Briefing Room



Modern Family: Alumna finds her passion in helping Ohio’s LGBTQ youth

All Rise profiled alumna Siobhan Boyd-Nelson ’05, who works as Kaleidoscope Youth Center’s development and marketing associate, in its Spring 2015 edition.

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Beyond the glass ceiling

For All Rise, we talked to seven female graduates, who practice various types of law, about the obstacles they have overcome to make it to the top of their chosen fields.

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Alumnus Named Next OSBA President

Ronald S. Kopp ’79 was named the Ohio State Bar Association’s president-elect at the organization’s annual convention in Sandusky earlier this month.

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Alumnus Named 2015 OSBA Eugene R. Weir Award Recipient

The Ohio State Bar Association has named Geoffrey Stern ’68 the winner of the 2015 Eugene R. Weir Award for Ethics and Professionalism.

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Alumna Wins Prestigious ABI Annual Service Award

Michelle M. Harner ’95 was recently presented with the American Bankruptcy Institute’s most prestigious award: The ABI Annual Service Award.

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Senator John Glenn to 1L students: “There’s hope for this country yet as long as there are people like you.”

On March 25, Senator John Glenn surprised an informal group of 13 1Ls who have expressed interest in one day possibly working in politics and government, regaling them with a condensed version of his life story, interspersed with nuggets of hard-won wisdom and advice.

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Garry W. Jenkins Invested as John C. Elam/Vorys Sater Professor of Law

On February 12, 2015, Professor Garry W. Jenkins, associate dean for academic affairs, was awarded the John C. Elam/Vorys Sater Professor of Law in a ceremony at the Barrister Club.

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Former Columbus mayor and alumnus dies

Former Columbus Mayor Dana G. “Buck” Rinehart ’73 passed away on Feb. 18 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 68. Rinehart held office from 1984 to 1991, a time of dramatic growth for the city of Columbus.

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Voting Rights Act at 50

Fifty years have passed since the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law. To celebrate, Pam Karlan, deputy assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, will address its history, legacy, and future.

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Richard F. Celeste, Former U.S. Ambassador to India & Governor of Ohio

Moritz will welcome former U.S. Ambassador to India and Governor of Ohio Richard F. Celeste on Feb. 3. Celeste will discuss his experiences as a public servant and why it is as important as ever that more motivated young people stay engaged in local, state, and national government.

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Davies is Recipient of 2015 YWCA Women of Achievement Award

Sharon L. Davies, Gregory H. Williams Chair in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and Director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, is the recipient of a 2015 YWCA Women of Achievement Award, which was established three decades ago to honor female leaders in central Ohio.

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Nevada State Senator Chosen as New Senate Minority Leader

Alumnus and Nev. State Senator Aaron Ford ’01 was recently elected senate minority leader of the Nevada Senate for the 2015 legislative session.

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