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public interest law

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Kathryn Mayer ’13 uses ADR skills to give voice to those with disabilities

During her time at the Moritz College of Law, Kathryn Mayer ’13 became involved in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program—a decision that would ultimately have a huge impact on the direction her career would take after graduation.

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Career in public service more than a job to Alejandro Cortes ’05

Just six years after graduation, Alejandro Cortes ’05 took on one of the biggest challenges a young lawyer can face – representing the City of Cleveland in matters involving police, fire, E.M.S, and homeland security forces as an assistant director of law.

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Robert Bilott ’90 profiled in New York Times Magazine article

Moritz alumnus Robert Bilott ’90 was the subject of a New York Times Magazine profile, for his work taking on American chemical company DuPont.

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Grassbaugh Veterans Project featured in article

The Grassbaugh Veterans Project, founded by Jenna Grassbaugh ’14 in honor of her late husband Jon, was featured in a recent article in the Fayetteville Observer. Grassbaugh is currently a JAG officer, serving as chief of legal assistance for the 82nd Airborne Division. She founded the project while during her second year of law school at Ohio State.

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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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Doak Finds Home with Habitat for Humanity

Looking back, the path that led Tera Doak ’94 to her current position as associate general counsel for Habitat for Humanity International is clear. While she may not have realized it at first, her passion for helping others and strong background in transactional practice prepared her to step into her role with Habitat for Humanity which partners with people all over the world to help them build or improve a place they can call home.

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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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