1L Amy Riedel has always felt a strong commitment to community and service. Her time in the Navy and her volunteer work led her to pursue a J.D. in hopes of making a difference in multi-planetary exploration and resource cultivation as the world looks toward the future.
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.
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.
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.
Check out this month’s issue of Cosmopolitan to see Moritz College of Law student Jenna Grassbaugh featured in the magazine’s story on women veterans. In the article, the 29-year-old shared her background on joining the military, including how she met Capt. Jonathan D.Grassbaugh, who she married in 2006. He was killed in action in April 2007, but his legacy thrives at Moritz.
Three years after graduating from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Juan Lozada-Leoni ’04 was exactly who and precisely where he wanted to be. He was a U.S. citizen, specifically an Army JAG Corps officer, traveling over Kuwait in a Lockheed C-130 aircraft to Iraq.
Thousands of Ohio veterans and military service members need legal services each year. They return home from tours of duty only to face seemingly insurmountable challenges – foreclosures, mushrooming problems with debt, issues with litigious landlords, and more.
After serving 11 years as an active duty Marine Corps officer, Melissa Palmisciano ’05 is happy with her decision to transition to civilian life.
John Swords ’06 has a bronze star medal, an award bestowed on soldiers who exhibit meritorious achievement or valor in a combat environment.
For Lt. Ann Tuddenham ’11, law school was part of the plan, and the U.S. Navy is where she found her place.
From courts-martial to civil litigation and from camouflage to a suit and tie, Wesley Duncan ’06 has moved out of the “green zone” in Baghdad to the campaign trail in Nevada.