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2014 Lawrence Competition Winners

3Ls Josh Fravel and Ed Hebb have been named this year’s Lawrence Negotiation Competition winners. They, along with 2Ls Chris Sponseller and Matt Raby, who took second place, will now represent the Moritz College of Law at the ABA Regional Negotiations Competition in November.

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Factor, Fairbanks place second in nation

Second-year students Amy Factor and Madalyn Fairbanks finished second in the National ABA Representation in Mediation Competition held last week in Miami. The team advanced to the national competition after winning their regional competition held in Providence, RI earlier in the winter.

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Team captures victory in corporate moot court competition

3L Jenna Grassbaugh, 2L Ryan Harmanis, and 2L Hunter West were crowned champions of the Ruby Vale Interschool Corporate Moot Court Competition, beating teams from Penn, the University of Florida, William & Mary, and Georgetown along the way.

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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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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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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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Ohio AG sponsors new trial competition

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is sponsoring a Mock Trial Competition open to second- and third-year students at Ohio law schools. The competition will take place Nov. 2-3 at the Franklin County Courthouse. All teams are guaranteed two trials on [...]

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Team finishes as quarter-finalist in National Trial Competition

Gus Lazares and Katie Wallrabenstein, 2Ls at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, finished as quarter-finalists in the 2013 National Trial Competition held April 3-7 in San Antonio.

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Student declared National Best Advocate

Nikki Trautman Baszynski was declared National Best Advocate at the 36th Annual American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition held April 4-6 in Chicago.

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Students win Sutherland Cup, compete across country

Students from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law continue to compete in competitions at home and afar. Last month, they brought honor to the College – and a national championship in the case of one team.

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