Eight Project Research Assistants Graduate from Moritz Law Today!

Congratulations to eight wonderful research assistants who supported the Divided Community Project during their tenure as law students at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Moritz’s hooding ceremony takes place today at Ohio State’s Mershon Auditorium.

The featured photo (above) features DCP steering committee member Nancy Rogers and her dispute systems design workshop.  Rogers’ class was instrumental in developing the foundation for the project’s newest report, Divided Communities and Social Media.  

Ben Cahn, Jennifer MensahBrooks Boron and Robby Southers (all part of the featured photo) were instrumental in the development of DCP’s most recent report, Divided Communities and Social Media.  In addition to their work in Rogers’ dispute systems design workshop, their language, words and ideas appear throughout the report.  They interviewed dispute resolution experts, social media strategists and community leaders to hone the report.  DCP is grateful for their thorough and efficient work!  Brooks, Robby and Jennifer graduate with a certificate in dispute resolution.

As part of Jackie Fisher’s (also part of the featured photo) independent study with Nancy Rogers, Jackie took the lead in drafting DCP’s new Midland Simulation: for Community Leaders.  Jackie also graduates with the certificate in dispute resolution.  Great work Jackie!  

Jackie, Robby and Mary Kate Moller served as DCP research assistants in spring 2016, conducing preliminary research for and supporting the DCP’s Columbus-based pilot project.  Like Jackie and Robby, Mary Kate graduates with Moritz’s certificate in dispute resolution.

Rachel Spiker supported DCP Director Grande Lum, conducting research related to several DCP projects.  Thanks for your help Rachel!

Leigh Anne Newcomer worked this spring  with Nancy Rogers on a paper describing the role that courts might play in helping divided communities. The article is under consideration for publication.  Great work Leigh Anne!