Financial Aid Staff
Kathy Seward Northern
Associate Dean for Admissions; Associate Professor of Law
Phone: (614) 292-7750
Office: Drinko 104P
B.A., Williams College
J.D., Harvard University
Professor Northern served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert M. Duncan, Southern District of Ohio, following graduation from law school, and then became an associate with the law firm of Porter, Wright, Morris, & Arthur in Columbus.
In 1990, she joined the law faculty of Ohio Northern University, moving to Ohio State in 1991. She served as chair of the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism and was a member of the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
Her research areas include the use of tort law in social policy formation, the application of traditional tort principles to mitigate the effects of environmental racism, and products liability.
She teaches Advanced Topics in Tort Law, Environmental Justice, Law & Technology, Products Liability, and Torts.
Robert L. Solomon II
Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid; Director of Diversity & Inclusion
Phone: (614) 292-5354
Office: Drinko 104C
B.A., David Lipscomb College
J.D., The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
During law school, Dean Solomon received Moot Court and Order of the Barrister Honors, and he served on the Moot court Governing Board, the Student Bar Association, and the Black Law Student Association (first as Vice President and then as President). He was also the recipient of the Earl Warren Legal Training Scholarship.
Dean Solomon began his legal career as an Assistant Attorney General for the state of Ohio. He also served as a Franklin County Municipal Court Magistrate before joining The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law to work in administration.
During his tenure at the College of Law, he has served as Assistant to the Dean, Director of the Moot Court and Lawyering Skills Program, Assistant Dean for Admission & Financial Aid, an advisor to the Black Law Student Association and as an adjunct professor focusing on Evidence, Trial Advocacy and Appellate Advocacy. In 1999, he left the university to work as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Department of Justice. In the Fall of 2001, he returned to the College of Law to resume his duties as Assistant Dean for Admission and Financial Aid and to head the Office of Minority Affairs within the law school as its Director.
Dean Solomon has also been active in the community, currently serving on the Boards of the Equal Justice Foundation and the Columbus Academy. He also serves on the Diversity Committees of the Law School Admission Council and the American Bar Association. He has served as Chair of the Law School Liaison Committee for the Columbus Bar Association(CBA) and has served on other Columbus Bar Association committees as well, including the Long Range Planning Committee and the Minority Clerkship Task Force. He has served on the Executive Board of the John Mercer Langston Bar Association as Parliamentarian, Chair of Professional Development Committee and as President. Dean Solomon is also a President Emeritus of 100 Black Men of Central Ohio and is the Board Chair Emeritus of the Africentric Personal Development Shop.
His recent honors have included being selected by Congress to represent the District at the 2006 National African American Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. and being honored as Alumnus of the year for 2006 by his undergraduate alma mater.
Assistant Director for Enrollment Services
Phone: (614) 688-5538
Office: Drinko 186N
Phone: (614) 292-8810
Office: Drinko 186N
B.S., The Ohio State University, 2010
Assistant Director for Financial Aid
Phone: (614) 292-8807
Office: Drinko 104
Assistant Director for Admissions; Diversity & Inclusion
Phone: (614) 688-8212
Office: Drinko 104