Briefing Room

public interest law


Alumna works to protect Ohioans as senior assistant attorney general

On Angela Sullivan ’02’s first day of law school, a faculty member imparted these words of wisdom. “They said, ‘Look around you. Some of these people will be judges who you appear before. Some of them will be opposing counsel. Some of them, you will work with, or for. And your reputation starts today.’”

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Class of 2015 Completes Nearly 11,000 Hours of Pro Bono Work

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law graduating class of 2015 completed nearly 11,000 hours of pro bono work for local, state, and federal agencies over the last three years.

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Alumnus Appointed Chairman of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

Andre T. Porter ’05 was recently sworn in as the new chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO).

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Annual PILF Auction hopes to be biggest, most successful yet

The Public Interest Law Foundation’s (PILF) annual auction fundraiser is scheduled for March 5 at 6 p.m. at the Huntington Club in Ohio Stadium. Money raised from this event provides support for law students engaged in public interest and public service legal work.

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Election Day Brings Victories for Many Moritz Alumni

Alumni from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law hit the campaign trial this fall for a number of elected positions ranging from governor of Nevada to Ohio Supreme Court justice.

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Q&A with Jason Luebbers ’15

Jason Luebbers ’15 was one of several Moritz law students and alumni who served as legal observers at an Oct. 18 “What is Justice? – Rally at the Statehouse.” The event was organized to protest the absence of an indictment in the Aug. 5 shooting death of John Crawford III by police officers at a Beavercreek, Ohio Wal-Mart.

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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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