting rights of multiple jurisdictions in the U.S. It also shifted most of the summer interns’ caseloads at the Campaign Legal Center in Washington, D.C.

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Summer program fosters female presence in politics, leadership roles

Every summer, women studying at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law have the opportunity to attend the weeklong NEW Leadership Institute, which aims to energize women and encourage their involvement in leadership and politics.

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Summer internship deepens ‘obsession’ for 3L

Flipping through more than 350 pages of decisions and listening to more than a day’s worth of testimonies as part of an internship could be dreary for some law students. But for 3L Emily Dunlap, the paper cuts and courtroom jargon deepened her “obsession” with immigration law.

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Wright wins ABA writing award

Sean Wright ’13 won the ABA Environmental Justice Essay Competition with his essay Good Fences Make Good Neighbors: An Environmental Justice Framework to Protect Beyond Reservation Borders.

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Student, donor, inspiration: Jenna Grassbaugh’s on a mission to help fellow veterans

Thousands of Ohio veterans and military service members need legal services each year. They return home from tours of duty only to face seemingly insurmountable challenges – foreclosures, mushrooming problems with debt, issues with litigious landlords, and more.

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Exit Interview: Alyssa Staudinger ’13 a new DA in Sin City

Alyssa Staudinger ’13 will be heading to the Nevada desert to work as a deputy district attorney in the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office, which covers Las Vegas. After entering law school unsure of what she wanted to do, Staudinger has [...]

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Exit Interview: Tim Watson ’13 headed to Silicon Valley

For Tim Watson ’13, the battle of smartphones and other electronic devices is much deeper than photo quality, download speeds, and app availability. Watson is moving to Silicon Valley to work in intellectual property and patent litigation for Alston & [...]

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Exit Interview: Christina Karam ’13 judcial clerk

The career of Christina Karam ’13 was put on a trajectory one day when she sat in the William B. Saxbe Law Auditorium as a 1L listening to a judge speak from the podium. “He wasn’t even talking about clerkships, [...]

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Exit Interview: Amanda Parker ’13 new corporate fellow

In May, Amanda Parker ’13 graduated with two degrees from Ohio State – her J.D. and an M.B.A. It took her four years, and she mastered parking on both ends of campus while shuttling between classes as well as very [...]

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