On Tuesday, March 25, Senator John Glenn surprised an informal group of 13 first-year law students 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.
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.
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.
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.
Alumnus and Nev. State Senator Aaron Ford ’01 was recently elected senate minority leader of the Nevada Senate for the 2015 legislative session.
Alumni from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law hit the campaign trial this fall for a number of elected positions ranging from governor of Nevada to Ohio Supreme Court justice.
An interest in immigration law wasn’t something 2L Alex Holtzman simply stumbled upon when he entered law school. The son of an immigrant, Holtzman worked for several community-based organizations, both Ohio and in his home state of Michigan, before heading to D.C. this summer.
Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives William Batchelder ’67, who has more than 40 years of public service to his credit, will visit Ohio State law on April 15.
Aaron D. Ford ’01 is no stranger to balancing the opportunities and challenges that life can bring. After receiving his J.D. and Ph.D. degrees through a joint-degree program, Ford is now a partner at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. in Las Vegas, as well as Nevada State Senator, two experiences he described as both demanding and rewarding.
Unhappy with lawyers’ access to jobs in Congress, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law is working toward a change. Top law graduates compete each year for prestigious judicial clerkships or new attorney positions within the executive branch. Professor Dakota Rudesill pondered: Why are there not similar positions in Congress?
When Hardball with Chris Matthews wanted to examine threats around the nation to voting rights, producers turned toward the expertise of a recent graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.
Professor Ned Foley, director of Election Law @ Moritz, wrote an op-ed in Roll Call recalling an 1877 congressional gridlock and how a speaker of the house went against his party to save the day, and perhaps the country. Foley argues there could be lessons in this historical tale that could help today’s congressional leaders break the impass on the government shutdown and debt ceiling.