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Rising 3L participates in Movement of Black Lives Convening in Cleveland

NPR interviewed rising 3L Ashley Braxton about her participation in the first Movement of Black Lives Convening conference, in Cleveland.

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Soldiers adjust to law school life

At Moritz, there are more than 25 active, reserve, or retired military members among the student body. All Rise detailed their transition from soldiers to law students in its Spring 2015 edition.

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Davies is Recipient of 2015 YWCA Women of Achievement Award

Sharon L. Davies, Gregory H. Williams Chair in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and Director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, is the recipient of a 2015 YWCA Women of Achievement Award, which was established three decades ago to honor female leaders in central Ohio.

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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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National Guardsman makes a difference as Chicago prosecutor

As both a prosecutor in the city of Chicago and a Judge Advocate General in the military, Shariq Kathawala ’08 is using education from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law to serve a larger community. Balancing the two careers can difficult at times, but Kathawala has always felt the need to give back.

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Peace Corps experience provides perspective for 1L

He knows it sounds cliché, but Jeff Bartolozzi sticks to his words. Money isn’t necessary for happiness. If it were, how could chicken farmers living off of about $1,300 a year have any joy? But when Bartolozzi lived in that community, about a half a world away in the Republic of Mali in West Africa, he saw it firsthand.

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Moritz to recognize alumna for pro bono work

Dianna Parker ’05, pro bono coordinator at the Legal Aid Society of Columbus, received the Public Service Award from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law on Oct. 18. The award is given to a graduate whose public interest career exemplifies a commitment to promote and provide access to the legal system.

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3L has impact in immigration cases

A handmade poster, embellished with glitter-crafted flowers and a note in Spanish, hung on one of office walls that surrounded Cristina Nieves this summer. While the wall décor brightened up the room, it also served as a reminder of the dark road taken by the woman who fashioned the thank-you gift for the 3L.

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3L’s summer busy following SCOTUS decision

When the United States Supreme Court ruled on Shelby County v. Holder on June 25, the decision affected more than the voting rights of multiple jurisdictions in the U.S. It also shifted most of the summer interns’ caseloads at the Campaign Legal Center in Washington, D.C.

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Mentoring important to ethics commission chief

After graduating from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 1990, Paul M. Nick wanted to make more than just a paycheck — he wanted to make a difference.

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Alumna works to end poverty in Dayton area

Cherish Cronmiller ’06 was hired under the act, and her career goal aligns with its mission to improve economic stability for Americans.

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Pro bono work leads to Animal Legal Defense Fund award

The Animal Legal Defense Fund conducted an investigation of a poorly-operated animal shelter located in Louisville, Ky., last year.

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