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legal writing


Moritz 3Ls Serve As Legal Writing Fellows

In the fall, LL.M. students take LL.M. Legal Writing, a course designed to provide them with a strong foundation in U.S. legal writing. This year, Moritz pioneered a new model for the program adding five 3L legal writing fellows to serve as resources for the LL.M. students.

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Alumnus named winner of U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association’s writing competition

Matthew Borden ’14 has been named the winner of the 2013-2014 U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association’s Board of Governors’ annual Law Student Writing Competition.

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Summer internship puts 1L’s legal writing skills to the test

Mandi Grandjean ’16 worked as a legal intern at the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s office this summer, where she spent her days researching and writing motions on behalf of the state of Ohio.

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New law library director joins Moritz faculty

The library at the Moritz College of Law is the largest law library in the state of Ohio and houses one of the largest law school library collections in the United States, making it an invaluable resource for students, professors, researchers, attorneys, judges, officials, and citizens of Ohio. This summer, one of Ohio State’s own – Sara Sampson ’97 – has taken the helm.

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Note on drone surveillance wins Burton Award

In a recent ceremony at the Library of Congress, Jonathan Olivito ’14 received recognition for a note he published in the Ohio State Law Journal, entitled “Beyond the Fourth Amendment: Limiting Drone Surveillance Through the Constitutional Right to Informational Privacy.”

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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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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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Journal editors named for 2013-14

Five members of the Class of 2014 will lead The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law’s student-run journals in the coming academic year.

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‘Best Oralist’ declared in 21st Herman Moot Court Competition

The 21st Annual Herman Moot Court Competition concluded Thursday with oral arguments in the William B. Saxbe Law Auditorium before a panel of four distinguished judges and practitioners.

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3L wins ABA writing competition

3L Dylan Borchers is the winner of the 2012 K. William Kolbe Writing Competition, sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law.

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Moritz students work on Supreme Court amicus brief

Students in Professor Doug Berman’s Sentencing class last semester had a choice at the end of the semester: Take a four-hour exam, or write brief for the U.S. Supreme Court on a case involving juveniles sentenced to life without the [...]

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Recent alumni honored for journal work

Two Class of 2011 graduates recently were recognized by the CPR Institute for academic papers they wrote and published as students at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

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