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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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Moot court team places third in the nation

The moot court program is making room in Drinko Hall for extra hardware after a team of 3Ls returned from the Andrews Kurth National Moot Court Championship with multiple trophies and accolades. Lisa Herman, Colin Kalvas, and Jim Saywell came in second for the “Best Brief Award” and third overall. They started as the 12th seed.

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Shuster appointed to court of appeals

Betsy Luper Schuster ’97 has been appointed by Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich to the Tenth District Court of Appeals. She most recently served as chief elections counsel at the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office, and previously served as commissioner for the Ohio Court of Claims Crime Victims Division.

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Students honored at halftime of Buckeye game

Four students who earned national champion moot court honors were recognized on the court during halftime of the men’s basketball game against Iowa. Students Jim Saywell, Whitney Siehl, Ariel Brough, and Nikki Baszynski were joined by Dean Alan Michaels, Assistant Dean Monte Smith, Associate Dean Chris Fairman, and Moot Court Director Elizabeth Sherowski.

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Students head to Houston for national championship

Three students from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law will take part in the Andrews Kurth National Moot Court Championship. Only 16 schools receive an invitation, based on the performance of their moot court teams the previous academic year. Ohio State’s moot court program is currently ranked no. 12 in the country.

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Election 2013 roundup

Alumni from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law hit the campaign trail this fall, running for a variety of different judicial positions. Here is how some of them fared, according to unofficial election results. Jane Ellen Irving ’72 [...]

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Students place in AG’s mock trial competition

A team from the Moritz College of Law placed in the inaugural Ohio Attorney General’s Public Service Mock Trial Competition, which was held Nov. 2-3 at the Franklin County Courthouse. The team – comprised of 3Ls Gus Lazares, Natalie McGee, [...]

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Professors to discuss Supreme Court session

The second annual Supreme Court Roundtable will be held in Oct. 14 at noon at Saxbe Auditorium.

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Exit Interview: Christina Karam ’13 judcial clerk

The career of Christina Karam ’13 was put on a trajectory one day when she sat in the William B. Saxbe Law Auditorium as a 1L listening to a judge speak from the podium. “He wasn’t even talking about clerkships, [...]

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Following her calling: Retired Ohio Supreme Court Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton ’79 prepares for next chapter in advocacy

As a trial judge in Franklin County, Ohio, Evelyn Lundberg Stratton ’79 often stared down from her bench at defendants buckling under the weight of more than just lengthy criminal records. They were dealing with mental health issues that contributed to the [...]

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