Briefing Room

legislation and the law of political process

Salaam AmirahFeature

Passion, focus, hard work lead alumna to dream career on Capitol Hill

For as long as she can remember, Amirah Salaam ’06 has been fascinated with the political process. Growing up in New Jersey and Virginia, she dreamed of one day working on Capitol Hill. Today, she is living that dream as a lobbyist in Washington, D.C.

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united states capitol feature

New Congressional Conversations initiative kicks off with Portman, Pelosi

The Ohio State University continues its proud heritage of developing future policymakers and legislative leaders with Congressional Conversations, an initiative that brings prominent federal legislators to the university on a regular basis. The inaugural speakers will be U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) April 8, and U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) April 22.

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WilliamsFeature

Alumnus influences national policy concerning access to financial services and products

As legislative director for the National Urban League’s finance and housing division, Kyle R. Williams ’07 works to help change and influence policy to give disadvantaged people living in urban areas better access to financial services and products.

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WalkerDCFeature

Professor Walker consults on federal government report

Professor Christopher Walker served as the academic consultant for the Administrative Conference of the United States on a project exploring the role of federal agencies in the legislative process. In the fall, he released a final report with findings from the study.

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DiazFeature

D.C. Summer Program Helps 2L Find Passion for Telecommunications Law

From the time he was in elementary school, 2L Matt Diaz knew one day he wanted to work in Washington, D.C. This past summer he had the opportunity to venture to the nation’s capital for an externship at the Federal Communications Commission.

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Life as a Public Official: State Representative Michael Stinziano ’07

On Monday, Oct. 5, at 12:10 p.m. in Room 246 State Representative Michael Stinziano ’07 will discuss the day-to-day life of a public official. He will also walk attendees through two policy examples he supported this past year, including an […]

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Moritz Students Gain Valuable Experience Through D.C. Summer Program

From the Federal Communications Commission the White House and beyond, 17 Moritz College of Law students are participating in a variety of prestigious externships in the nation’s capital this summer as part of the Washington D.C., Summer Program.

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john glenn poltics feature

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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downtownFeature

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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richard celesteFeature

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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William M. McCulloch Audiovisual Collection

Civil rights event focuses on McCulloch

On Thursday, Jan. 22, at noon the 50th Anniversary Series: Celebrating the Legacy of the late Congressman William McCulloch ’25 will take place in Saxbe Auditorium. McCulloch played a critical role in the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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aaron ford feature

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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