Growing up in an immigrant community, Professor Amna Akbar says she’s seen what it’s like when there are too few lawyers to represent those in need of legal services. Inspired by the experience, she decided to pursue a career in law– to help ensure legal representation is accessible to all.
Already recognized as a Distinguished University Lecturer and Scholar, Professor Joshua Dressler earned another distinction among The Ohio State University’s academic community – Distinguished University Professor. Dressler was named for his internationally recognized work in the field of criminal law as well as his dedication to students.
As both a prosecutor in the city of Chicago and a Judge Advocate General in the military, Shariq Kathawala ’08 is using education from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law to serve a larger community. Balancing the two careers can difficult at times, but Kathawala has always felt the need to give back.
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.
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.
The Federalist Society will host a polygraph demonstration in the Saxbe Auditorium at 12:10 p.m. Nov. 11.
In a post-9/11 world, debates regarding terrorism often pit civil liberties and national security interests against one another. Patrick Fitzgerald, former U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, will take on this topic during the Bodiker Lecture on October 8 at 12:10 p.m. in the Saxbe Auditorium.
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 [...]
On his way through law school, Branden Albaugh ’13 was able to experience firsthand all three levels of the state judiciary in Ohio. “Being a judge would be my dream job,” Albaugh said. But, before he makes a run for [...]
Dean Alan C. Michaels will moderate a May 23 panel discussion hosted by the Supreme Court of Ohio about the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that guaranteed the availability of counsel for indigent defendants.
Whether she’s in a public defender’s office or standing at the front of a lecture hall – and even when she’s trekking through the Himalayas, developing legal aid offices in Nepal – Priya Lakhi ’99 has consistently centered her career on mentorship.
Professor Douglas Berman is known nationally as an expert on sentencing law, which is precisely why the U.S. Sentencing Commission recently asked him for a favor in the wake of its own website being dismantled by hackers.