Graduation may be several months away for 3L Ben Fogle, but he already has his eyes set on a career devoted to public service. He hopes to join the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, or to pursue a career working for state government or the Department of Justice one day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kent Wellington ’91 works to make life better for women living with breast cancer.
Faculty and alumni discuss the importance and success of the Mentoring and More @ Moritz program on its 10th anniversary.
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.