Briefing Room

public service

Amber Zibritosky

Alumna leads northeast Ohio city as law director

When Amber Zibritosky ’10 first pictured what a career in public service would look like, running for an elected position in a town of 35,000 people wasn’t quite what she had imagined. Now as law director of the city of Stow, she said the experience has been a rewarding one.

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Inside the boardroom

Alec Wightman ’75 found a way to combine his passion for complex business deals and giving back by developing a niche practice of assisting public companies in evaluating board effectiveness.

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2016 Alumni Award winners

The Moritz College of Law Alumni Awards recognize alumni working on important social issues, breaking new paths in their fields, and giving back to their communities. This year’s winners were announced at the annual reunion cocktail reception at the Columbus Museum of Art.

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2016 public service fellows named

The Moritz College of Law is home to multiple post-graduate public service fellowships, which place recent graduates in nonprofit positions where they begin their careers in the public sector.

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New legal self-help resource center opens for litigants in Franklin County

The Franklin County Municipal Court and The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law have opened the Franklin County Municipal Court Self-Help Resource Center, which assists litigants who are representing themselves in court navigate the legal system.

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Moving on

Heather Kimmel ’06 always wanted to use her legal skills to help others. Little did she know she would one day have the opportunity to play a large part in helping two women held captive for a decade in a Cleveland area home rebuild their lives after their escape.

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Passion, focus, hard work lead alumna to dream career on Capitol Hill

For as long as she can remember, Amirah Salaam ’06 has been fascinated with the political process. Growing up in New Jersey and Virginia, she dreamed of one day working on Capitol Hill. Today, she is living that dream as a lobbyist in Washington, D.C.

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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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Putting fun on the calendar

Kent Wellington ’91 works to make life better for women living with breast cancer.

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Mentoring & More celebrates 10th anniversary: Professional mentors are an invaluable resource to students

Faculty and alumni discuss the importance and success of the Mentoring and More @ Moritz program on its 10th anniversary.

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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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Senator John Glenn to 1L students: “There’s hope for this country yet as long as there are people like you.”

On March 25, Senator John Glenn surprised an informal group of 13 1Ls who have expressed interest in one day possibly working in politics and government, regaling them with a condensed version of his life story, interspersed with nuggets of hard-won wisdom and advice.

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