The Law School Magazine  ·  Fall 2007 : Dean's Letter

From the Dean’s Desk

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Welcome to the first edition of our new alumni magazine – All Rise.  This magazine will take the place of the newsletter-style publication you have been receiving for several years – Special Edition.  In this issue, we are introducing our talented new communications colleagues. Barbara Peck, a lawyer, journalist, and director of our communications efforts, wrote the opening piece, followed by two pieces by Rob Phillips, who brings his background as a journalist.  Andrea Reinaker created the fresh new design.

As I travel across the country and meet alumni, I am impressed with how many alumni have become true experts in their chosen fields as well as the breadth of career directions.  In this publication, you will find news about your classmates and professors, and you will also learn first-hand about the legal expertise they have developed since graduation.  For example, Susan Ashbrook ’87, Dave Robinson ’92, and Richard Daley ’78 help us explore the legal benefits and pitfalls of building green.  Barton Hacker ’01 tells us about his experiences running a nonprofit organization in South Dakota, and Michael Segal ’83 gives us a glimpse of life as one of the nation’s leading attorneys in executive compensation.

We know many of you are also interested in what is happening at Moritz.  In the beginning of the magazine, you will find news about the school.  We have also invited first-year student Jonathan Peters to write a regular column about his journey through law school, and you may enjoy comparing your experiences with Jonathan’s.

As you will see, there is a lot going on at Moritz and within the entire Ohio State community.  Each year, your alma mater improves – higher student credentials, higher placement rates, top quality faculty recruitment, and higher national rankings.  Our success and the recent successes of the entire University play off of one another and with Gordon Gee returning to the University (and to the law faculty!), we believe the energy and enthusiasm that has consumed the entire campus will continue.  We hope this new publication is one of many changes that you have noticed and will continue to see.



Nancy H. Rogers

Dean and Michael E. Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution

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