Briefing Room


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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Legal writing award taking Moritz student to GRAMMYs

Amid all of music’s brightest stars at the Grammys will be one of The Ohio State Moritz College of Law’s students. 3L Matt Borden won’t be performing or taking the stage, but as the winner of a national writing contest, he will make a presentation to entertainment lawyers from around the country and then hit the red carpet.

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Students honored at halftime of Buckeye game

Four students who earned national champion moot court honors were recognized on the court during halftime of the men’s basketball game against Iowa. Students Jim Saywell, Whitney Siehl, Ariel Brough, and Nikki Baszynski were joined by Dean Alan Michaels, Assistant Dean Monte Smith, Associate Dean Chris Fairman, and Moot Court Director Elizabeth Sherowski.

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3L’s interest in criminal law reinforced by Reinberger internship funding

For 3L Morgan Cook, winning a Reinberger Fellowship, funded through Moritz’s Fellowship Program in Public Service Law, meant the opportunity to intern in the Kings County District Attorney’s office in Brooklyn, N.Y. The fellowship, funded by the Reinberger Foundation, allows four Moritz students to work in prosecution offices across the country.

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Students head to Houston for national championship

Three students from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law will take part in the Andrews Kurth National Moot Court Championship. Only 16 schools receive an invitation, based on the performance of their moot court teams the previous academic year. Ohio State’s moot court program is currently ranked no. 12 in the country.

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2L redirects career into estate law

For 2L Erica Cook, law school was a way to rediscover excitement in her career. She was rising through the ranks at Booz Allen Hamilton, contracting to a branch of the Department of Defense located just outside of Washington, D.C. It was her second professional job, and although she enjoyed the experience, she was looking for more.

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Student builds his dreams

As a child, 3L Troy King was always fascinated by houses. His less-than-ideal childhood environment led him to envision nice homes as an escape to a better life. It was that early vision that motivated King to pursue his passion for real estate by establishing his own real estate company in 2004, and subsequently pursuing real estate law with the hopes of improving the lives of others.

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