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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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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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Grassbaugh wins diversity award for service to veterans

3L Jenna Grassbaugh was honored with the university’s Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award, which recognizes three to five faculty, students, or staff each year from across the university. Grassbaugh founded the Jonathan D. Grassbaugh Veterans Project in honor of her late husband.

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PILF auction to take over ‘The Shoe’

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law’s annual Public Interest Law Foundation Auction will be held March 6 at Ohio Stadium, and there are hundreds of items upon which to bid.

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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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Program on Law and Leadership welcomes Pelotonia COO

Kelley Griesmer ’93, chief operating officer of Pelotonia, will be the featured speaker at an intimate Conversation Series luncheon hosted by the Program on Law and Leadership on Feb. 4. Griesmer will lead a group of 18-20 students in a discussion titled “Leading the Ride to End Cancer: Lessons from Pelotonia’s COO.” It will take place from 12:10 to 1:15 p.m. at the Barrister Club.

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Multiple events planned on human trafficking week of Jan. 20

A series of initiatives are taking place as part of the first Human Trafficking Awareness Week at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

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3L’s interest in criminal law reinforced by Reinberger internship funding

For 3L Morgan Cook, winning a Reinberger Fellowship, funded through Moritz’s Fellowship Program in Public Service Law, meant the opportunity to intern in the Kings County District Attorney’s office in Brooklyn, N.Y. The fellowship, funded by the Reinberger Foundation, allows four Moritz students to work in prosecution offices across the country.

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3L plans to live, work in ‘incredible’ Alaskan culture

When 3L Allen Law, a native of Ashland, Ohio, entered law school, he was pretty sure he wanted to work in public service. But he had no idea that interest would lead him to where he now wants to call home: Alaska. After working two internships in America’s northernmost state, Law fell in love with the culture and now wants to pursue a career there as a prosecutor.

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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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Student, donor, inspiration: Jenna Grassbaugh’s on a mission to help fellow veterans

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.

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Access Crisis: Ohio and other states struggle to provide liberty and justice for all

In a courtroom right now, a young father is fighting for visitation rights for his child. He is unrepresented and, when called to order, merely stands before the court and says, “I want to be able to visit with my [...]

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