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Events This Week

  • Fall OCI and NLSC Training

    March 20 and 21, 12:10-1, Drinko 348
    1Ls (and 2Ls who have not participated previously): Come learn the process for Fall OCI and NLSC, including the ways that they differ from Spring OCI. Both sessions will cover the same information, please choose one to attend. Remember to bring your BuckeyeID to swipe in for attendance.

Upcoming Career Events

  • Hooding Fair

    March 26, 12-4, Student Commons (locker area)
    Graduating 3Ls: Please come to the Hooding Fair to complete all required forms, enter a raffle for a free cap and gown, get your alumni gift and enjoy a yummy piece of cake. You can vote for the three class  awards:
    • Morgan E. Shipman Outstanding Faculty Award
    • Outstanding Staff Award
    • 3L Award -Christopher M. Fairman Humanitarian Award will be presented annually to a student who best exemplifies Professor Fairman’s acceptance of individual difference and support of free expression as an essential part of a strong and inclusive community.
      We look forward to seeing you there!
  • Learn How to Get an Interview and Land a Job in the New York Legal Market

    March 27, 12:10-1, Drinko 250
    Come hear from two Moritz alumni, Stephen Salley’09 (partner) and Jackson Frkilong’15 (associate) from Sullivan & Cromwell about why you should consider working at a New York law firm and how to successfully land a job.


  • Symplicity is Seeking Paid Student Advisors

    To build student feedback into their software development process, Symplicity is seeking creative individuals who are passionate about innovation, from schools who use Symplicity products, to apply for their Student Advisory Group. The group is comprised of 20+ students from institutions all over the world. As advisors to the company, students will be asked to participate in six virtual meetings each year (only a laptop and an internet connection is required), and will be compensated with a $25 Amazon gift card for each meeting attended. It is a great way to provide input on a product used by our institution, help build an awesome student user experience for all students, and interact with peers from all over the world. To apply: The application deadline is March 22nd.
  • Ohio State Bar Association Scholarship Announcement

    The Ohio State Bar Association Real Property Law Section Council is the governing body of the OSBA’s Real Property Law Section and is comprised of 40 or so real property practitioners from across the state.  The forty members of the Council represent a wide array of experience (real property development, leasing, finance, title, acquisitions and dispositions, etc.). The Council performs various tasks, including drafting new legislation; supporting or opposing proposed legislation relating to real property rights; updating the Ohio Title Standards; and offering educational programs and the like. Since 2015, the Council funds and awards up to five, $2,500 scholarships each year.   In addition to the monetary award, students are invited to be a non-voting member on the Council which offers them an opportunity to interact with and be mentored by members of the Council.  In addition to assisting law students with the cost of school, the scholarship is designed to encourage students to consider a career in real property law. This year, the Council is taking active steps to reach out to law students, talk with them about careers in real property law, inform them of the OSBA Real Property Law Section Scholarship and how to apply, and to encourage their studies.  They plan to meet with students at all nine law schools before the end of March!  If you are interested, be on the lookout for more information in future bulletins. The link to the scholarship application and additional details can be found here:
  • 2018-2019 Board Fellows Program

    If you were unable to attend last week’s informational session for next year’s Moritz Board Fellows Program, it is not too late to apply! The Board Fellows program is a unique opportunity for 2Ls and 3Ls to get an inside view of how nonprofit boards operate, meet attorneys and network with other professionals and community leaders, contribute to the board’s mission, and enhance your leadership and law-related skills! For your information, linked below please find an informational sheet and an application for the 2018-2019 academic year. I hope that you will think about the types of organizations whose missions you feel passionate about and that you will apply! Though we cannot match every student with their specific board of interest, we give great thought and consideration to matching you with a board that will be a good fit for you. Applications will be considered in the order they are received. In addition, here is a description of the process:
    • You will need to submit your application by April 2;
    • We will be confirming which boards are participating throughout the spring and summer;
    • Students will be matched with boards by the start of classes in the fall and will be assigned a mentor on the board for training and supervision;
    • Lori Serpico will then meet with each of you, individually, to let you know which board you are matched with and the next steps!
    Application Information
  • Ohio State Bar Association Ambassador Program

    Our upcoming Environmental Law Seminar is piloting a new Ambassador Program.  More details can be found below and on the brochure. This is a great way for students interested in environmental or energy law to meet a mentor and have a partner throughout this conference.  It’s April 12th and 13th – not ideal with finals, but even if there is a seminar or two of interest, it would be a good use of time.  As always, free for students.  If anyone is interested, they can email Betsy Smith in our member services department at (and please forward this email when registering).

News from the Public Service Law Center

  • Apply to be a Grassbaugh Fellow

    The Grassbaugh Veterans Project is currently taking applications for the 2018-2019 school year with options to work over the summer.  We are looking for 2 and 3Ls to join the team. You can find the job description in Symplicity as posting #21800 and pay is $10 per hour for first year Fellows, or you can count hours toward the PSF designation at Hooding.  Here is what a few GVP Fellows had to say about their experiences working for the project:
    “Working for Grassbaugh provides first-hand experience helping real people with real problems. Being able to communicate directly with clients, case plan with supervising attorneys and other fellows, and implement those plans to come to resolutions for clients who had no other means to get the help they needed has been the most rewarding part of my law school career.” Kelsey K. Class of 2018
    “The Grassbaugh Veterans Project provided me with practical experience in civil procedure, client communication, and legal writing. I had the opportunity to meet with clients, take part in court proceedings, and write motions while under the supervision of a licensed attorney. GVP was an excellent way to put the information I was learning in classes into practice while making a difference to an underserved portion of the community.” Kelsey M. Class of 2018 Applications are due March 23, 2018 and interviews will begin shortly thereafter.  Questions?  See Cybele Smith in room 140 Drinko.
  • Pro Bono Hours Due March 30th!

    Attention 3Ls:  Pro bono hours for the Public Service Fellow designation at graduation are due March 30, 2018 and can be added in Symplicity. Info is available on the announcements page of Symplicity.  If your hours are not in by that date you will not be honored at honors convocation and your name will not be in the Hooding program, so don’t delay! If you earned hours on Exec Board of a public service student group, please list your President as the supervisor and they can confirm hours. If your VITA or other hours go beyond March 30, please estimate hours and add them in by the deadline. Direct questions to Cybele and congrats, you are almost done!
  • Women Lawyers of Franklin County Free Networking Event “Bridging the Gap”

    April 6, 6-8pm, Trism Eatery and Bar
    Please join us for an evening of networking and celebrating diversity in the practice of law. The intent is to provide information and connections between organizations and interested participants to help “bridge the gap” between law school and the practice of law.  It will be a rare opportunity for law students from all backgrounds to connect with attorneys who are able to support and mentor them through law school and into the profession. This event is open to law students at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and Capital University Law School and practicing attorneys that are interested in encouraging diversity in the legal profession, including, but not limited to, members of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association, John Mercer Langston Bar Association, The Hispanic National Bar Association Region X, Women Lawyers of Franklin County, and the LGBT Committee of the Columbus Bar Association. RSVP: Please RSVP to
  • Peggy Browning Fund

    Two New Funded 2018 Summer Fellowships Available
    • Construction and General Laborers’ District Council of Chicago & Vicinity
    • SEIU Healthcare 1199NW - Seattle, WA area
    Still Accepting Applications
    • National Day Laborer Organizing Network – Los Angeles, CA
    • Service Employees International Union (SEIU) – Washington, DC – 2Ls only
    Students who previously submitted the maximum number of applications are eligible to apply for these new fellowships. Peggy Browning Alumni are eligible to re-apply. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Don’t delay – We expect these organizations to interview quickly. Information available at
  • State of Ohio Government Public Service Career Fair

    April 7, 10am-2pm  


Making Friends in Non-Legal Fields

Watch this Lawcountability webinar to learn how to research local leadership programs to meet colleagues in non-legal fields.

Please click here to watch it online, download our iOS app to watch it on your iPhone, or simply click here to play the video


Spring OCI Session II starts this week! Remember to be prepared and on time for your interviews.

Job Spotlight

1L, 2L: Summer Intern
GBQ Partners
Columbus, OH
Deadline: March 23
Symplicity ID: 21826

1L, 2L: Law Clerk
Cleveland Metroparks
Cleveland, OH
Deadline: March 23
Symplicity ID: 21846

2L: Law Clerk
Karr & Sherman
Columbus, OH
Deadline: April 30
Symplicity ID: 20979

2L: Law Clerk
The Cincinnati Insurance Company
Columbus, OH
Deadline: March 29
Symplicity ID: 21867

3L: Staff Attorney
Minnesota Disability Law Center
Minneapolis, MN
Deadline: April 14
Symplicity ID: 21848

Professional Tip

“Professional communications are easy for the recipient to understand. Whether you are applying for a position, asking for an informational interview, or completing a work assignment, take care to make sure the recipient of your communication will understand your purpose and point without doing too many mental gymnastics. In other words: make the subject line of an email specific and useful; identify the purpose of your document in the first few sentences; use visual cues like headings to help your reader navigate a longer document.”

-Anne Ralph, Associate Clinical Professor

Did You Know?

…We often post scholarships and writing contests on Symplicity? Simply navigate to the CSM Jobs Tab, select Advanced Search, and under Position Type select Scholarship/Contest to view current listings.

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