Briefing Room


matt borden feature

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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erika cook feature

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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3L plans to live, work in ‘incredible’ Alaskan culture

When 3L Allen Law, a native of Ashland, Ohio, entered law school, he was pretty sure he wanted to work in public service. But he had no idea that interest would lead him to where he now wants to call home: Alaska. After working two internships in America’s northernmost state, Law fell in love with the culture and now wants to pursue a career there as a prosecutor.

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Students place in AG’s mock trial competition

A team from the Moritz College of Law placed in the inaugural Ohio Attorney General’s Public Service Mock Trial Competition, which was held Nov. 2-3 at the Franklin County Courthouse. The team – comprised of 3Ls Gus Lazares, Natalie McGee, […]

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EBLC client finishes first in business competition

Inland Shrimp, a current client of the Entrepreneurial Business Law Clinic, tied for first in the short-pitch round of the Fish 2.0 business plan competition held recently at Stanford University. 3Ls Alyson Letsky and David N. Sutton are providing legal […]

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carolyn cole featured

Special Education Advocacy sparks student’s interest in law

Some students always envision attending law school. They work tirelessly as undergraduates to build up their GPAs and study endlessly for that daunting LSAT, eventually celebrating their acceptance into law school. For 3L Carolyn Cole, the path wasn’t so straightforward.

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3L featured in November issue of Cosmopolitan magazine

Check out this month’s issue of Cosmopolitan to see Moritz College of Law student Jenna Grassbaugh featured in the magazine’s story on women veterans. In the article, the 29-year-old shared her background on joining the military, including how she met Capt. Jonathan D.Grassbaugh, who she married in 2006. He was killed in action in April 2007, but his legacy thrives at Moritz.

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Moritz a ‘perfect fit’ as 3L prepares for career in business law

Alex Kennedy knew she wanted to work in business, but it wasn’t until she had already launched a professional career that she realized business law was for her. After spending time at Goldman Sachs in London and working for a nonprofit in Africa, she settled on Moritz and is now the editor-in-chief of the Ohio State Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal.

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