The Law School Magazine  ·  Spring 2012

 

Features

 
Bringing the law to life
Around 6 p.m. on a Monday night, two students sat at a table in the front of a lecture hall large enough for more than 70 students. Yet, they faced fe... Continue Reading →
Institute’s work mirrors director’s own story of success
Sharon Davies is passionate about the mission of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity because she believes her life is proof of it... Continue Reading →
Judicial Waiting Game
After a statewide selection process, federal review, recommendations by both U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and former U.S. Sen. George Voinovich ’66, and ... Continue Reading →
Servant The Leader: Brian Sandoval ’89 shares lessons learned during meteoric rise
After the votes were counted and the victory secured, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval ’89 faced a num­ber of daunting challenges: Nevada had the highest... Continue Reading →
Exit Interviews: 6 members of the class of 2012 reflect, share where they are headed
JANIE HENRY Janie Henry ’12 will be clerking for U.S. District Court Judge Frederick Stamp in the Northern District of West Virginia. “My best exp... Continue Reading →
Office of Diversity & Inclusion works with students ‘seeking to understand’
After taking steps to look at diversity in a broader sense – such as economic diversity, gender issues, and sexual orientation – The Ohio State Un... Continue Reading →
Baker Hostetler gives $500K for mentoring program
Students enter the dining room at the Barrister Club, scanning the room for familiar faces. Their smiles break wide open as they extend a hand to the ... Continue Reading →
A Fractured Debate
A New kind of natural gas mining is shaking up Ohio and brings with it the promise of jobs and affordable energy, but critics say there might be an un... Continue Reading →
Sleeping Giant No More
In 1978 in the United States, President Carter signed a bill allowing for the home brewing of beer; the Dallas Cowboys won the Super Bowl; and, in a C... Continue Reading →

Alumni Profiles

 

Program helps graduate build unique solo practice


Domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human-trafficking – all are areas many lawyers are hesitant to pursue due to financial constraints, Micaela Deming ’09 says. Perhaps that is why the Columbus attorney’s focused practice developed ...

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Attorney continues her practice 60-plus years later


On a winter’s day when drawing in a breath feels like a thousand icicles piercing the lungs, Mary Lord ’51 swings open the door to the tidy house on Orchard Street and wryly asks, “Do you want to shoot some baskets?” While a game of one-on-on...

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On the Front Line of Immigration


In the Douthett family, there are two traditions: the Buckeyes and law school. Following his graduation from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and a five-year stint in the Navy, Trenton Douthett ’06 followed suit and enrolled at Th...

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Timothy Barnes ’95 to serve as bankruptcy judge


A partner in the restructuring and insolvency group at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, Timothy Barnes ’95 has been appointed as bankruptcy judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Barnes was appointed...

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Judicial Waiting Game


After a statewide selection process, federal review, recommendations by both U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and former U.S. Sen. George Voinovich ’66, and introduction before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Toledo lawyer Jeffrey Helmick ’88 has bee...

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Servant The Leader: Brian Sandoval ’89 shares lessons learned during meteoric rise


After the votes were counted and the victory secured, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval ’89 faced a num­ber of daunting challenges: Nevada had the highest unemployment rate in the United States and led the nation in fore­closures. The state’s high sch...

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Commitment to diversity leads to gift


The game at Ohio Stadium only held the interest of Tom Kahle ’75 for so long. While the Buckeyes put points on the board against Indiana University on Nov. 5, Kahle was in deep conversation with his companions, Dean Alan Michaels and Professor Shar...

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Departments

 

Connecting Democracy: Online Consultation and the Flow of Political Communication


With the proliferation of online communication tools, e-democracy is steadily transforming the relationship between government and citizens, a phe­nomenon that Peter M. Shane, the Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law at The Ohio State U...

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Donald B. Tobin shares his thoughts on political fundraising and nonprofits


What changes in the law have led political operatives to consider alternative structures when setting up campaign organizations? The short answer is that organizations are improperly choosing alternative structures to avoid the campaign disclosure pr...

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Diversity in the law



There are many marks of a great learning community, including outstanding teaching, creative faculty scholarship, and support for talented students. Diversity is also an essential part of a great educational institution. In an academic year with many highlights, one of our brightest days came in ear...

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