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public interest law

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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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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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Access to Justice faces obstacles amid economic downturn

On Feb. 22, the Ohio State Law Journal, working collaboratively with the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation (OLAF), The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law’s Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF), and the Moritz Pro Bono Research Group (PBRG), will present “Opening Courtroom Doors: Access to Justice in Ohio,” featuring keynote speaker Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor.

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$27K raised for public interest fellows

Despite a threatening forecast of 6 inches of snow, almost 300 people turned out for the annual Public Interest Law Foundation Auction, raising more than $27,000 to support students engaged in public interest employment over the summer.

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J.D., M.D. give alumnus leg up with startups

With a plethora of legal experience in medicine, Dr. Scott Smith’s pursuit of both law and medical degrees has been worth every penny.

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Law journal to host free conference on Access to Justice

On Feb. 22, the Ohio State Law Journal, working collaboratively with the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation (OLAF), The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law’s Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF), and the Moritz Pro Bono Research Group (PBRG), is pleased to present “Opening Courtroom Doors: Access to Justice in Ohio,” featuring keynote speaker Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor.

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