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litigation and the judicial process

Asian Moot Court Competition winners features

Goyal, Snow take home moot court awards

2Ls Shalini Goyal and Kyla Snow took second place in the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition Central Regional competition on October 3. The duo won the Best Brief Award in the competition and Goyal was named Best Oralist. The team will advance to the national competition in New Orleans on November 8-9.

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Sandretto Fights For Victims of Domestic Violence

Kathryn Sandretto ’05 knows what it feels like to be hated. As a prosecutor in Lucas County who has devoted the last few years to putting abusers behind bars, she has felt the wrath of both the abusers – and the family members who have suffered at their hands.

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Supreme Court Litigator Carter Phillips Visiting

Carter G. Phillips, a partner at Sidley Austin LLP in Washington, D.C., and graduate of The Ohio State University, will speak on his Supreme Court practice at the Barrister Club on Thursday, Oct. 8, at noon. Phillips has argued over […]

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2015-2016 Supreme Court Roundtable

With certiorari granted to a variety of cases, the new U.S. Supreme Court term is sure to be an interesting one. Join the American Constitution Society and Federalist Society chapters in previewing upcoming cases in front of the Roberts Court […]

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Chamallas cited extensively in lead paint case

Judge Jack B. Weinstein of a New York federal court relied heavily on the research of Professor Martha Chamallas in deciding a recent case involving a young child who was injured by lead paint. The defendant argued damages should be reduced because the child is Hispanic.

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Hemmeter becomes Delaware County’s first female trial-court judge

Marianne Hemmeter ’97 became Delaware County’s first female trial-court judge last month when Ohio Gov. John Kasich appointed her to the Municipal Court bench.

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Stautberg appointed to court of appeals

Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich has appointed Peter J. Stautberg ‘93 to serve on the First District Court of Appeals.

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After 40 years in practice, Woods starts new job as judge

After 40 years spent as a trial lawyer and advocate, the Honorable William H. Woods ’73 began his first term in judicial office last month, taking the bench on the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.

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Judges turn the courtroom into the classroom

Jonathan Peters ’10 describes the quick moves he learned standing before the Honorable Jeffrey Sutton ’90 of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit as a third-year law student.

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Grassbaugh Veterans Project wins first major case for local veterans

Moritz students working with the Captain Jonathan D. Grassbaugh Veterans Project won a security deposit back for two Ohio State students and Marine Corps veterans earlier this year after they were unable to get it back from their former landlord on their own.

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PLL to host three federal judges

On April 2, the Program on Law and Leadership will host “Judges as Leaders: Stories from Behind the Bench” featuring Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Court, Judge R. Guy Cole Jr., and Judge Jeffrey Sutton, both of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

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Lazares, Wallrabenstein capture regional title

The mock trial team of 3Ls Gus Lazares and Katie Wallrabenstein won the regional round of the National Trial Competition and advanced to the championship round in Austin, Texas. The team competed against 19 other pairs in a weekend-long event that eliminated teams each round until one victorious duo remained.

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